This stein pays tribute to the legend of Loreley, a maiden or mermaid that sits atop a rock overlooking the Rhine River's narrowest water passageway. Lorelei entrances the passing boatmen with her beautiful song, causing them to fall negligent in the duties of navigating their boat through the treacherous waters.
The legend's origin lies in the strong current of this narrow bend in the river and the jagged rocks hidden just below the water's surface. The song of Loreley can be explained by the murmur of the fast current and small waterfall echoing off the 120 meter rock jutting out of the shoreline.
Reads: "Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten(, dass is so traurig bin)" translates as: "I do not know the reason (why I am so sad)", which is from the famous poem "The Loreley" or "The Lorelei" by Heinrich Heine (1798-1856) written in 1823.
Traditional style beer stein with deep cobalt blue background and hand painted relief decoration. Scenes from the Rhein River banks are framed by Art Nouveau style flower borders on either side.
This beer stein was originally produced by Thewalt GmbH of Germany and is now being faithfully reproduced from the original mold by King-Werk GmbH of Germany.
Limited Edition of 2,500 individually numbered beer steins Worldwide!
Height: approx, 10.5"
Volume: 0.75 Liter