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Gaenseliesel, Goettingen

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The Gänseliesel (English: Goose Girl, Goose Lizzy (Liesel as pet name of Elisabeth)) is a fountain which was erected in 1901 in front of the mediaeval town hall of Göttingen, Germany. Although rather small in size, the fountain is the best-known landmark of the city. Today, it is an essential part of graduation celebrations, for every student who finishes a doctorate at the University of Göttingen has to climb the fountain and kiss the statue of the goose girl.
A Gänseliesel is also situated in Monheim am Rhein, Hanover's Steintor Square and Berlin's Nikolsburger Square.

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  • Lazy students get a second chance of passing their exams if the kiss this statue set in a nice little fountain 
    Lazy students get a second chance of passing their exams if the kiss this statue set in a nice little fountain  more »
  • Whenever you visit Goettingen you will see small decorated carts, flowers and happy people around the Gänseliesel Brunnen and you think what is that? It is tradition over decades that a person who... 
    Whenever you visit Goettingen you will see small decorated carts, flowers and happy people around the Gänseliesel Brunnen and you think what is that? It is tradition over decades that a person who...  more »
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  • A must watch spot that stands out in the city centre. A favourite spot for the budding doctoral candidates!
  • History says the most kissed girl in the world. You can't believe how much infatuation lies on Goosegirl's face without having a look.

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