Legends of Wrocław - Europeum tells. The history of The Dumpling Gate

Legends of Wrocław - Europeum tells. The history of The Dumpling Gate

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02 of July 2021

Wroclaw is a magical, mysterious city, which you will surely find out when discovering the picturesque streets of the old town. There are many legends - more and less known - that bring closer unresolved issues such as where did the gnomes come from? What happened on the Penitential Bridge? Who is the haunt at the University of Wroclaw? Today we will tell you why on one of the gates in Ostrów Tumski you will see ... a Silesian dumpling!

We invite you to the new series: Legends of Wroclaw - Europeum tells.

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The Dumpling Gate

Once upon a time there was a married couple: Konrad and Agnieszka. They lived in one of the villages near Wroclaw. Konrad worked and Agnieszka looked after the house. Her husband loved the noodles she prepared above all else, so she pleased him by cooking them almost every day.

One day, Agnieszka fell ill and died after a few days. Poor Konrad was left alone in the world. Not only did he miss Agnieszka, but he was always hungry because he couldn't cook himself. When he came home from the market one evening after a hard day's work, he felt tired. He decided to rest at a small church in Ostrów Tumski. However, he fell asleep quickly and had a very unusual dream. He dreamed of his beloved, who in a dream offered him a bowl of warm, fragrant dumplings. Agnieszka told him that such a bowl of hot food would be waiting for him every day when he came home from work, but on one condition: he had to leave one dumpling at a time. The man was so happy about it that he woke up. To his amazement, there was indeed a bowl full of his favorite dish waiting next door. Hungry Konrad started to eat as quickly as possible. When the last noodle was left, he hesitated. But after looking around, he realized that it was just a dream, and this one particular dumpling looked the most appetizing, so he decided to eat it as well. Then something strange happened. The dumpling started to run away from his fork, and he, madly, decided to chase her. At one point he grabbed a dumpling, but it unfortunately fell out of him, this time on the gate. He started to climb and when he got up…. the dumpling was petrified. Konrad came down, took the bowl and went home.

From then on, his bowl was always empty, and to this day, the stone dumpling lies on one of the Wroclaw gates.

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