Zerrissene Perlenkette

Zerrissene Perlenkette, Überlingen: Hours, Address, Zerrissene Perlenkette Reviews: 4.5/5

Zerrissene Perlenkette
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Torn Bead Chain
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Torn Bead Chain (“Zerrissene Perlenkette” in German) is a work of art, created by German sculptor Andrea Zaumseil. It commemorates the mid-air collision and subsequent crash of two airplanes that took place here in July 2002. 71 lives were lost, including 45 children. The sculpture consists of spheres made from stainless steel, with a torn metal cable connecting some of them. The torn metal cable represents the torn thread(s) of life caused by this accident. Next to the metal spheres is a small, young part of the forest, consisting of 71 birch and European rowan trees, representing the 71 victims. They were planted by relatives of the victims on the day the memorial site was inaugurated. The memorial site is located at the edge of a wood near Brachenreuthe, a neighbourhood of Überlingen at Lake Constance (Bodensee). Note that the location given here, on Tripadvisor, is wrong. The address “Brachenreuthe 4” leads you to “Camphill school community Brachenreuthe” and is roughly a kilometre to the east. The memorial site however, is correctly marked on Google Maps. When you reach to the bus stop “Überlingen Brachenreuthe”, follow the sign “Gedenkstätte” (memorial site in German). You can actually see the metal spheres from there. You can park your car on a parking lot nearby (Waldparkplatz Winterhalde). A commemorative plaque with the names of all 71 fatalities, in German and Russian plus a map of Europe with all the relevant cities, was set up. As a result of the disaster and the desire to help each other the NGO Freundeskreis Brücke nach Ufa (Circle of Friends Bridge to Ufa) was founded. Their internet site is in German and Russian.
Written October 21, 2018
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