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Take a look if in the area, otherwise it’s not really worth the effort.

The Feschwievern is a fountain just to the east of.Gross St. Martin and in the old fish market. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
macedonboy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
A plain fountain depicting the hard life of medieval fish wives

A simple and plain fountain, in Fish Market Square, by Rainer Walk depicting women selling their... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2019
Larry C
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1 week ago
“Take a look if in the area, otherwise it’s not really worth the effort.”
May 14, 2019
“A plain fountain depicting the hard life of medieval fish wives”
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Fischmarkt | St Martin Neighborhood, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Feschwievern is a fountain just to the east of.Gross St. Martin and in the old fish market. The fountain is shaped like a four leaf clover and the water flows into the fountain from the sculptural centrepiece. The sculpture depicts some rather sad looking...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

A simple and plain fountain, in Fish Market Square, by Rainer Walk depicting women selling their fresh fish. The drab fishwives are contrasted by the colourful stack houses at one edge of the square and the majestic Groß St. Martin on the hill.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Larry C
Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is just another neglected and totally unimpressive fountain. You can easily skip it, as it bares no merits for "an attraction".

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank TheShis
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a clever fountain located in the center of Fischmarkt Square. The fountain depicts the women who sold fish in the market centuries ago. The fish trade once flourished in the city of Cologne, if you note the nearby street names, they are all...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jack B
Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is famous old town and along the Rhine is Cologne. Right in the center of the old city of Cologne. I suggest you walk in this place.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 390mehdiv
Reviewed December 8, 2015

While on our walking tour of Cologne, our guide took us to see the very tall, thin and colorful row houses in the Fish Market area. In that same square is the Fish Wives Fountain, by sculptor, Rainer Walk. It depicts women selling their fresh...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Anne M
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Not far from the Great Church of St. Martin, you will find a fountain depicting the Feschwievern or fish wives. The fountain is unusual in that it does not show a typical fisherman with pole but rather shows wives of fisherman with distinct facial expressions....More

Date of experience: July 2015
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