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Gaenseliesel, Goettingen

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The Gänseliesel (English: Goose Girl, Goose Lizzy (Liesel as pet name of Elisabeth)) is a fountain which was erected in 1901 in front of the mediaeval town hall of Göttingen, Germany. Although rather small in size, the fountain is the best-known landmark of the city. Today, it is an essential part of graduation celebrations, for every student who finishes a doctorate at the University of Göttingen has to climb the fountain and kiss the statue of the goose girl.
A Gänseliesel is also situated in Monheim am Rhein, Hanover's Steintor Square and Berlin's Nikolsburger Square.

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  • Whenever you visit Goettingen you will see small decorated carts, flowers and happy people around the Gänseliesel Brunnen and you think what is that? It is tradition over decades that a person who...  more »
  • An icon of Göttingen. No trip complete without a picture in front if this famous structure. A bit in the background as all the Christmas martlet stalls surround it.  more »
  • Cute fountain with central market in town. Photogenic spot!
  • It is a beautiful history. PHD graduates in Göttingen city, Kiss the lady. It was wonderful to see my husband climbing to go and kiss her. It is worth visiting

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