Manhole cover in Munich

Manhole cover in Munich, Germany

The manhole covers in Munich display the ‘Münchner Kindl‘, who is also in mentioned in the city arms. Though in the Bavarian dialect a Münchner Kindl simply means Munich child, the original meaning of the figure was a monk or friar.

Today you can see the Münchner Kindl in many places, sometimes the book is replaced by a beer mug and a radish.