Epitaph of Hans Steininger

On the outside walls of St. Stephan’s church various valuable epitaphs can be found, among them the one of Hans Steininger, the “man with the long beard“.  He was a famous mayor of Braunau in the 16th century and died in a great fire when tripping over his 2-metre long beard. Today the 445-year old beard is kept in the town museum and Steininger has become one of the town’s most famous inhabitants.

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