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Eulenspiegel Fountain

Eulenspiegel Fountain  (Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH / Bormann)

The fountain at Bäckerklint was created in 1906 by Arnold Kramer. It was created in memory of Till Eulenspiegel, who was said to have been born in 1300 in Kneitlingen/Elm (not far from Braunschweig). He is considered a symbol of the irrepressible and joyful acceptance of life. His name was immortalized in the High German Straßburg version of a book of folk tales from 1515. The bakery in which Till was said in the folk tale to have baked real owls and long-tailed monkeys was located directly next to the fountain until 1944. The name of the donor of the fountain, the Jewish banker Meyersfeld, was removed from the commemoration plaque during the National Socialist period. During heavy bombing on October 15th, 1944, the fountain remained unscathed in the midst of fully destroyed houses.

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Eulenspiegelbrunnen  (Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH / Bormann)
Eulenspiegelbrunnen
Bäckerklint
38100 Braunschweig