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6 JANUARY / Dreikönigstag / the Feast of the Three Kings
Three Wise Kings on the Münster
Positioned on the corners of St. George's Tower, a procession of Three Kings faces the Madonna in the gable. Gothic figures in the style of the Parler school of masons, they have lean features and enormous heads foreshortened when seen from below. Originally sculpted in the first half of the 15th c., all have been replaced by copies in the 20th c.
Kneeling King, closest to Madonna; original from around 1420, replaced by a copy
King on the NW corner of St.George's Tower
King on the NE corner of St.George's Tower
St.George's Tower with Three Wise Kings above the gallery; Madonna in the middle of the gable, with Heinrich II and Kunigunde underneath
Kneeling King on St.George's Tower faces Madonna, Heinrich II below