New Lorelei Lounge mural depicts German legend
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FRANKENMUTH, Mich. - CuisineWire -- A beautiful mural has been unveiled inside the Lorelei Lounge at the Bavarian Inn Lodge (, bringing to life the story of the legendary German maiden for whom the lounge is named.

Designed by Bavarian Inn Lodge founder Judy Zehnder and painted by local artist Kevin Burdick, the murals depicts the famous story of one of the well-known spots along the Rhine River. The siren (Lorelei) would sing. When ships on the river would go by, the sailors would lose their focus because of her song and crash their boats.

Besides Lorelei, the new mural depicts six castles or fortresses along the Rhine River surrounding Lorelei's cliff. They are Burg Maus, Burg Katz, Burg Rheinfels, Burg Schönburg, Burg Gütenfels and Burg Pfalzgrafenstein.

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The story of Lorelei was made famous by the well-known German poet, Heinrich Heine, who wrote about the legend in his poem titled "The Loreley" in 1824. Friedrich Silcher composed a song using this poem in 1837.

This mural was commissioned this year in honor of the 60th anniversary of Frankenmuth becoming "Sister Cities" with Gunzenhausen, Germany. This cultural exchange program was established in 1962. The People to People program, now known as Sister Cities, was created by President Eisenhower to ease international tensions after the Cold War.

The Bavarian Inn Lodge features 26 murals throughout the building, most of them spanning 30-40 feet.

The Lorelei Lounge and Schnitzelbank Bier Garten offers assorted full bar service, an expansive food menu from the Lodge's kitchen, entertainment and outdoor walk-up bar service and seating during the spring-winter months.

Source: Bavarian Inn
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