This contemporary work by Jürgen Verber is based on a book that is over five hundred years old. The text of the medieval writer Sebastian Brant is relevant to this day. Ironically, two years before Christopher Columbus sailed to America, not knowing anything about it, in 1494, Sebastian Brant wrote the book The Ship of Fools. He portrayed deceitful politicians, greedy merchants, corrupt priests, and fake scientists, calling on a ship to sail into the land of fools. Jürgen Verber connected the plot of the book with the images of Albrecht Dürer - a native of Nuremberg and created this monument. In 1987, the statue was bought by the philanthropist Kurt Klutentreter and presented to the city.