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Charlotte Müller Statue

When leaving Gottingen Station, you will come across a well-hidden statue of a kneeling woman that is often overlooked by passersby. It’s an effigy of Charlotte Müller, who local tradition claims was the oldest street vendor in the world. 

Müller’s life was one of hardship, as the Hilwartshausen-born woman began her career as a house servant at age 15, working for a Göttingen professor’s family. She worked there for seven years until she could afford her own house, and then moved back to her hometown and married.

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