This statue by Hermann Hubacher is dedicated to the German composer, pianist, and conductor Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) and is a symbol of music and of listening to music. Brahms lived and worked during the summer months in Thun between 1886 and 1888.
The dominant elements of this iron sculpture by Bernhard Luginbühl are its blade-like shape and shield-like plate supported by three pillars. The artist’s work was inspired by Thun Castle and its collection of weapons.
During the battle of Murten in 1476, the warriors from Thun captured Charles the Bold’s court jester. Nowadays, the court jester, called Fulehung, is the most important character of this festival. Equipped with mask, pig’s bladder and nightstick he chases the crowd through the streets of Thun while handing out candy to the kids.