Due to the construction work on geyersworth castle, the witch memorial was removed from its place of installation to avoid potential damage caused by the construction work. Since tuesday, a flat lawn is being prepared on schonleinsplatz, opposite the main entrance of the savings bank, to temporarily provide a central location for the memorial. "I am pleased that such a prominent transitional site could be found for the witch memorial, in coordination with the artists", emphasizes culture mayor christian lange, in the press release from the city hall.
The monastery of bamberg was at the beginning of the 17. At the beginning of the 20th century a center of "witch persecution in the holy roman empire of the german nation. Over 1000 men, women and children, regardless of age or social background, fell victim to this witch mania, were tortured and killed. After a nationwide competition, the essen artist couple miriam giebler and hubert sandmann created a memorial that impressively recalls these events as a brand in the form of a light installation.