Facts & Figures
51.71688 latitude and 9.184176 longitude
What is the city known for?
„Anneken“ of Brakel: „The girl of Brakel” – Anneken – is a symbolic figure of the Hanseatic city. The fable was published by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Its setting is the St. Ann´s chapel in Brakel. About eighty fables of the collection are provided due to the noble family of Haxthausen. Only in two of them the brothers mention a name of a city – Brakel being one of them. During the clerical festival “Annentag”, the valuable Saint Anne and her child are displayed on the altar of the chapel. At the well on the town square the fable is presented by on of the sculptural groups.