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A symbol from Aachen

The "Klenkes" is the little finger from your right hand and an international sign to recognize... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cruisenele
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Aachen, Germany
Raising the little finger

A modern sculpture to honor an old industrial activity and sign language. Aachen used to be a... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 days ago
“A symbol from Aachen”
Apr 14, 2018
“Raising the little finger”
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Ursulinerstrasse / Ecke Friedich Wilhelm Platz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

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.

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Reviewed November 26, 2015

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.

1  Thank Judy D
Reviewed September 17, 2015

These guys are really funny and attractive, you cannot just pass by :) Don't know the meaning, but it was worth making a photo.

1  Thank Irina T
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Surprising sculpture in an unexpected location. Very good to see though! I had to stop and study the figures.

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Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

It's cute for a photograph but that's about it. The gesture the figures are doing (small finger up) is the "Klenkes".

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