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The Kropemann legend
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The Kropemann legend

27.09.2015 From our online archive
Of all the legends in Luxembourg, the Kropemann, native to Redange-sur-Attert, is perhaps the scariest-looking, however, things are not what they seem.

(JB) Of all the legends in Luxembourg, the Kropemann, native to Redange-sur-Attert, is perhaps the scariest-looking, however, things are not what they seem.

The Kropemann is a mythical character, whose origins date back to ancient times and are linked to the spirits of the water.

Similar characters were acknowledged in a number of regions in Luxembourg and in several European countries.

But nowhere celebrates the legend quite like Redange-sur-Attert, for whom the character has become an emblem.

Don't let the Kropemann's shaggy and wild appearance put you off - he was designed to be feared as a protector of the landscape and environment.

In ancient times, it was widely held that he protected plantlife along streams and prevented village wells from becoming contaminated.

The legend of the Kropeman is today celebrated in the canton with a festival. This year's festival takes place on September 27, from 10am to 7pm. To find out more, visit www.kropemannsfest.lu

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