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The donkey

Veröffentlicht am 31. Mai 2015 von Max

The Donkey

The Donkey is a very old emblem for Unna. In 1804 other cities got animals too. For example, Soest has got the cow, Kamen a fish and Werl has got the pig. There are 12 donkeys in Unna- Each of them costs 2.950€. At the marketplace in Unna stands a donkey fountain which costs 30.000€, because it`s made of steel. You can buy a donkey on the Westphalia market every year in the 25th of April. The Donkey can´t break because it´s made of glassfibre

The Chronicles of the Donkey

1804: Other Towns get emblems and symbols from Moritz Schwager

1828: In a map from Unna is a ,,Eselskamp´´ and a ,,Eselspfad``

1889: Gustav Schwab writes a little book about Unna with the Donkey as main topic

1892: A carnival newspaper appears from Unna and called ,,The funny Donkey``(in picture 2)

1924: In the new catholic curch appears a picture about a Donkey

1950: The city celebrates the 700th ,,birthday´´. At the front of the festival procession is a donkey

1978: The donkey fountain is built (in picture 1)

1998: The ,,Hellweg`` museum opened, and you can buy cuddly donkeys

2008: The Sparkasse opens with a donkey exhibition.

2009: In this year the can buy the grassfibre donkey for the first time

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