~ Wo man Bier trinkt ~
The message here is that beer is a mild social drink, but strong drink like whiskey, gin and vodka can lead to violence. The Jugendstil (youth style = modern art) stein is marked only 552, ca. early 1900's.
Wo man Bier trinkt,
magst du ruhig lachen,
böse Menschen trinken
schärf're Sachen.
Where one drinks beer,
you might peacefully laugh,
(but) bad people drink
strong things.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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