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I have mentioned that Lubeck is called the town of seven spires. My previous photo showed a close-up of one of them. This photo presents Lubeck Cathedral (Dom). Its origins date back to 1173 (the cathedral not the photo). Below I share (after Wikipedia) a legend which tells a story about how the Dom was founded.

Legend: Origins of the Lubeck Dom
In the 8th century Charlemagne was hunting in Saxony and chased a huge deer. After a long pursuit he succeeded in capturing the animal but neither killed nor kept it. Instead he took a gold chain and laid it on the deer's antlers.
Four hundred years later the Wends and Saxons had converted to Christianity, and the man now out hunting was Henry the Lion, the founder of Lübeck. Henry had separated himself from his followers in order to be alone with his thoughts. He wanted to build a church, but lacked the necessary funds. At that moment a great deer appeared before him with a diamond-encrusted crucifix in its antlers. He took this as a sign from God, and shot the animal. He took the cross from its antlers; hardly had he done so when the deer rose up and disappeared into the bushes. The young duke now had enough money for the construction of the church.

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