The King is back. He's helping pedestrians cross the road in Friedberg, north of Frankfurt, with his trademark swinging hips. The Wetterauer Zeitung reported Wednesday that Elvis Presley had been immortalized in three pedestrian lights in the Hessian city.
The new signal system has been installed around the city's Elvis Presley Square. Local politician Marion Götz told the paper that the Elvis traffic lights, which were designed by an artist, cost around €900.
So why has Elvis become an 'Ampelmann' or traffic light man? Well, because the rock 'n' roll star was stationed as a soldier in Friedberg from October 1958 to March 1960, and lived in neighbouring Bad Nauheim during this time. The King is therefore a big deal in both these cities.