"At the times of Emperor Barbarossa,
I was planted as a tree (1190),
When Columbus rushes begging through the countries,
I was knocked down (1486).
Since 1490 I have sheltered God´s house,
Therefore all the creeping things avoided me,
And there was no decay of it.
Do you hear me sound,
I can sing,
From long passed times,
I can tell you,
What I suffered,
So long, so far."
By Franz Fuchs