"The legend of the "Liechtensteinklamm"" Sankt Johann im Pongau Things to Do Tip by Janni67

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The Ironsmith from Oberarl nearby St. Johann did a deal with the devil! He promised him his crippled daughter if the devil would bring him the hot healing wells from Gastein to the front of his house. The deal was that the devil had to finish his work before the rooster croaked the first time in the morning. The devil agreed to the pact and began his work in the darkest of night.
The ironsmith's wife who was known as a weary witch heard of the deal with the devil. Without hesitation she decided to stop the greed of her husband and grabbed the rooster. She stuck his head into a fountain, and the rooster croaked before dawn. The devil already on his way to the ironsmith's house heard the croak of the rooster and realised that it was too late to accomplish his deed.
Full of anger and hate about his failure he smashed the hot wells into the canyon so that no human being could ever use the hot wells again. And still until today it is impossible to get the hot water out of the canyon.

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  • Written Nov 8, 2003
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