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It'll stop you in your tracks

'What the heck is that?' we wondered when we saw this tall structure covered in statues by the edge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Magic Column

The Magic Column (German: Magische Säule) is located at the marina, near the boat pier. It was... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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Seepromenade, 88709 Meersburg (Bodensee), Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'What the heck is that?' we wondered when we saw this tall structure covered in statues by the edge of the Bodensee on Meersburg. You can buy a pamphlet in German for 2 euros from the nearby refreshments kiosk which explains it all. Basically everyone...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sculptor Peter Lenk’s style is not everyone's cup of tea, in fact it is much debated in Germany and some of his messages are highly controversial. I for one must admit that I do like it as well as the stories behind his works of...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Not sure as the others persons wrote as there is no explanation about it around this place. However it's a good place to see and to see the lake as it's a the end of the walking street and near the ferry port

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Magic Column (German: Magische Säule) is located at the marina, near the boat pier. It was created by Peter Lenk, a German artist from Bodman-Ludwigshafen near Bodensee. He is famous for his provocative style and heavily debated works of art that often show sculptures...More

Thank Traveller87987687
Reviewed 26 August 2017

If you walk through the town gate and along Unterstadtstrasse or the lake promenade, you'll come to the harbour area and one of the first things to catch your eye will be the tall metal structure at the end of the breakwater. As you get...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Recommended to anyone who puts satires in front of beauty. This column is the first thing catching your eyes when getting into the harbor. The man faced gull seated at the top of the column, Colombus standing on a stylized globe, the armored soldier riding...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Unique statue that is not out of the way if you are walking along the lake, I do not get all of the parts of it and that makes up part of the fun

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This statue next to the ferry terminal catches your eyes from afar. It is located on a boardwalk on the marina of Meersburg, it compelled me like many other to walk all the way in their to take a photo of it. Since the boardwalk...More

1  Thank ayaa1977
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Another reviewer thought the Magische Saule looked somewhat like the Imperia in Constance. Good Call! The creator of each is the contemporary, local artist Peter Lenk. He is noted for his satiric style. It is sad that there is not much prominent information about the...More

2  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Magische Saulle in Meersburg Germany is worth a photo or two. We are not sure what it is supposed to signify, but it is strange.. Meersburg, itself is worth a quick visitr if you are in the area. The best way to get ot...More

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