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The Franconian city of Lauf has a very special patroness: the Empress and later Saint Kunigunde is the forefather of Lauf.
The founding of the city in the Nuremberg metropolitan region goes back to a legend: According to the vernacular, Empress Kunigunde and her entourage set out for Regensburg. The column stopped at a ford so that the thirsty Empress could draw some water from the Pegnitz. Her valuable headdress fell into the river. The waters were searched in vain, but no one could find the empress's crown. The wife of Henry II promised to build a chapel if her jewel was found, but her promise was not kept: treasure hunters and adventurers from near and far did their best to find the imperial diadem. They freed the Pegnitz from all rubbish, dirt and sand, but did not find anything. The Pegnitz, however, won through the idle work of the treasure hunters: after adjustment, the water could flow again undisturbed through the river bed and offered the perfect place for mills. A settlement around the ford and Lauf was born quickly.
The Laufer brewery Simon has dedicated a beer to the holy Kunigunde: The Schwarze Kuni is a dark wheat goat with a strong 7.0% alcohol content and a fine aromatic aroma.
Cheers to the holy Kunigunde and her lost crown!
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast