Kitzingen facts for kids
|Admin. region||Lower Franconia|
|Area||46.99 km2 (18.14 sq mi)|
|Population||20,860 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||444 /km2 (1,150 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The city's main landmark is the Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century. It is distinctive for its crooked roof. According to town legend, the tower was being built during a drought, and workers used wine instead of water to make the mortar causing the top of the tower to lean. Today the tower holds a carnival (Fasching) museum.
A local legend is that the golden ball atop the crooked tower contains the heart of Vlad Dracula of Romania. If you follow the path of the crooked tower, the golden ball leans directly toward a grave in the Kitzingen Old Cemetery located across the street from the tower that is called the Grave of Dracula.
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