Würzburg, Germany

Lantbert loved Würzburg where books displayed on sidewalks were never stolen. He first came to Würzburg to study history at the university, but then he never left. Lantbert was like a used book waiting beside a bookstore for someone to read. A peaceful man, Lantbert became obsessed with Würzburg’s bloody past. The statues on the Alte Mainbrücke remind us of its wars and pogroms. The statue of Saint Kilian carries a golden sword. The statue of Saint John of Nepomuk brandishes a cross like a weapon. Charlemagne’s father, Pepin the Short, seems unapologetic for the brutality of his conquest of Aquataine.