An interesting item has cropped up on the Andreas Thies auction house website that will be in the upcoming auction. It's the eagle that was attached to the wall somewhere on the Berchtesgaden railway station during the 3rd Reich period. Imagine the infamous people who saw this hugely impressive piece of carved wood? It's a shame the photo doesn't give the size of it some perspective by standing say, a man next to it, because it measures a massive 3.8m x 4.0m (12'6" x 13') and weighs 800Kgs (1760lbs)!!!
I wonder how this huge relic has suddenly appeared? I wonder if it's got something to do with the Deutsche Bahn putting the station up for sale in August? Was it found there in the cellar whilst the building was being cleared for sale perhaps? Questions, questions....
Anyway, it'll need a very big wall to hang it, but then if you can afford to buy it you probably have a space big enough to do so. Bidding starts at 45,000 Euro's.
All aboard, Ned.