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Nice statue

The statue is under renovation but you can see it (or at least we could as nobody was working on... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
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Beautiful fountain near the Cathedral

The fountain tells the story of gnomes who used to work at night to make life easy for the people... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The statue is under renovation but you can see it (or at least we could as nobody was working on sunday). The statue is nice, nothing impressive but it's really close to the cathedral, with just 2' walking you can see it.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

I am fascinated by local culture and enjoy travelling to experience culture. Statues and monuments are a great way to learn of the culture’s beliefs. That being said, this fountain is very tacky in appearance but the story behind it is intriguing.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The fountain tells the story of gnomes who used to work at night to make life easy for the people till one day, a tailor's wife got curious and tried to find out who was doing the work. The gnomes disappeared and since then the...More

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Reviewed January 15, 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
Reviewed December 7, 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
Reviewed October 23, 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.

2  Thank Susanne T
Reviewed August 27, 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
Reviewed August 23, 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
Reviewed July 17, 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
Reviewed July 10, 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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