Wenn der Kranich zieht
(When the crane flies off- A small cultural history)
Wenn der Kranich zieht – Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte, 1987, 59 pages,33 illustrations Text: Alf Mayer
A symbolic crane is the logo of the German airline and adorns every airplane. There are various myths involving cranes, and in Chinese mythology cranes are generally symbolically connected with the idea of immortality and being the symbol of longetivity and peace,it is very often depicted in the art of the Far East.