Stein of the
Month: July 2000
~ A Humorous Münchner Kindl
This cute half-liter saltglazed and
enameled stein starts off innocently enough, with a gentleman enjoying a cigar
and a beer from his Hofbrauhaus Masskrug. We can only guess how long he's
been sitting there to deserve the caution he's getting from the Munchner
Kindl, who has risen directly from his beer stein!
The Munich Child, or Munchner Kindl, has its origins in the official seal
for the city of Munich. The other two most famous symbols for this Bavarian city
are the twin towers of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and the
Hofbrauhaus, whose well-known HB logo is found on many steins.
The base of this stein is unmarked and the manufacturer unknown.
Learn more about the Munich Child in an article entitled "The History of
the Munich Child" in the Library.
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