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  • 28 - Obere Landstrasse 22
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    Stadtrundgang Krems

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    The simple façade of the house Obere Landstrasse No. 22 on the right side, with the stone window sills from the mid- 18th century, was restructured 70 years ago. At the corner of the Gaheisgasse, with its arches, leading up to the Körnermarkt and to the Dominikanerkirche, a "Turk Madonna" in the first floor protected the residents, and she would have a lot to tell. After previous literature Matthias Schwanthaler attributed the figure 1685. The wooden statue shows Mary with child on a falling Turk, represents and reminds of one of the main concerns of the Kremser in the 17th and 18th century, namely the imminent Turkish threat. In fact, the heavily fortified city of Krems was never directly threatened by the Turks, though, there were horsemen during the Turkish wars roaming around at the south of the Danube.

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