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“The Water Spouting Boy Fountain.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Schangelbrunnen

Ranked #7 of 102 things to do in Koblenz
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Sydney, Australia
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“The Water Spouting Boy Fountain.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

A fun experience to watch & count the time between spouts. This fountain has an interesting history to its name so check it out.
It's located opposite the Rathaus.
Spring time is beautiful & this area demonstrated it in flower boxes & gardens.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank Clio H
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“In Koblenz slang Jean Schang”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

The Schängel fountain is located at the Town Hall Square, surrounded by the Baroque buildings of the Jesuit ensemble, designed in 1940 by Carl Carl Burger and is dedicated to the poet Josef Cornelius, who wrote the text of the Schängellied, the national anthem of Koblenz. The term Schängel got its origin from the 20-years (1794-1813) in which it belonged of the city of France and refers to the Franco-German children born during this period who often received the name Jean (German: Johann), in the Koblenz slang Jean Schang, over time it became Schängel. With this fountain not only but also the Koblenz-based Schängel got a monument but as well the citizens of Koblenz. In an irregular rhythm the bronze figure spits out a jet of water a few meters far above the fountain basin.

Visited May 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Historical with a bit of fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

Schangelbrunnen is a spitting boy statue located in the courtyard near the Rathaus(city hall). It is a must-see statue when one visits Koblenz as it is a very historical and well-known statue in this city and is a stop on every guided tour. Watch out for the wet spot on the ground and avoid standing there when admiring the statue because every now and then just when you least expect it, "little John" will spit and the unsuspecting admirers will get soaking wet!

Visited October 2011
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