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  The Butcher and the Farmer
by Nemorino
 
 

This statue of two men and three pigs is at the Pig Market, known officially as the Schweinemarkt and unofficially as the Saumarkt.

The inscription in the local dialect reads:

Dr Metzgr ond dr Baur
beim
Handl om dui Sau

Which means:

The butcher and the farmer bargaining about the sow.

The farmer is not getting a good price, I don't think. When you go to Ulm, have a look at the statue and see if you agree.

Website: http://www.fischauge-ulm.de/fischerviertel/fischerviertel.php?id=9

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  • Updated Jun 23, 2014
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    strange statue

    • Nemorino's Profile Photo
      Jun 26, 2014 at 12:43 AM

      Yes, it is unusual. But it shows what actually used to happen at the Pig Market in previous centuries.

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