Totentanz (the dead’s dance)


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riginally, there was a cemetery between the Prediger Church and the river Rhein, surrounded by a wall which was decorated with mural paintings on the interior side. A painter of Konrad’ Witz’s school expressed in his paintings, how death asked all kinds of people (emperors and beggars) to dance. Such examples clearly show the fears people had during the plague. However, some people from the neightbourhood have destroyed the wall of the cemetery because it took away too much light. Thus, these extra ordinary mural paintings get lost as well, which had given this place its name. Some fragments of the wall can be looked at in the historical museum.