Tijl Uilenspiegel - A legend from Flanders?

Till Eulenspiegel was a famous personage from a Middle Low German
folklore.


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Tijl Uilenspiegel in Damme Belgium

In 1867 Charles De Coster wrote a Dutch novel from this famous personage.
He made an hero and translated Till Eulenspiegel to Tijl Uilenspiegel.
Indeed in the novel, the naughty boy cheated the Spanish Overlords.

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TTijl Uilenspiegel, near the church in Damme- Belgium  Own picture


According to the novel, Tijl Uilenspiegel was born in Damme, a small and
lovely town near Bruges (located in the Flemish part of Belgium).

There are a lot of traces from this legend in Damme, which became very
popular.