Der Laurin-Brunnen in Bozen: Dietrich von Bern im Kampf mit König Laurin
Photo: Herbert Ortner, CC BY, Wikimedia Commons
At the rose garden, Wittich could no longer contain his anger and angrily tore up the silken thread and trampled down a few roses. Enraged, King Laurin appeared to carry out the punishment, but Dietrich intervened. The king, however, wasn’t just wearing his invisibility cap, but also a belt that gave him the strength of twelve men. This aggravated the fight for Dietrich, but he realized that the moving roses showed him where Laurin was. He managed to remove the belt and the cap from Laurin and capture the dwarf king.
Thereupon, a giant gate in the mountain opened and the beautiful Similde appeared. She thanked the brave knights for freeing her, but she also told them to make peace with the king as he had treated her well. The knights followed her request and Laurin invited them to step inside his mountain palace. They were feasted splendidly, played songs and games. Late into the night, the dwarfs ambushed the knights, captivated them and locked them inside a dungeon. The knights, however, freed themselves and once again captivated the dwarfs.