Originally Posted by gaggleofcrazypeople
Why were they given that statue?
That's a good question!
I have found nowhere an explanation why Grand Duke Henri handed this statue over to the mayor of Trier.
This statue was created in 1927 by the famous sculptor Auguste Trémont (1892-1980) and was exhibited in the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg. I guess Grand Duke Henri gave the statue simply in an act of friendship.:)
The Grand Ducal couple visited the monument of Balduin of Luxembourg (laying down flowers ), the Roman palace atrium, after that the room where the Holy Dress is kept, then the medieval exhibition of illumination codex egberti
in the city library (pieces from the heritage of archbishop Egbert who consecrated the first chapel in Luxembourg in 987) and at the end the imperial abbey Saint Maximin, who was built in 963 in an act of exchange with Earl Siegfried on the birthplace of Luxembourg city (in this act for the first time in history, the name Lucilinburhuc
appeared meaning "little castle" from this notion the name Luxembourg
Below other pictures from the visit I found on a German and a Luxembourgish website and a photo of the statue: