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Wörthersee Manndl

Little Man of the Lake Wörth

Legendary figure.
Heinz Goll

Klagenfurt /  Wörthersee Manndl   Klagenfurt /  Wörthersee Manndl


Bronze statue of a small man with his hand resting on a barrel, from which an endless stream of water flows into the fountain. According to legend, a midget was so angry on a noisy, sinful town, that he opened his keg and flooded the town with an endless stream of water. This is the origin of the lake W├Ârth. On the marble tile next to the fountain stands this legend in the Carinthian dialect.


"…und so ihr nit ablaszt von
frasz & völlerey & ander sünd
trifft euch gottes zorn".
sie hieszen ihn einen narren
er aber tat seyn fasz auf
und die stadt versoff —.
so ist worden der see von wörth.
fecit heinz goll vlg. käfer 1965.


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Locatie (N 46°37'28" - E 14°18'27") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: atka035; Photograph: 12 September 2016
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