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Jan & Griet

According to the legend, private Jan was spurned by Griet. But in the year 1638 he entered the city via the Severinstor [this gate] as field marshall-lieutenant Jan von Werth. When Jan and Griet, who ...

According to the legend, private Jan was spurned by Griet. But in the year 1638 he entered the city via the Severinstor [this gate] as field marshall-lieutenant Jan von Werth. When Jan and Griet, who sat at the gate as market-woman, recognized each other, their exchange of words ended thus:

Jan: "Griet! If they had done it!"

Griet: "Jan! If they had known it!"

Donated by Franz-Josef Broicher

Virgin in Cologne's Triumvirate 1964

submitted by @schwanmitbrille

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