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The Greth Schell Fountain

The woman who had to carry her drunken husband home

This fountain lies opposite the Liebfrauenkapelle (Chapel of Our Lady). You cannot miss the splashing sound as you approach this picturesque location.
The story behind it is actually about a woman called Greth Schell (as in the sculpture) who has to carry home her drunken husband, as he is dressed in his jester's hat and bearing a rod. Every year on the occasion of Fasnacht Monday the Guild of Carpenters, Turners and Coopers re-enact the Greth Schell story. Local children enjoy oranges and bread rolls distributed to them on the occasion.
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  • Greth Schell custom taken up by guild of carpenters, turners and coopers: 1887
  • Sculpture by Rolf Brem added to fountain. 1997