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Biebernheimer Quetschehannes

Biebernheim, 56325 St. Goar

The main character, the Quetschehannes, came into being just over 125 years ago (he celebrated his 125th birthday in 2007). At that time, according to the story, a traveling merchant from the Hunsrück region named Hannes or Johannes came to the village at the time of the fair and sold sweets.
The main character, the Quetschehannes, came into being just over 125 years ago (he celebrated his 125th birthday in 2007). At that time, according to the story, a traveling merchant from the Hunsrück region named Hannes or Johannes came to the village at the time of the fair and sold sweets. These were something special at that time and very popular as a gift from the boys for their girls. He probably put his profits into wine and/or beer and partied quite merrily. So it happened that the youth took him in a drunken state on their shoulders and carried him through the village. When he then died in 1882, the youth mourned this event fiercely. The widow Berz, then innkeeper at the Wilbert Inn, advised the youth to simply build a Hannes, which was then done in the form of a straw doll and continues to this day. This large and heavy straw doll is dressed in tailcoat, top hat, white shirt, white trousers and boots and has the obligatory cigar in his mouth.
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Quetschehannes
Wanderer beim "Qutschehannes"
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Biebernheimer Quetschehannes

56325 St. Goar Biebernheim
Biebernheimer "Quetschehannes"
Biebernheim
56325 St. Goar


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