Wisdom of a nobleman about good and evil
Wieck dübel wieck, wieck wiet van my,
ick scheer my nich een hoar üm dy.
Ick bün een mecklenbörgsch edelmann,
wat geit die, dübel, mien suupen an?
Ick suup mit mienen herrn jesu christ,
wenn du, dübel ewig dösten müst,
un drink mit öm soet kolleschaal,
wenn du sitzst in den höllenqual,
drum rahd’ ick: wieck, loop, rönn un gah
efft by dem dübel ick tau schlah.
Run devil run, run far from me,
I do not give a hair about you.
I am a mecklenburgish nobleman,
my drinking, devil, is none of your business!
I drink with my Lord Jesus Christ,
while you, devil, have to thirst forever,
and drink with him sweet ... could not figure out what "kolleschaal" is
while you sit in the pains of hell.
So I advise: yield, run, race and go
before I beat you in the name of the devil. This lovely inscription in Mecklenburg dialect can be found inside the Münster church in the small side chapel of the noble family von Bülow off the northern side nave. It is written above the entrance next to the picture of Heinrich (Henricus) von Bülow in a knight's armour.
Great motto, eh?
Someone who understood you can be religious without giving up the pleasures of life because these were given by the Lord.
Anyway, I would like to know what exactly they were drinking - it is a local word and I cannot figure it out.
BAD DOBERAN TO KÜHLUNGSBORN
"Bad Doberan to Kühlungborn West"
This is a 15.4 km, 900 mm gauge railway, inaugurated on 9 July 1886 from the market town of Bad Doberan to Heiligendamm (6.5 km) and extended to the Baltic resort of Ostseebad Kühlungsborn on 12 May 1910. The line, its motive power and rolling stock were declared a technical monument in 1976, and in pre-Unification days around a million passengers a year were carried. The first kilometre or so of the route runs through the narrow streets of Bad Doberan, the remainder across open arable farmland and through the coastal woods. The 128 metre summit of the forested Kühlung ridge provides a landmark over to the west. In March 2009 the line – now operated by the private company Mecklenburgische Bäderbahn Molli – took delivery of a brand new steam locomotive. 99 2324 was built by Dampflokwerk Meiningen, which is a subsidiary of the state rail operator DB, using 1932 blueprints with construction realised using modern technology and incorporating modern safety standards. The locomotive was built in just 15 months, made its first test run at Meiningen on 20 January 2009, and was exhibited at the National Tourism trade Fair in Berlin between 11 and 15 March. It was scheduled to enter service, working alongside its three sisters, 99 2321m 2322 and 2323 (built by Orenstein & Koppel in 1932), in June.
The Chinese Pavillons
The little park in the centre of Bad Doberan has two pavillons in Chinese style.
The red one is used for art exhibitions.
The white one is far more interesting from a hungry wombat's perspective: it contains a cafe which serves fine icecreams and cakes and all that sweet stuff.
We had a baked banana with custard which was oh so yummy...