Beutlergasse

nova platea (1353), nova platea scilicet bursatorium (1415), Budelergasse

History

Named after the bag makers who live here. Bags and pouches - also called Geldkatzen (money cats, i.e. a wallet) - were their much desired product at the time. Our ancestors secured their Geldkatzen hanging on their belts by hanging a small bell on the bottom. As long as you heard the bell, everything was fine, when it stopped it was a signal to chase the thief with lots of shouting.

District

Rechtstadt

Polish name(s)

Kaletnicza

Related and previous names

nova platea (1353)

nova platea scilicet bursatorium (1415)

Budelergasse

Source(s): Stephan, W. Danzig. Gründung und Straßennamen. Marburg 1954, S 84