Krakau KRAKOW In 1998 the Sternenweg follows the eastern path and leads to Krakow’s fantastic market square with the cloth hall. Young polish actresses take over the part of the dancers for a great culturally interested audience. The picture of renewal refers to Botticelli’s Spring. Helmut Lutz receives the European Project Price in the castle of Wavel. The hideous German history transforms into a contribution to communication. Poland is part of the EU today.
Prag PRAGUE becomes another step on the path of the Sternenweg. The sculpture-stage is put up right in front of the Karolinum. The performance of the Sternenweg characters on the Carls bridge refers to its function as a bridge. The proximity of Theresienstadt brings a lot of Jewish visitors to the Sternenweg. Many of them are reminded of their own sorrowful Sternenweg. The question of a final permanent exhibition in Prague arises but is put aside as the path follows on to Rome. Also the Czech Republic is today a member country of the EU.
Athen ATHENS After Rome, the performance takes place at the Zappion in the centre of Athens during an earthquake of 4,1. Because of safety precautions, many people are in the neighbouring park. The simple message of the Sternenweg, the path goes on was welcomed. In the works of Helmut Lutz, the Greek mythology makes the fundamental statements about Europe. Europa is a woman who loves the diversity of her many children and therefore wishes for a Europe made up of regions. On the Münster-mountain, Breisach, Helmut Lutz shapes this idea into a sculpture.
Europastier EUROPA’S BULL In the year 2000, the city of Breisach unveiled the Europe memorial in this realisation on the Münster-square. Black, Greek marble in form of a bull breaks through the cobblestones. The Europa on its back reaches for the stars. Her triangular body refers to the region and its connection to three countries. She encourages us to set off for the new Europe. The year 2000 then leads us to the important visit to Jerusalem.