Deputy Burkert & Mayor Bröckel


Mayor Bröckel


 

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Mayor of Bodenwerder in Glasgow

On 23 November 2005 Herbert Bröckel, the Mayor of the City of Bodenwerder, and Fred Burkert, his deputy, travelled to Glasgow to visit Benno Plassmann's Show "Adventures of the Baron", which is based on Munchausen poems written by Edwin Morgan. They also came to Glasgow to award him with the Silver Medal of Bodenwerder for writing these Munchausen poems.

The card that accompanied the medal reads:

"... We are grateful for your contribution, and also that you have laid the foundations for a new friendship between Glasgow/Scotland and Bodenwerder/Germany through your poems on the Baron of Munchausen. Therefore we would like to bestow the Silver Medal "700th Anniversary of Town Charter" on you..."

"... Aus Dankbarkeit für Ihr Wirken, daß Sie mit Ihrer Arbeit den Grundstein für eine neue freundschaftliche Beziehung zwischen Glasgow/Schottland und Bodenwerder/Deutschland über den Baron von Münchhausen geschaffen haben, dürfen wir Ihnen die Silbermedaille der 700jährigen Verleihung der Stadtrechte überreichen ..."

 

If you'd like to find out more about Bodenwerder, the city in which the real Baron was born, you can do so on the website of Bodenwerder: [click here]

 

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