Freiherr von Güttingen

A lord who collected the poor in a great barn and burnt them to death, mocking their cries of agony. He, like Hatto, the archbishop of Mainz, was invaded by mice, ran to his castle of Güttingen, in the lake of Constance, where the vermin pursued him, and ate him alive.



  • Cobham Brewer, E. (1891). Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 2, p. 151.