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Just a couple of years ago, a bronze statue was stolen from the Tonndorfer Cemetery in Wandsbek. The statue had stood for many years opposite the chapel near the cemetery gates. It had greatly enhanced the scene, where older people could sit on the nearby benches and observe the statue. This statue was known as "Die Psyche" and was around 100 years old It now seems to have become common practice, and public monuments are no longer safe, especially when they are of bronze. Luckily, the statue was later recovered, but in a dismantled condition, the feet had been sawn-off. It is hoped that it can be restored, but the future of this object of art is still uncertain, as to where it will be in the future. There have been quite a number of such statues stolen in Hamburg and Wandsbek. Others have never been recovered.

 

A further statue by Otto Stichling, also over 100 years old and known as "Das Junge Weib", the young woman, was stolen from it's pedestal behind the "Restaurant Eichtal" in Wandsbek's Eichtalpark in 2010, and has never been recovered.

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The statue stolen several years ago never turned and has now been replaced by a new one, which is of inferior quality and smaller

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A further statue stands in the Litzowstraße near Wandsbek Markt

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