The Most Kissed Girl in the World

(Last Updated On December 24, 2022)

There is a statue of a young girl and her geese that is a celebrated icon of a university town in Göttingen, Germany. There is a festival every year where she gets bedecked with flowers and kisses by local academics. I learned about this statue from an Atlas Obscura podcast. Apparently it is a custom for newly-minted PhDs to give her a kiss upon receiving their certificates and it is believed that this statue is therefore the “most kissed girl in the world”. There are plenty of images that can be found online.

Göttingen Goose Girl

Merry Christmas to all! -Ron

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