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Address: Gymnasialstr. 1, 56068 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Schangelbrunen is a spitting boy statue located near the Rathaus (City Hall). It is a must see statue when one visits Koblenz. Watch out for the wet spot on the ground and avoid... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Mary B
Bethalto, Illinois

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Schangelbrunnen is a clever fountain on the courtyard of the Rathaus. If you stand near the little boy, he will eventually spit on you...a naughty little boy he is. It seems that everyone in Koblenz must make a pilgrimage to this fountain. However, the courtyard is a nice shady spot to hear a guide describe the history of the... More 

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Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I found it at last. Tucked into a corner near Koblenz Rathaus ( Town hall ) The history behind the Schangelbrunnen ( Shangel Fountain ) is incredible. It goes back to a time when French Napoleon had conquered this area of Germany and banned all children from being baptised with German names so they were called Francois and Jean etc.... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Schangelbrunen is a spitting boy statue located near the Rathaus (City Hall). It is a must see statue when one visits Koblenz. Watch out for the wet spot on the ground and avoid standing there when admiring the statue. Every now and then just when you least expect it, "little John" will spit and the unsuspecting admirers will get soaking... More 

Thank Mary B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

First of all Koblenz is a very pretty City on the junction of the Mosel and Rhyne Rivers Walking through the back streets you come upon a statue of a little boy standing in a tub of water, every few minutes he spits out a jet of water from his mouth. Great fun for the kids on a hot day.... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The story of the boy's background makes this fountain much more understandable. The people from Koblenz have a good sense of humor...

Thank arizona-griswolds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

What a funny statue. We stood there for fifteen minutes watching others get spat on. How funny. Careful where you stand he can spit pretty far.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I went here as part of a guided tour from a river cruise. It's an interesting fountain and story. Look at the water pattern on the pavement or the fountain will get you.

Thank Dennis C
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

As part of our river cruise, we had a walking tour and we went by this funny little statue. We were warned not to get close, as every once in a while, it sent out a stream of pee.

Thank Norm G
Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Take some time to read about this fountain and it then means a lot more that you have seen it, at first sight it does not look very imprressive

Thank jooplent
Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was an interesting stop on our walking tour of Koblenz. This Koblenz landmark is on Willi-Hörter Platz, the town hall courtyard. Carl Burger created it in 1940 and dedicated to local poet Joseph Cornelius. The Schängel is a symbol of Koblenz since Koblenz was conquered so many times in its history. There were many children fathered by invading troops.... More 

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