special guests to the city get to drink from it. It was made when Münster was besieged, and while the population was close to giving up due to starvation, someone has the idea to let one of the last roosters run freely on the city walls – suggesting there was so much food still in the city they could let the chicken and roosters run freely – and the besieging party actually packed up. being thankful, the people in Münster than made this rooster out of gold.