Tuebingen fire department squad leader Markus Mozer told NBC News that the student had tried to pose for a photo on a dare and climbed into the artwork.
It took a total of 22 rescue workers with special equipment to free the 20-year-old from the six-foot replica of female genitalia in the southern German city Tuebingen. The sculpture, worth over R2 million, was installed 13 years ago outside the microbiology and virology department of the city’s university clinic.
The youth was eventually freed after 30 minutes.
Local paper Schwaebisches Tagblatt remarked forceps were not needed to extract him.