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Schangelbrunnen

Gymnasialstr. 1, 56068 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Quirky fountain!

My husband I were traveling with a group of seniors on the Rhine River Cruise. Koblenz was one of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MaryannF650
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Clarksville, Tennessee
Easy to Miss (and no big loss if you do)

This plain fountain occupies an out-of-the-way corner of a pedestrian (figuratively speaking... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
Robert R
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“boy statue” (5 reviews)
“little boy” (4 reviews)
“tucked away” (4 reviews)
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Gymnasialstr. 1, 56068 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband I were traveling with a group of seniors on the Rhine River Cruise. Koblenz was one of our shore excursions. We had the opportunity to have an English-speaking local guide who provided us with the history of the area. As I stepped away...More

1  Thank MaryannF650
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This plain fountain occupies an out-of-the-way corner of a pedestrian (figuratively speaking) square. No water in January, so no spitting surprise = not of much interest.

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Still nice to see even in the cold and wet. Always fun to see people surprised by the boys antics, especially on a windy day!!

1  Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

this fountain of the spitting boy was unusual from most fountains we have seen. at certain intervals, the boy spits water, so beware. everyone got a good laugh when one person just wasn't paying attention.

2  Thank Shelbydee
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

The Schängelbrunnen fountain, a symbol of Koblenz, is found on Willi-Hörter-Platz in the courtyard of the Rathaus (town hall), between renaissance and baroque buildings. It was designed in 1940 by Carl Burger and is dedicated to the Koblenz-born poet, Josef Cornelius (1849-1943), who wrote the...More

1  Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Whilst on a KOBLENZ tour we were shown Schangelbrunnen - The Spitting Boy statue It’s tucked away and can be “wet” but luckily not this time of year Worth seeking out

Thank JeffTheChairman
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Our tour guide led us to the spitting boy fountain. It's good for a laugh, even on a wet day. It's located near city hall.

Thank GPBurdell67
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Here is the stature of a little boy spitting streams of water at infrequent times and distances, good for a laugh when people do not realise it is about to happen. Schangel stands for laughter, quick wittedness and a rhenish lifestyle. It refers to children...More

Thank thewillow
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

In a quaint little courtyard was an interesting statue of a naughty boy spitting water. Don't know the historical significance.

Thank bminaai
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The statue of a naughty boy who spits water every two minutes. The puddle two yards from the statue gives a good clue where not to stand if you want to avoid getting wet! It is good fun and interesting.

Thank Nigel B
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