Munich's wonderful mascot pops up everywhere in the Bavarian capital
BEER KID: A procession of Münchner Kindl featured on a 1930 postcard from Munich and the Oktoberfest.
The original coat-of-arms is more or less unchanged, a black-and-yellow-robed monk holding a book in one of his outstretched hands.
Some speculate the Kindl was the inspiration for the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, which makes sense.
Keep your eyes open and you'll see the coat-of-arms everywhere in Munich - on trams and underground trains, manhole covers, beer steins and at the very top of the Neues Rathaus tower.
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