The Gänseliesel (English: Goose Girl, Goose Lizzy (Liesel as pet name of Elisabeth)) is a fountain which was erected in 1901 in front of the mediaeval town hall of Göttingen, Germany. Although rather small in size, the fountain is the best-known landmark of the city. Today, it is an essential part of graduation celebrations, for every student who finishes a doctorate at the University of Göttingen has to climb the fountain and kiss the statue of the goose girl.Plan your Gaenseliesel visit and explore what else you can see and do in Goettingen using our Goettingen visit planner.
A Gänseliesel is also situated in Monheim am Rhein, Hanover's Steintor Square and Berlin's Nikolsburger Square.
Whenever you visit Goettingen you will see small decorated carts, flowers and happy people around the Gänseliesel Brunnen and you think what is that? It is tradition over decades that a person who... more »
An icon of Göttingen. No trip complete without a picture in front if this famous structure. A bit in the background as all the Christmas martlet stalls surround it. more »
Cute fountain with central market in town. Photogenic spot!
It is a beautiful history. PHD graduates in Göttingen city, Kiss the lady. It was wonderful to see my husband climbing to go and kiss her. It is worth visiting
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