Gänseliesel (in Göttingen)

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  • codo786

    The Gänseliesel in front of the old town hall is a fountain figure since 1901 the landmark of the university city of Göttingen. The bronze figure of the fountain was created by the sculptor Paul Nisse to a design by the architect Heinrich Stöckhardt. Since 1990 it is a copy, while the original figure is in the Municipal Museum.
    Parts of the student body soon incorporated the well into their custom. After enrolling, the students boarded the well to kiss the fountain figurine. As this often happened in the context of loud celebrations, on March 31, 1926, a decree was issued, which made the climbing of the market well and a kissing of the goose-shit under penalty. Because the students did not stick to it, 1926 came to a "kiss process". After the cand. Jur. Georg Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck was caught red-handed, he had to pay a fine of ten Reichsmark. Although the law student fought the administrative penalty and demanded from the court "kiss freedom" and "yet to remove the spell from the bronze lips", but he was successful neither in the district court of Göttingen before the Berlin Court of Appeal. The kiss ban was officially continued, but was hardly noticed. That is why the Gänseliesel the Göttinger as the most kissed girl in the world. However, in recent decades it was no longer the newly enrolled students who kissed the goose slush, but doctoral students after their successful examination. In the process, a bouquet of flowers is presented to the goose-girl. On the occasion of the Gänseliesel's 100th anniversary, the City Council officially lifted the kiss ban.
    (Source: wikipedia.de)

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    • June 8, 2017

  • Beate

    For Christmas, Gänseliesel looks especially nice.

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    • December 13, 2018

  • Efdal Akyüz

    A beautiful fountain in the center of the city

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    • August 18, 2019

  • Mike 🇪🇺

    Every year, this spectacle takes place and you should just take time for it.
    Appointment on the Internet.

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    • March 28, 2018

  • Ilona

    the most kissed girl in the world

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    • November 9, 2019

  • Beate

    Göttingen beautiful half-timbered houses that you don't see at eye level. The most beautiful half-timbered houses with their decorations and sculptures can be discovered by letting your gaze wander upwards.

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    • March 2, 2020

  • Holger

    If you are in town you have to pay a visit to this fountain.

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    • November 8, 2019

  • Juliane

    Especially funny when the freshly baked doctors climb the girl ... um, 😉😅

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    • May 4, 2020

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Location: Lower Saxony, Germany

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