anton pieck plein, efteling, efteling uk, ganzen, golden goose, swan, zwaan
There was some slight confusion here involving birds. So, you may be familiar with the story of the Golden Goose (if not, get researching!). There is a clock in Anton Pieck Square in Efteling, where you can see a procession of characters walk around a little building every now and then, the one in front is carrying a goose. In all of the fairy tales we own, it is reffered to as the Golden Goose. For some reason, however, in all the Efteling fairy tale books, they call it a swan, and a replica of the building that you can purchase in the Efteling web shop is called the Swan House. It is quite clearly a goose, so where do swans come into play? Any ideas?!
Photo by DEVHE at vijfzintuigen.nl
Mathilde van Hulzen said:
That’s because in Dutch the tale is called ‘Zwaan kleef aan’, which goes back to fairy tale in German by Ludwig Bechstein (Schwan, kleb an). The Golden Goose is a fairy tale by Grimm. Both stories often get mixed up, as their main theme is the stickeyness of the bird (kleef/kleb means to stick).
Thank you! That makes more sense now.