Statue of Adolf III by Engelbert Peiffer, on the Trostbrücke in Hamburg.
The monument stands on the balustrade of the Trostbrucke bridge and depicts the count wearing courtly attire of the early millennium and is made of stone. In his right hand he holds a sword with it's point resting on the ground. In contrast to the rest of the monument, the sword is made of copper. The contrast actually gives the monument a more striking appearance.
Adolf III, Count of Schauenburg and Holstein (1160 - 3 January 1225) was the ruler of the Counties of Schauenburg and Holstein. He is particularly remembered for his establishment of a new settlement for traders on the banks of the Alster near the Neue Burg in Hamburg and is noted for having followed Frederick Barbarossa on the Third Crusade.
October 11th, 2019
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