Bäckertauche in Friesach

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Bäckertauche in Friesach, Austria

While walking along the city walls of Friesach I came across this installation which is called Bäckertauche. I was told this used to be a tool for punishment in earlier times. Baker (Bäcker) who had cheated were locked into this cage and immersed (tauchen) into the water several times.