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Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen

am Brauhaus Frueh | Am Hof 12-14, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Right near the cathedral !

A cute little fountain with a nice story. We were there in December, so no water. It was decorated... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Dave D
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Nice little find.

For anyone who loves fairy tales this superb cute little fountain is a must see tourist... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Neil K
,
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Average12%
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“nice fountain” (3 reviews)
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am Brauhaus Frueh | Am Hof 12-14, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Altstadt-Nord
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

A cute little fountain with a nice story. We were there in December, so no water. It was decorated for the holidays.

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

For anyone who loves fairy tales this superb cute little fountain is a must see tourist attraction. The story of how the house gnomes did all the work of the citizens of Cologne of a night so they could laze around all day untill an...More

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

A fun fountain in the old part of town, that describes a local story about the Heinzelmaennchen (little gnomes) who helped a tailor meet his work load but got spooked by his nosy wife and thus disappeared.

Thank Susanne T
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The fountain is certainly pretty, but nothing that takes your breath away. However, the interesting part is to hear the story of how Germans came to work so hard and the story of the elves/gnomes during a guided tour - which is usually encompassing the...More

Thank BubbaBama821
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The fountain is based on a legend. You will get to know the story there, but it basically is explains the reason Germans have to work hard. Interestingly, they used to enjoy laziness!

Thank Guillaume R
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

As a child, I have always loved those fairy tales. One of them is the story of the Shoemaker and the Elves. Heinzelmaenchen are what the Germans call those elves. And what you'll see here was part of the story, when the shoemaker's wife put...More

Thank Stitchenjoy
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We received a guided tour of the city and our wonderful guide Nadia told us the fairy tale story behind the monument

Thank M G
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

After viewing the courtyard fountain, stop for a bite to eat in any of the outdoor establishments. I had the VERY BEST Saurbraten I have ever eaten, under the red umbrellas

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I guess this is the equivalent of the little mermaid in Copenhagen; small and forgettable. But nice none the less

Thank frankolsendk
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot to stop and see the fountain and the gnomes. There's s seating available for some good people-watching

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