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Meistertrunk clock - Bayern, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 49° 22.630 E 010° 10.740
32U E 585581 N 5470053
Quick Description: This clock is mounted in the Ratstrinkstube building in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany, and it re-enacts the historic "meistertrunk" daily.
Location: Bayern, Germany
Date Posted: 10/27/2006 9:39:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMWJK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 117

Long Description:
The clock is mounted in the Ratstrinkstube building, and it re-enacts the historic "meistertrunk" daily. The meistertrunk commemorates the event in 1631 when the walled town was under siege from the Imperial forces of Count Tilly. On a lark, Count Tilly told the city that he would spare them if anyone could drink a tankard containing about six pints of wine in one draught. Mayor Nusch took the challenge successfully, and the city was saved. The clock re-enacts the event hourly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Rothenburg celebrates this rescue each year on Whitsun with a festival performance, grand army march and a field camp.
Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: 1/1/1768

Web link to additional info: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of clock.
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