Welcome to Bodenwerder
Bodernwerder's most famous son is the Baron Hieronymous von Münchhausen (1720–97), one of history’s most shameless liars. He gave his name to a psychological condition – Münchhausen’s syndrome, or compulsive exaggeration of physical illness – and inspired both German author Rudolf Erich Raspe's 'account' of his 'adventures' and Terry Gilliam's cult film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). It's all perhaps a little unfair, as the real Baron, perhaps given to stretching the truth, wasn't quite the outrageous liar literature and film have made him out to be. But why let the truth get in the way?