On December 29, 2003 we received the following email:

In the dark days before Christmas Lambiek and Maxim Knepflé from Doetinchem, Netherlands, were wandering trough the abandoned woods of the Black Forest, in the south of Germany, near the Swiss border. They, father and son, were on search to the famous Knöpflesbrunnen. After three days of ploughing and drudging trough the fresh fallen snow they found this simple, wooden watering trough. On a open spot of an undamaged world of snow. They brought out a drink on the coming New Year and wished the family Knepflé all over the world a HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2004

The pictures below were also a part of the email.