This hand-painted beer stein is a tribute to a traditional German folksong "Muss i denn, muss I denn zum Staedtele hinaus und Du mein Schatz bleibst hier..." (Must I then, must I then leave this little town, while my sweetheart stays here...) in relief decoration and reads "Auf Weidersehn!" (Goodbye) on the front banner. The romantic German folksong, which was originally sung by traveling journeymen as they took leave of their hometown sweethearts and embarked on their journeys, was the custom in earlier times.
Elvis Presley was so fascinated by the song that he adapted the melody for his song "Wood Heart" and it became a global hit. This beer stein is from the archives of the Thewalt Company sculpted over 100 years ago by one of the most renowned stein sculptors of his day, Wilhelm Kamp (1879-1953) and has been faithfully recreated in exact detail in a world-wide limited edition of only 2,500 pieces.
Pewter relief conical lid, handpainted relief decoration, cobalt blue background.
Made in Germany by Thewalt
Volume: 1/2 Liter