Catalog No. 2894
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
“Gruss vom Rhein”
(Greetings from the Rhine)
“Wisst ihr, wo die Linde stand?
Jedem Burschen wohlbekannt,
zu Godesberg am Rheine!”
(Do you know where the Linden stands?
Every fellow knows well,
at Godesberg on the Rhine!)
Central images depict: Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock), a legendary mountain in the Siebengebirge range; and the Cologne Cathedral, one of the world’s largest and most impressive churches.
Text is from a poem “Die Lindenwirtin,” written by Rudolph Baumbach in 1876 and set to music in 1878 by Franz Wilhelm Abt, honoring Ännchen Schumacher (1860-1935), an innkeeper in Bad Godesberg, a village on the Rhine from which Drachenfels may be viewed. Her Linden inn is depicted on the left side above the text. Bonn’s landmark Beethoven Monument appears on the right side (not shown).