Inhaltsangabe zu "Die Sage von der Lüneburger Salzsau"
This picture book for children tells the story of how the city of Lüneburg came in the possession of its salt deposits, when an exciting encounter occurred more than 1000 years ago in the lonely area between the Kalkberg Hill and the Ilmenau River, which was to alter the lives of its inhabitants forever. Two huntsmen pursued the track of a wild pig in the forest up to a clearing, where they confronted the animal and recognised that its coat was all white. They killed the boar and, during butchering, it turned out that the white fur was caused by a crust of salt. The people searched for and found the salty wallow responsible for this unusual colour. They dug deep and reached the salty groundwater fed by a mighty salt dome, which consequently was to provide Lüneburg with enormous wealth. Strongly fortified saltworks were built in which labourers toiled day and night, while the noblemen and the clergy of the town became rich thanks to the salt trade. The salt sow was awarded a highly honoured keepsake in the shape of a hexagonal lantern with Latin appraisal in the town-hall at Lüneburg, in which its knuckle can still be admired today.