To delete a symlink (only the link), you treat it like a file.
However, if you try this, you get:
(“r” is my symlink)
rm r/ rm: cannot remove `r/': Is a directory
Ok, if rm is of no help, rmdir should, as it (sort of) tells me
rmdir r/ rmdir: failed to remove `r/': Not a directory
I then went on the Internet (Top Gear reference intended) and found out, what the problem was:
The / (slash) on “r/”
went just fine :)
Well, where did it come from? Tab completion.
Lesson learned: Tab completion is only 99.8% right. Where has that other .1% gone? Safety margin.