Wooden penis on the edge of a lookout point on a hill near Ravensburg
Photo: Felix Kästle / dpa
At the weekend, passers-by discovered an unusual kind of sculpture on a dirt road in the Swabian town of Ravensburg: in the Taldorf district, a wooden penis about two meters high jutted into the air.
Meticulously carved and naturalistically designed, the sculpture sits enthroned in the middle of nature and is lit by the sun.
It is unclear who brought the phallus to the top.
But he is allowed to stay there for the time being, because: "The community takes it with humor," said Daniel Futterer from the local administration.
The wooden penis is well attached to the floor and does not pose a threat to traffic on the street next to it.
However, the community has an interest in clarifying who the work of art belongs to and how the question of ownership should be settled, the Schwäbische Zeitung quotes the mayor Regine Rist.
Trend towards penis sculpture in the south
In the region around the neighboring Allgäu, such phallus sculptures appear again and again.
At the beginning of January, a similar wooden penis was set up near Ebratshofen in the Bavarian district of Lindau.
Here, too, it is not known who installed the wooden sculpture there.
The most famous sculpture of this kind is on the 1738 meter high Grünten in the Allgäu Alps in Bavaria.
Most recently, this wooden penis even attracted international attention when it first fell over within a few weeks, then was straightened up again and finally disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
The wooden penis was later replaced, then sawn and reassembled by strangers.
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