Klenkes

Klenkes, Aachen: Address, Klenkes Reviews: 4/5

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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
History alive
May 2019 • Solo
This statue is another example of how Aachen keeps its history alive. If I haven't read about this statue I would not have known that there used to be a needle factory here and how needles were sorted.
Aachen is full of excellent statues and it is fun to wander around and see them everywhere
Really worth a stop and a few photos
Written June 16, 2019
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Cruisenele
Bucharest, Romania138 contributions
A symbol from Aachen
Jun 2018 • Couples
The "Klenkes" is the little finger from your right hand and an international sign to recognize someone from Aachen. Aachen is well known for its needle factories and the needles are checked and sorted with your little finger. This is where this sign comes from
Written October 14, 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,654 contributions
Raising the little finger
Mar 2018 • Solo
A modern sculpture to honor an old industrial activity and sign language. Aachen used to be a center of needle production. Young workers (perhaps to be categorized as children by present day definition) used to remove defective needles with their little finger. Later raising the little finger became a way of greeting other people of Aachen, especially when meeting in areas outside Aachen. A symbol of recognition.
Written April 14, 2018
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
More public art
Oct 2017 • Couples
The historic centre of Aachen is filled with excellent bronzes, from Charlemagne to monsters. This is another interesting example in a prime location you'r bound to see as you stroll around. Having said that there are a number of others we preferred, including some which haven't made it to TripAdvisor. Someone in Aachen should organise a walking tour of all the excellent pieces of public art.
Written October 11, 2017
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Klenkes / Aachen
Dec 2015 • Friends
It's an imposant monument in bronze, with young peoples, it's a historic symbol of hard work and diligence : "No gain, without pain ",
probabily for busy students, or young hard worker.
Written November 2, 2016
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Judy D
Brisbane, Australia401 contributions
Very interesting. ..but you must do it!
Nov 2015 • Solo
Walking around Aachen is so very interesting. You must take your time otherwise you may miss one of the many statues. They are everywhere, they are all different, unique in their own way, and well worth a stare, a giggle, a photograph.
Written November 26, 2015
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Irina T
Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova143 contributions
Funny statues
Aug 2015 • Friends
These guys are really funny and attractive, you cannot just pass by :) Don't know the meaning, but it was worth making a photo.
Written September 17, 2015
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Xzentu
Maastricht, The Netherlands7 contributions
Scuplture
Sep 2015 • Solo
Surprising sculpture in an unexpected location. Very good to see though! I had to stop and study the figures.
Written September 13, 2015
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Strattybird
Geilenkirchen, Germany184 contributions
Cute
It's cute for a photograph but that's about it. The gesture the figures are doing (small finger up) is the "Klenkes".
Written October 2, 2014
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