Enjoy sharing Gretel's family crest t-shirt that features a helmet and services offered by her family inn-Wirtshaus zum Goldenen Ritter. (Inn of the Golden Knight)
You can identify the services of Gretel's family inn during the 1920s: Dining Room with Emma's delicious food, Butcher Shop where customers could buy Wilhelm's fresh meats, and Guest Rooms with a view of the Brunnen Gasse.
The inn that Grandfather Wilhelm owned was home to Gretel, her mother Rosa, her sister Anna, and her father Joseph. In English it would be known as the "Inn of the Golden Knight." Many of the oral family histories take place within the walls and courtyard of the inn.
In 1907 Gretel's family took her to Coburg for a photograph that was done by the photographer for the royal family of Prince Albert-English Queen Victoria's husband. The perfect photograph was sent to an artist who painted it, thus creating the beautiful picture that we can now share on her cup .
The 102 year-old photograph of Gretel is hanging on my dining room wall. It is the same image that you see our souvenir cups.
The portrait of Gretel is such a work of art and it is so meaningful to her story, that I thought you might enjoy your favorite beverage with her picture there with you.
On the right you see a photograph of little Hubert and Gretel from 1943. It was taken just before Gretel fled with the boys to Überauen during bombing in Stuttgart. When she left by train she didn't know if she would ever see her husband Otto again.