St. Mary’s Church/Marienkirche, Schüsselbuden, The, Germany
When he wasn’t busy tempting naked people to eat forbidden fruit, offering freshly-baked bread to Jesus while he was fasting and readying himself for the Apocalypse, the Devil enjoyed a drink. History doesn’t record his favourite tipple. But it was probably a Flaming Sambuca, or something suitably Hellish-sounding.
So the Devil was pleased to hear a new bar was being built in Lübeck. In fact, he was so pleased he even offered to help the builders who were constructing the new venue out of stone. But then he found out they weren’t building a cool new bar at all. They were building a church. He flew into a rage, dropped the stone he was carrying and threatened to knock down what had already been built of the church. Which is why the builders promised to include a wine cellar when they started work on their next project, Lübeck’s town hall. And the stone dropped by the Devil? Well, this impish-looking fellow sits on it to this day.