Sculpture by sculptor Walther Preik
The bronze sculpture "Lütt Matten, de Has", created after a Low German fable, stands on the boardwalk in Strandstraße. In the fable, the hare danced alone in a meadow. Reinecke Fuchs saw this and offered himself as a dance partner. Gullible Lütt Matten gives him the paw, is killed and eaten. The crow played to dance and got its share of the booty.
The sculptor Walther Preik was born on 5.3.1932 in Massow. He first completed an apprenticeship as a stonemason from 1947 to 1950. Then he attended the technical school for applied arts in Wismar and until 1958 the College of Fine Arts in Dresden. After earning his diploma there, he came to Waren (Müritz) to live and work here as a freelance artist. Especially with his animal sculptures and fable figures he became known and left his artistic mark everywhere in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Especially in Waren (Müritz) you can find many works in public space. Walther Preik passed away on 11.5.2018 in Waren (Müritz).