Mainz Daily Photo

Now you see it….. – #1430 you don’t….

Talking with Stefan Sämmer, one of the local paper’s photogs,  the other day about the disappearance of the gates at the Gutenberg Museum.

“You MUST know about the mouse, then” he said.


On the collar of the Heunensäule on the square in front of the Dom, there used to be a mouse and just about everyone who walked past tapped him on the nose as a form of daily ritual.

Until about 10 years ago, when some idiot with a hacksaw clinically removed it under cover of darkness.


This entry was published on 24 August, 2011 at 08:00. It’s filed under Art, History, Mainz and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Now you see it….. – #1430

  1. Sad story. Have they considered re-creating another mouse based on the original design?

  2. What JB said.

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