A typical owner is Volker Hülsewiesche, who is so enamoured with the quintessential English car that he has three of them.
The eccentric 52-year-old, who runs a home nursing service in Essen, uses his 1957 black “Moggie” every day to get to work – even in winter.
So SCE art teacher Phil Bougeard and the schoolchildren got together to decide on a theme – and perhaps not surprisingly, it was a salute to the legend of the Pied Piper.
Phil designed, crafted and produced a mosaic of the town’s mascot, which celebrates the partnership and friendship between the school and Hameln.
The quirky Beerland has gained a cult following and garnered praise for its director and writer, Matt Sweetwood, who hails from the Midwest.
Though he has lived in Germany since 1995, Matt still finds its people and their culture a mystery. But he has a penchant for their “golden liquid bread”.
The 85-minute film – now out on DVD – shows him paving his own personal beer trail, discovering a new side of Germany that is equally puzzling – a place governed by thousands of different traditions, rules and emotions.