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    The red thread - Melk

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    Abbot Berthold Dietmayr donated the Kolomanibrunnen well to the market town in 1722. St Coloman, son of an Irish king, is depicted here with a staff and pilgrim’s hat. On the way to Jerusalem he was mistaken for a spy and hanged from an elderberry bush. His incorrupt corpse was moved by Henry I of Baben­
    berg to the ducal residence at Melk on 13 October 1014. The Kolomanikirtag is still held in celebration on that date each year.

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