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A fairy tale from the Black Forest

The Black Forest has many stories, one of which is the fairy tale “Maria dances” by Andreas Venzke. Once upon a time there lived Maria, daughter of Wolf Schneller, at the Schniederlihof below from Schauinsland. She was married to Benedikt Geißer, a man who treated her no better than a piece of cattle. But Maria found love and warmth in the arms of Hans Baumgartner, a young farmhand from the neighboring farm.

When her affair was discovered, Maria was expelled from the church. But her love for Hans was stronger than social conventions. They found a hiding place in an old tunnel in the area, where they met secretly. 

“Maria dances” is a fairy tale of love, courage and hope. She reminds us that true love knows no boundaries and that the most beautiful dreams are often hidden in the most unlikely places.

The whole story can be found on the homepage of https://andreas-venzke.de/schniederlihof-46/article/maria-tanzt

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