A mysterious sculpture appeared in the top of the World during this winter season. While the Austrian Alps are filled with skiers, someone thought this would be the perfect timing to create awareness by placing a wooden penis on the top of the mountains.
When you think of the Austrian Alps, you probably picture flowers, trees, Heidi, mountain goats, and The Sound of Music. But these memories are now updated with new content.
The Austrian 6,211 ft /1,893 meter mountain’s peak ötscher is a popular destination all the year round and offers something to everybody. A gaming-based alpinist, Marika Roth, spotted a 2-meter timber phallus sculpture and documented it on her facebook account.
An unknown artist has secretly installed the giant and heavy male attribute overnight, meanwhile being exposed to weather and wind. Rumor has it that the land art piece is evoking an archaic ‘fertility cult’ (the earliest example of a prehistoric phallic artifact was discovered in the ‘hohle fels’ / hollow rock, a cave in Germany). The sculpture was placed for hikers to enjoy, and nobody knows why.
Meanwhile, locals investigate who might be the creator, reportedly, the phallus will remain for a while. The installation has created such a social media buzz that the mountain’s lifts marketing manager Ines Enöckl thinks it could draw even more tourists to the place.
If you’d like to plan a trip to Austria to see the eighth Wonder of the World, you better act fast, because ski lift operators are doubtful that the statue is going to stay erect for long and will likely go flaccid and fall apart when the next storm blows through the area.
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