Following the creation of figurines of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Martin Luther, Karl Marx, and Richard Wagner Ottmar Hörl did it again. For the 25th anniversary of Germany's reunification the sculptor revived the walking Ampelmännchen in three dimensions. On October 3, this year's unity celebrations will take place in Frankfurt's Paulskirche, the meeting place of the first elected all-German parliament in 1848. The motto of this year's event is: Grenzen überwinden (overcoming borders).
Naturally, Hörl's little traffic-light men come in green although he created them in red, yellow, and black (Ampel kaput?) too. On the photo his little guys are walking downstairs in the entrance hall of Hesse's Staatskanzlei (state chancellery) in Wiesbaden.
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(Schmetterlinge im Bauch haben) (©Kronenzeitung).