Eduard Mörike

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Eduard Mörike
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Eduard Friedrich Mörike (born September 8, 1804 in Ludwigsburg , Electorate of Württemberg ; † June 4, 1875 in Stuttgart , Kingdom of Württemberg ) was a German poet of the Swabian School , narrator and translator . He was also a Protestant pastor , but until his early retirement he always struggled with this "bread and butter".


Mörike's birthplace in Ludwigsburg

Mörike was born as the seventh child of the Medical Councilor Karl Friedrich Mörike (1763–1817) and the pastor's daughter Charlotte Dorothea born. Bavarian born. His fourth generation ancestor was the pharmacist Bartholomäus Mörike (1669–1730) from Havelberg .

He had twelve siblings. From 1811 he attended the Latin school in Ludwigsburg.

Training in Urach and Tübingen

Mörike at the age of twenty as a student in Tübingen, pencil drawing from 1824

After the death of his father in 1817, who had suffered a stroke two years earlier, he came as a half-orphan to his uncle, the High Tribunal President Eberhard Friedrich Georgii, in Stuttgart, who had planned his nephew's spiritual career. After a year at the Stuttgart grammar school illustrious , Mörike attended the Protestant seminary in Urach , a humanistic grammar school in the former Urach Canons' Monastery, and from 1822 to 1826 the Tübingen monastery . Although his school performance was only moderate and he did not pass the “Landexamen” (entrance examination) of the Urach seminar, he was accepted there anyway. The preoccupation with the ancient classics , which was on the curriculum there, was extremely formative for the later writer.

Many lifelong friendships of Mörike go back to his seminar time, which this time has transfigured for him in retrospect: for example in the poem from 1827 about a visit to Urach two years ago . In Tübingen his study friends included Wilhelm Waiblinger on the one hand , who put him in touch with the old Friedrich Hölderlin , and on the other hand Ludwig Bauer , with whom he devised the fantasy land Orplid ; The poem Gesang Weylas (You are Orplid) was written in retrospect again in 1831. The trio of friends was full of tension: Bauer, whom Mörike had once protected from an attack by the drunken Waiblinger, warned Mörike of his demonic influence. But in retrospect, during his investiture as a pastor , Mörike referred to the now deceased Waiblinger as "a servant deeply penetrated by Jesus' gospel".

During the Easter break in 1823, Mörike met Maria Meyer (1802–1865) in a Ludwigsburg inn, who was employed there (not least because of her mysterious beauty) as a waitress. Later biographical reports about the woman from Schaffhausen in the entourage of the sect founder Juliane von Krüdener apparently contain a lot of embellishment. Mörike fell madly in love with the mysterious, to the horror of his older sister Luise, who conjured up the danger that "threatens his noblest self in the close connection with the unclean". Mörike did not keep in touch with Maria except for a correspondence that was broken off (and destroyed) at the end of the year and withdrew from a reunion she sought in July 1824. From this decisive experience, the cycle of Peregrina poems arose, from which from the years 1824 to In 1867 ten different versions were available.

Positions as vicar

After a mediocre exam and an ecclesiastical examination before the Württemberg consistory in 1826, which attested him “rather poor, yet by no means despicable knowledge”, Mörike went through (and suffered) an eight-year “vicariate servitude” as vicar and later parish administrator : 1826 Oberboihingen ; 1827 Möhringen , Köngen ; 1829 Pflummer , Plattenhardt (there as parish administrator at the Antholianuskirche and engagement with Luise Rau, the daughter of the deceased pastor, dissolved in 1833), Owen ; 1831 Eltingen ; 1832 Ochsenwang ( letters, drawings and parish reports are shown in the Mörikehaus there); 1833 Weilheim an der Teck , again Owen, Ötlingen .

His service was interrupted from December 1827 to February 1829 due to vacation that he had requested for health reasons, perhaps triggered by the death of his sister Luise. Behind this, however, were his general doubts about a church career:

“Without a doubt, you already suspect the reason for that unsavory mood. It is the spiritual life. I am now convinced that it is not good for me ... the doctor [has] given me a leave of absence from the Consistory for some time ... My health may very well need this, but mainly I want to use the time to do some work with the confidence of the To acquire Cotta in order to find a way out by doing business with him and from there perhaps e. Finding employment at a library. "

- Letter to Ludwig Bauer dated December 9, 1827

Mörike would have preferred to devote himself to writing, but, unlike Hölderlin at the time, did not dare to make ends meet as a freelance writer: A contract with the publisher Friedrich Gottlob Franckh , who wrote him in 1828 to regular "narrative and other aesthetic essays" in his “Damen-Zeitung” for an annual fee of 600 guilders, Mörike dissolved again after a few months.

Parish office in Cleversulzbach

Rectory in Cleversulzbach
Stone cross set up by Mörike with the inscription Schiller's mother scratched by himself on her grave in Cleversulzbach

In 1834 Mörike finally became pastor in Cleversulzbach , where his mother and youngest sister Klara lived with him in the parsonage. His sermons , which were tailored to the understanding of his community, did not reveal how much Mörike quarreled with contemporary theology. Only in the privacy of a letter from December 1837 did Mörike diagnose Friedrich Theodor Vischer as having "become acquainted with theological bankruptcy", alluding to the dispute over David Friedrich Strauss ' book Leben Jesu , whose historical criticism of the Gospel reports by conservative circles (e.g. B. at the Tübingen monastery ) was convicted. Mörike took note of Strauss' book calmly because for him faith did not consist of the truthfulness of the Gospel accounts, but of the feelings that were given to the poet Mörike when he interpreted his life.

He was able to explain Christian teachings in a seemingly rational way, which of course does not fit our current state of rational knowledge. One example is his statements about the “continuity in the hereafter” when he comforted relatives of the deceased: “For me this is a foregone conclusion natural thing”, that the departed live “on the scene of a new nature”, that is, a thing without divine intervention, none A matter of faith, but also not a mere reasoning. When there were ghostly light and noise phenomena in the rectory in Cleversulzbach, Mörike recorded the events soberly and did not turn them into a speculative worldview; however, the phenomena eluded a rational explanation, which Mörike was also certain of. His notes on the spook were later published by Justinus Kerner (in: Magikon , 1842).

The first collection of poems appeared in 1838, followed by an anthology of narrative and dramatic poems in 1839. In September 1840 he made his first long trip to Lake Constance and Switzerland with his brother Louis .

When Mörike's mother died in 1841, he buried her in the Cleversulzbacher Friedhof next to Friedrich Schiller's mother , whose almost forgotten grave he discovered at the beginning of his pastoral office there and marked it with a simple cross (poem Auf das Grab von Schiller's mother , 1835).

Mörike created a literary processing of his time in Cleversulzbach with his poem The old tower cock .

Temporary retirement

After Mörike had received several help from a vicar for health reasons, he applied for retirement in 1843 at the age of 39. As a mercy, he was granted a pension of 280 guilders annually (his pastor's salary had initially been 600 guilders).

Mörike settled in Bad Mergentheim with his sister in 1844 after a short stay in Schwäbisch Hall . His pension and occasional fees were insufficient to pay off the debts he had gotten into by bailing out his brothers Louis and Karl. The Scheerer bailiff Karl Mörike, who died in Regensburg with his brother Louis in 1848, had served a year of imprisonment in Hohenasperg because of rebellious activities and Eduard had to testify in the proceedings.

Eduard Mörike, lithograph by Bonaventura Weiß, 1851

Eduard obtained distraction, for example, on hikes in which he looked for fossils. So it happened that he went across the Swabian Alb like a paleontologist and collected all the fossils . At home he compared them with other finds or read specialist literature. He described this occupation in the poem The Petrefacts Collector (published in 1847). In general, Mörike was an avid collector of everyday items. With his frequent moves, the groupage was on the one hand a nuisance, on the other hand it was good and beautiful gifts for friends and relatives.

In April 1845 Eduard rented an apartment for himself and his sister Klara cheaply in Mergentheim in the Catholic house of Lieutenant Colonel von Speeth, who died that same year. The house community promoted the rapprochement with the surviving daughter of the landlord Margarethe von Speeth. Despite denominational objections from his oldest friend Wilhelm Hartlaub (pastor in nearby Wermutshausen ) and Margarethe's brother, Eduard continued to stick to the relationship and the engagement took place. At first, for financial reasons, a marriage was not considered, which did not take place until 1851 in the Mergentheimer Schlosskirche. His sister Klara continued to live with him, but the denominational difference was the reason that Mörike's friend Hartlaub distanced himself from him. The relationship between Klara and Margarethe was also to deteriorate later. The couple moved to Stuttgart in 1851 and had two daughters, Franziska, called Fanny, (* 1855) and Marie (* 1857).

Travel to and stay in Regensburg

Biographically, between Eduard Mörike's engagement to Margarethe von Speeth and the later marriage in Mergentheim with the following years as a husband in Stuttgart, Mörike went on a journey of several months with his fiancée and his sister Klara from September 4th to the end of December 1850 to Regensburg . There, at the beginning of 1848, his brother Louis, as administrator of the Thurn und Taxischen Pürkelgut, had finally reached the goal of his previously unsuccessful career aspirations, so that he was able to repay his brother Eduard a loan amount owed. Brother Karl, who died in Regensburg with his brother Louis in 1848, had also left letters and wills so that it was these fraternal affairs that made Eduard's trip necessary. The journey took place without interruption by carriage via Crailsheim and Dinkelsbühl to Nördlingen, then by train to Donauwörth and on by steamboat on the Danube to Regensburg, where you arrived in the evening on the 2nd day of the journey.

In Regensburg, an extensive tour program of the city and the surrounding area was completed, which is documented in the notes of the fiancée Margarethe von Speeth. In addition to the visit to the Rehbach pencil factory on the Aegidienplatz and the detailed tours of the Regensburg Cathedral, which has already been freed from the baroque furnishings, inside and outside, the visit to a Protestant service in the Trinity Church on September 15th is also recorded.

Even in the absence of his Catholic fiancée, the cathedral was the destination for Eduard and his sister several times. For him, the cathedral was not only an impressive architectural monument, but also a touchstone for his difficult, controversial decision for mixed marriage. In letters to his fiancee, he uses reports of his visits to the cathedral to immerse himself in the Catholic world of his fiancée. For the end of October 1850, before the expansion of the cathedral towers began in 1859, his sister reported about a visit to the family in the cathedral, during which it was possible to climb the cathedral with children over the donkey tower "Schnekenthurm-like upwards" black night ”instead of steps“ deeply ”and then“ church floors and all sorts of strange nooks and crannies with stairs up and down ”had to walk until one“ finally reached the top gallery ”where one could bypass the mighty building and thereby "stuck in the splendor of a whole forest of delicate stone branches".

Eduard Mörike also attended a Don Juan performance in Regensburg and witnessed a dangerous house fire. Both were reflected in his works Der Feuerreiter and Mozart on the trip to Prague .

Teacher for literature in Stuttgart

From 1856, Mörike taught literature at the Königin-Katharina-Stift in Stuttgart for ten years . In addition to his appointment as professor at the Katharinenstift, Mörike received further honors during this period: in 1852 the honorary doctorate from the University of Tübingen, in 1862 the Bavarian Maximilian Order and in 1864 the Knight's Cross of the Württemberg Order of Frederick . He had contact with other writers, for example Theodor Storm (who was amazed at Mörike's habit of praying at grace), Friedrich Hebbel and Ivan Turgenew visited him . From 1864 he became a deep friendship with the painter Moritz von Schwind .

The last few years

Memorial plaque on the house where he died in Stuttgart

Mörike retired in 1866. In the period from 1867 to 1873, the poet changed places and apartments several times. In 1867 he moved to Lorch , again to Stuttgart in 1869, to Nürtingen in 1870 , and again to Stuttgart in 1871. Tensions between Klara and Margarethe also spread to the couple. On the occasion of the engagement of 18-year-old Fanny, a dispute broke out in 1873, after which Margarethe temporarily moved. Mörike decided to split up and moved to Fellbach with Klara and their daughter Marie for a short time before returning to Stuttgart. During this time his annual income was 1955 guilders.

In 1875 Mörike was bedridden. Shortly before his death, he made up with his wife at the bedside. Mörike was buried in the Prague cemetery in Stuttgart two years after it opened. Vischer delivered the eulogy.

His sister Klara, who was not provided for after Mörike's death, came to the Mörickestift in Neuenstadt am Kocher , which goes back to a cousin of the poet. The daughter Fanny, who died in 1930, later also spent her last years there. Eduard Mörike's daughter Marie died a year after his death.


The so-called “Wirtshaus zur Stadt Rom” in Hohenheim Palace Park , rented from Mörike in 1830. Here he completed the novel painter Nolten .

Mörike was described as the most important German poet after Goethe during his lifetime. Despite the late honors, only a few recognized its literary importance. Jacob Burckhardt was one of them, or Theodor Storm and Iwan Turgenew . For a long time Mörike was considered a typical representative of the Biedermeier era , who celebrated the familiar and close homeland. Georg Lukács dismissed him as one of the “cute dwarfs” among the poets of the 19th century. Today you can see the abysmal in Mörike's work and the modernity of his radical escape from the world.

Painter Nolten

The plot of the novel painter Nolten (1832) is determined by intrigue. In it, Mörike deals with his own entanglements, for example his meeting with Maria Kohler, née Meyer (1802–1865) (Peregrina) in the figure of Elisabeth. Included is the puppet show The Last King of Orplid . From 1853 until his death, Mörike worked on a second version, which was more realism than romantic and appeared as an almost finished fragment posthumously in 1877. Painter Nolten is considered one of the darkest German novels with his plot. Particularly due to its chapterless, complicated structure, some interpretations find it difficult to shed light on its darkness.


Dedication poem (1838):
Is it the poet,
Is it the judge,
Is it the easily bribed friend to
whom I give these songs? -
If I think about
it, all three are meant.
        Yours E. Mörike

The poems (1838) were expanded in 1848 and 1864. From the phase during the vicariate, in which he tried to work as a freelance writer, come, among others, The sad coronation (1828), September morning and He's (1829).

Mörike songs by Hugo Wolf , original edition from the Fritz Kauffmann collection

The poems were set to music by numerous composers, including Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann (a friend of Mörike's school and university days) and his son Emil Kauffmann, as well as Hugo Wolf , Othmar Schoeck , Hugo Distler and Peter Schindler . Emil Kauffmann was friends with both the older Eduard Mörike and the younger Hugo Wolf, with whom he discussed his compositions for a voice and piano on poems by Mörike. Hugo Wolf's Mörike songs also include a setting of the early work Der Feuerreiter .

The sheet music for the compositions by Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann, Emil Kauffmann and Hugo Wolf (prints, original manuscripts and copies) are all part of the Dr. Fritz Kauffmann and are now kept in the Marbach am Neckar literature archive.

Posthumous editions

A posthumous edition of a selection of poems with 19 drawings by Mörike is entitled My old cat is probably dancing with me .

Lucie Gelmeroth

The novella Lucie Gelmeroth (1839) is identical to the "sketch" Miss Jenny Harrower printed in the Urania paperback in 1833, except for the name change of the main character and the relocation of the plot from England to Germany . This was planned by Mörike as an insert in his second novel. Due to private difficulties (separation from Luise Rau, arrest of brother Karl) he did not finish the novel, but only delivered this insert to the publisher. The story of the novella, told as a retrospective, revolves around the encounter between a student and a child friend in his hometown, who is accused of murder and whom he marries after proving her innocence. Here, too, echoes of Maria Meyer can be found.

Other works

  • The Treasure (1835). This story was also intended as an insert in Mörike's second novel.
  • The farmer and his son (fairy tale, 1839)
  • Die Regenbrüder (opera, composed by Ignaz Lachner , 1839)
  • Idyll from Lake Constance or Fischer Martin (Seven Chants, 1846). The hexameter poem originated in the Mergentheimer time and made Mörike known beyond his homeland. It was well received by contemporaries, especially Jacob Grimm and Ludwig Uhland . The work obviously met a basic feeling of the epoch, the escape into a harmonious world.
  • The Stuttgart Hutzelmännlein (1853), in it: The history of the beautiful Lau (which was also the subject of a crime scene crime thriller)
  • The hand of the Jezerte (fairy tale, 1853)
  • Mozart on the trip to Prague (novella, first published in July and August 1855 in the morning paper for educated estates no. 30–33, then independently as a book in 1856). "The most famous artist novella of the 19th century".

After 1856 there were no more great prose works, and until his death Mörike wrote hardly any more verses, apart from a few dedicatory and occasional poems.


Mörike was an excellent expert on Greek and Roman poetry and published several translations. Among other things , he translated Kallinos , Tyrtaios , Theognis and some Homeric hymns . First editions of Mörike's translations:

  • Classical flower harvest (Stuttgart 1840)
  • Theokrit , Bion and Moschos (Stuttgart 1855, together with Friedrich Notter)
  • Anakreon and the so-called Anacreontic Songs (Stuttgart 1864), again - as in the Classical Flower Harvest - as an adaptation of existing translations

Work editions

  • Greek poetry. Fischer paperback, Frankfurt am Main 1960.
  • Works and letters. Historical-critical complete edition in 28 volumes. Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 1967ff.
  • Works in one volume. Edited by Herbert G. Göpfert. Hanser, Munich 1993 (dtv 1995).
  • All works in two volumes. Winkler world literature. Artemis & Winkler, Zurich, Volume 1: 5th edition, 1997; Volume 2: 3rd edition, 1996.
  • You are Orplid, my country! The distant shines. Poems, prose, letters. Edited and epilogue Bernhard Zeller . Insel, Frankfurt & Leipzig 2004, ISBN 3-458-17224-6 .
  • A fantastic mess. Selected drawings. Edited by Alexander Reck. Betulius, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-89511-086-8 .
  • Poems and short stories , selected by Werner Zemp , with an afterword by Helmut Koopmann , Manesse Verlag, Zurich 2004, ISBN 3-7175-1294-3


Monument to Eduard Mörike in Stuttgart
"He's" by Eduard Mörike as a wall poem in Sögel

A memorial was erected in Stuttgart to mark the fifth anniversary of Mörike's death . It is located in the Silberburg facility (also called Mörike facility) at the southern end of Silberburgstrasse (Stuttgart) . The marble base has an antique relief and is crowned by a bust of Mörike, which was created by the sculptor Wilhelm Rösch .

The city of Fellbach honors the poet with the regular award of its Mörike Prize .

Several schools are named after Mörike, including the Mörike-Gymnasium in Ludwigsburg , Mörike-Gymnasium in Esslingen am Neckar , Mörike-Gymnasium in Göppingen , the Mörikeschule in Tübingen , the primary schools Mörikeschule in Leonberg , Mörikeschule in Nürtingen and Eduard-Mörike-Schule in Ötlingen as well as the Mörikeschule in Köngen , the Evangelical Mörike-Gymnasium Stuttgart , the Mörike-Realschule in Heilbronn-Sontheim and the Eduard-Mörike-Gymnasium in Neuenstadt am Kocher . Outside of Baden-Württemberg, there is the Mörike primary school in Dortmund-Somborn .

The largest private collection of memorabilia from Eduard Mörike was the Dr. Fritz Kauffmann , which was transferred to the German Literature Archive in Marbach in 1991 .

In 2004 the Deutsche Post issued a special postage stamp in memory of his 200th birthday with the motif: "Pen, inkwell and glasses in Mörike's handwriting of the poem Ein Tännchen greenet wo ..."


Biographies and Monographs
  • Jacob Keller: Eduard Mörike. In: Thurgauer Jahrbuch . Volume 39, 1964, pp. 35-58 ( )
  • Peter Lahnstein: Eduard Mörike. List, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-471-78035-1 .
  • Birgit Mayer: Eduard Mörike. Metzler Collection (Realities on Literature), Volume 237. J. B. Metzlersche Verlagbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1987, ISBN 3-476-10237-8 .
  • Veronika Beci : Eduard Mörike. The disturbed idyll. Biography . Artemis & Winkler, Düsseldorf 2004, ISBN 3-538-07176-4 .
  • Ehrenfried Kluckert: Eduard Mörike. Dumont, Cologne 2004, ISBN 3-8321-7846-5 .
  • Irene Ferchl , Wilfried Setzler: With Mörike from place to place. Tübingen 2004, ISBN 3-87407-577-X .
  • Mathias Mayer: Mörike and Peregrina. Secret of a love. Beck, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-406-51657-2 .
  • Udo Quak : Pure gold of the imagination. A biography. Structure, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-7466-2064-3 .
  • Friedrich Schick: To Cleversulzbach in the Unterland ... Mörike and Cleversulzbach , Cleversulzbach 1925
  • Reiner Strunk : Eduard Mörike. Pastor and Poet. Calwer Verlag, Stuttgart 2 2004, ISBN 3-7668-3876-8 .
  • Inge Wild, Reiner Wild: Mörike manual. Metzler, Stuttgart 2004
  • Isabel Horstmann: Eduard Mörikes painter Nolten - Biedermeier: Idyll and abyss. Series: Marburg German Studies, Volume 17. Frankfurt / M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Vienna, 1996. 307 pp. ISBN 978-3-631-50018-7
  • Ulrich Kittstein: Eduard Mörike: beyond the idyll , Darmstadt: Lambert Schneider, 2015, ISBN 978-3-650-40075-8
  • Barbara Potthast, Kristin Rheinwald, Dietmar Till (eds.): Mörike and his circle of friends. Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg 2016, ISBN 978-3-8253-6385-7 .
Interpretation and classification
  • Siegbert S. Prawer: Mörike and his readers. An attempt at an impact history. With a biography of Mörike and a list of the most important settings. Ernst Klett Verlag, Stuttgart 1960.
  • Christiaan L. Hart Nibbrig : Lost immediacy. Time experience and time management with Eduard Mörike. Bouvier, Bonn 1973
  • Albrecht Goes : With Mörike and Mozart. Studies from fifty years. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 3 1999
  • Jean Firges : Eduard Mörike. Poet of the night. (Exemplary series literature and philosophy, 19) Sonnenberg, Annweiler 2004, ISBN 978-3-933264-38-1
  • Erwin Petzi: Eduard Mörike's art of beautiful deception. Peter Lang, Frankfurt 2004
  • Armin Gebhardt: Swabian group of poets. Uhland, Kerner, Schwab, Hauff, Mörike. Tectum, Marburg 2004, ISBN 3-8288-8687-6 .
  • Rainer Moritz : Better to think of Cleversulzbach. Hermann Lenz and Eduard Mörike. Ulrich Keicher, Warmbronn 2004, ISBN 3-932843-71-1
  • Marie Weitbrecht : Eduard Mörike; Pictures from his rectory in Cleversulzbach . Fleischhauer & Spohn, Stuttgart 1924

Individual evidence

  1. Reiner Strunk: Eduard Mörike , p. 17 ff.
  2. Reiner Strunk: Eduard Mörike , p. 22 ff.
  3. Hermann Hesse presented this encounter in a fictional story in 1914: In the Pressel garden house. A story from old Tübingen. Reclam, Ditzingen 1991, ISBN 3-15-008912-3 . For bibliography of the text see Wilhelm Waiblinger .
  4. Birgit Mayer: Eduard Mörike , p. 58
  5. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 79 f.
  6. Eduard Mörike: You are Orplid, my country! The distant shines. Poems, prose, letters. Frankfurt & Leipzig 2004, p. 14
  7. ^ Mathias Mayer: Mörike and Peregrina , p. 23 ff.
  8. ^ Mathias Mayer: Mörike and Peregrina , p. 51
  9. ^ Mathias Mayer: Mörike and Peregrina , pp. 35, 69 ff.
  10. ^ Mathias Mayer: Mörike and Peregrina , pp. 211 ff.
  11. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 84
  12. Eduard Mörike: You are Orplid, my country! The distant shines. Poems, prose, letters. Frankfurt & Leipzig 2004, p. 59 f.
  13. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 106
  14. Reiner Strunk: Eduard Mörike , p. 107
  15. Reiner Strunk: Eduard Mörike , p. 113
  16. Reiner Strunk: Eduard Mörike , p. 142 f.
  17. Reiner Strunk: Eduard Mörike , p. 108 f.
  18. ^ Eduard Mörike: The ghost in the rectory of Cleversulzbach , online in the Gutenberg-DE project
  19. ^ Dino Larese: Mörike on Lake Constance. Retrieved March 12, 2020 .
  20. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 177 f.
  21. Helmut Braun, Rudolf Schwan, Werner Uhlmann: To Cleversulzbach in the Unterland. Eduard Mörike's time in Cleversulzbach . Betulius Verlag, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-89511-083-3 .
  22. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , pp. 152, 181
  23. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 128 ff.
  24. The petrefact collector
  25. a b c d Ursula Regener: Mörike in Regensburg and Mozart on the trip to Prague . In: Negotiations of the historical association for Upper Palatinate and Regensburg . tape 158 . Historical Association for Upper Palatinate and Regensburg, 2018, ISSN  0342-2518 , p. 101-134 .
  26. In Eduard Mörike's footsteps . In: Wertheimer Zeitung of March 7, 2013
  27. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , pp. 208, 233
  28. a b Sample card No. 25, January 2015 ( Memento from January 15, 2018 in the Internet Archive ),
  29. a b Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 260 ff.
  30. Reiner Strunk: Eduard Mörike , p. 174 ff.
  31. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 266
  32. Franziska Josefine Klara Charlotte “Fanny” Mörike Hildebrand ,, accessed on January 14, 2018
  33. ^ Ehrenfried Kluckert: Eduard Mörike , Cologne 2004, insert
  34. ^ Siegbert S. Prawer: Mörike and his readers , p. 83
  35. ^ Painter Nolten , Vol. 1: Digitized and full text in the German Text Archive , Vol. 2: Digitalized and full text in the German Text Archive
  36. Renata Egli-Gerber: The poet Eduard Mörike and his childhood sweetheart Maria Kohler, née Meyer (1802-1865). Thurgauer Jahrbuch, accessed on May 4, 2020 .
  37. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, 3rd edition 2009, Vol. 11, p. 490
  38. Poems 1838: digitized and full text in the German text archive
  39. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, 3rd edition 2009, vol. 11, p. 486 ff., Article on Das Lyrische Werk
  40. Music after Eduard Mörike: A bibliographical directory (PDF)
  41. ^ Songs by Emil Kauffmann The LiederNet Archive
  42. ^ Karl Emil Kauffmann in the Tüpedia
  43. See Hugo Wolf's letters to Emil Kauffmann , Berlin 1903, a. a. P. 8
  44. Walter Scheffler: The Dr. Fritz Kauffmann. Complete directory. Stuttgart 1967, pp. 31-39
  45. ^ German literature archive Marbach: Fritz Kauffmann inventory
  46. My old cat will probably dance with you - Mörike for pleasure , Dietmar Jaegle (ed.), Philipp Reclam jun. , Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-15-018307-3
  47. Birgit Mayer: Eduard Mörike , p. 47 ff.
  48. Udo Quak: Pure Gold of Fantasy , p. 196 f.
  49. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, 3rd edition 2009, Vol. 11, p. 491
  50. The history of the beautiful Lau with the illustrations by Moritz von Schwind
  51. Crime scene: Bienzle and the beautiful Lau
  52. ^ Mozart on the trip to Prague: digitized version and full text in the German text archive
  53. Helmut Koopmann , in: E. Mörike, Complete Works , Volume 1. Artemis and Winkler, Zurich 5 1997, p. 1055
  54. ^ Wall poems by Sögel . Emsland Tourism GmbH. Retrieved May 17, 2020
  55. Announcement in the Federal Law Gazette on the Mörike commemorative coin 2004


  1. The fiancée Margarethe von Speeth traveled on the 12th. October back to Mergentheim, but was then kept informed by her fiancé Eduard and his sister Klara with reports on special events such as visits to the opera and church services

Web links

Wikisource: Eduard Mörike  - Sources and full texts
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Poems and settings