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Die Nibelungen

Postcards

Introduction

The following series of coloured and monochromatic postcards feature images from Fritz Lang's Nibelungen, released in 1924. The coloured postcards were printed by the German firm Uvachrom sometime during the 1920s, whilst the sepia cards are by Verlag Ross, Berlin. The postcards are arranged roughly in order of the appearance of the image within the film. The postcards appear to be the same images used for the 1928 series of 75 different Cigarette cards.

Nibelungen I - Siegfrieds Tod [Siegfried's Death]

Siegfried wielding his sword. {"Uvachrom" Serie 405, Bild Nr. 5433}


Siegfried wielding his sword. {672/1}


Siegfried talking with the storyteller, after making his sword.


Siegfried in the forest. {673/2}


Close up of Siegfried seated upon his horse in the forest, about to set off to steal the treasure of the Nibelungs. {675/1}


'Siegfried und Alberich in der Nebelwiese' - Siegfreid encountering the dwarf king Alberich in the Nebel forest. {675/2}


'Siegfried und Alberich in der Höhle' - Siegfreid and Alberich in the underground grotto where the Nibelung treasure is stored. {675/3}


'Siegfrieds Kampf mit dem Drachen' - Siegfried encounters the fire-breathing dragon. {678/1}


'Siegfrieds Kampf mit dem Drachen' - Siegfried fighting the dragon. {678/2}


'Siegfrieds Kampf mit dem Drachen' - Siegfried fighting the fire-breathing dragon. {687/3}


Siegfried bathing in the blood of the slain dragon. {"UVACROM" Serie 405, Bild Nr. 5434}


'Siegfried badet im Drachenblut' - Siegfried bathing in the blood of the slain dragon. {687/4}


Siegfried and his party arrive at Worms castle, seat of King Gunther of the Burgundians.


King Gunther (Theodor Loos) - son of Dancrat and Ute, King of Burgundy, brother of Kriemhild. Loos later made notable appearances as Josaphat in Lang's Metropolis (1927), and as a police investigator in M (1931).


Hagan Tronje (Hans Adalbert Schlettow).


'Gerenot und Giselher von Burgund' - The young co-kings of Burgundy, Gerenot (Hans Carl Müller) and Giselher (Erwin Biswanger). Biswanger later appeared as Georgy in Lang's Metropolis (1927).


'Königin Ute' - Queen Ute (Gertrud Arnold), mother of Gunther and Kriemhild.


'Kriemhild und die Frauen in der Kamenate' - Kriemhild and her attendants, including her mother.


The Warrior Queen Brunhild of Iceland - standing on the battlement of her castle, looking out as the party of Burgundians comprising King Gunther, Hagan Tronje and Siegfreid, approaches.


'Bruunhildes Einzug' - Queen Brunhild of Iceland arrives at Worms. She is seen stepping down off the ship onto a road of carpet held aloft by the soldiers of King Gunther. Both Hagan and Gunther are seen in the background. {"UVACROM" Serie 405, Bild Nr. 5435}


'Siegfried begrüsst Kriemhild' - Siegfreid welcomes Kriemhild to the garden.


Siegfried speaks to Kriemhild in the garden at Worms Castle, under a flowering blossom tree.


'Siegfried überreicht Kriemhild den Reif' - Siegfreid offers Kriemhild the armulet he had stolen from Brunhild whilst he was disguised as King Gunther. 675/7


Siegfreid offers Kriemhild the armulet he had stolen from Brunhild whilst he was disguised as King Gunther.


Der Streit der Koninginnen - Brunhild and Kriemhild have a confrontation on the stairs of the church at Worms, during which Kriemhild tells Brunhild of the deception used by Gunther to win her hand in marriage. {"UVACROM" Serie 405, Bild Nr. 5436}


'Kriemhild schenkt Volker den Mantel' - Kriemhild and Volker.


'Siegfriend an der Quelle' - Siegfried drinking water from a stream.


The Death of Siegfried - Siegfried being speared by an arrow thrown by Hagan. {"UVACROM", Serie Nr. 405, Bild Nr. 5437.}


The Death of Siegfried - Siegfried being speared by an arrow thrown by Hagan.


'Kriemhildes Rache' - The body of Siegfried on a bed in the foreground, with mourners around him, including his killer, Hagan, standing in the doorway. {"UVACROM", Serie Nr. 405, Bild Nr. 5438.}


Kriemhild accuses Hagan of murdering Siegfried.


'Kriemhild und Brunhild an der Leiche Siegfrieds' - Mourning the death of Siegfried - Brunhild on the left, Kriemhild on the right.


Kriemhild in mourning.


Nibelungen II - Kriemhilds Rache [Kriemhild's Revenge]

'Kriemhild an der Quelle wo Siegfried starb' - Kriemhild returns to the stream where Siegfreid was killed. She gathers up some earth, prior to leaving Worms.


'Hagen versenkt den Hort' - Hagan throws the Nibelungen treasure into the river so Kriemhild cannot use it.


'Rudiger, Konig Etzels Brautwerber' - Rudiger on his knees asking Kriemhild to be the wife of King Etzel (Atilla) of the Hunns. {"UVACROM", Serie Nr. 435, Bild Nr. 5433."}


Rudiger on his knees asking Kriemhild to be the wife of King Etzel (Atilla) of the Hunns.


Rudiger von Bechlaren, vassal of King Etzel.


'Kriemhilds Einzug ins Hunnenland' - Kriemhild on a horse entering the land of the Hunns. {"UVACROM", Serie Nr. 435, Bild Nr. 5654."}


'Verlobung Giselher und Dietlind' - The wedding of Giselher and Dietland.


Volker von Alzey (Bernhard Goetzke), gentleman musician, comrade of Hagan. Later slain by Hildreband.


Dietrich von Bern.


'Herr Etzel' - King Etzel (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) of the Huns. Klein-Rogge was a star in many of Lang's films, including Metropolis and Doctor Mabuse.


'An Etzels Tafel' - At King Etzel's table, a group comprising Gunther, Hagan and their soldiers, just prior to the slaying of Etzel's son by Hagan. {"UVACROM", Serie Nr. 435, Bild Nr. 5655." "An Etzels Tafel"}.


'Das Bankett bei Etzel' - Banquet at King Etzel's table.


Der grimme Hagan - The angry soldier Hagan, standing on the steps of the Hunn castle where Gunther's party has been trapped and slaughtered. {"UVACROM", Serie Nr. 435, Bild Nr. 5656." "Der grimme Hagen"}.


Hagan protects Gunther from the flaming and falling wood. {"UVACROM" Serie 435, Bild Nr. 5657}


'Hagen schützt Gunther im brennenden Etzelpalast' - Hagan protects Gunther from the flaming and falling wood.


Hildebrand (Georg August Koch) - slayer of Kriemhild, Master at Arms to the Burgundians.


Kriemhilds Ende - The death of Kriemhild, slain by Hildebrand, after she had killed Hagan. {UVACROM", Serie Nr. 435, Bild Nr. 5658." "Kriemhilds Ende"}.


'Kriemhild hat den Tödestoss empfangen' - The death of Kriemhild.


Kriemhild, dressed in black following the death of Siegfried, holding his sword, having attained her revenge.

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