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Münchhausen Museum

  • Münchhausenpl. 1 Map It
  • Bodenwerder

Updated 11/15/2013

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Housed in an old, renovated farm building right next to the imposing family home in which Baron von Münchhausen grew up (it's now the Rathaus), the Münchhausen Museum is crammed with mementos of his adventurous life, including his cannonball. A fountain in front of the house represents another story. The baron, it seems, was puzzled when his horse kept drinking insatiably at a trough. Investigating, he discovered that the horse had been cut in two by a closing castle

gate and that the water ran out as fast as the horse drank. The water in the fountain, of course, flows from the rear of a half-horse. At 3 on the first, second, and fourth Sundays of the month from May through October, townspeople retell von Münchhausen's life story with performances in front of the Rathaus.

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Münchhausenpl. 1, Bodenwerder, 37619, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Museum €2.50
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5.

Updated 11/15/2013


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