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Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen

Address: am Brauhaus Frueh | Am Hof 12-14, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #38 of 79 Attractions in Cologne
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The fountain is beautiful but even I've passed by it several time,at different moments of the day,I've never seen the water flowing.However,it's not very impressive. Situated in a very central area of the old town,close to the Dom.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Located near the cathedral in a street called "Am Hof", tells the story of all the little Heinzelmännchen or elves who used to help the people of Cologne do their chores at night.. nice place to visit..

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had heard about this fountain after my first trip to Cologne and so I thought I would see it the next time I was there. It's a nice fountain but not worth going out of the way to see--I would probably make it part of a trip to the Fruh Brewery next door.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

It was not in our agenda to go to see this fountain, but I read about it before our trip. It happens to be very close to the shopping street and if you find yourself next to it it won't be hard to notice it - I imagined it is something much smaller, but this fountain is big and has... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you are a faerie tale lover, visit the Heinzelmannchen Brunnen. It is lovely and tells the story of little elves who did all the work for the people in Cologne whilst they were asleep.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

It's a very nice corner of the town to tell you're children a nice story about the little Heinzelmaennchen.

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Bonn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

When I show friends around Cologne, this fountain is always on the agenda. It's located near the cathedral in a street called "Am Hof". The Früh Brewery, one of the most popular in Cologne, is just behind the fountain which tells the story of all the little Heinzelmännchen or elves who used to help the people of Cologne do their... More 

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