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Gymnasialstr. 1, 56068 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Interesting statue

The statue of a naughty boy who spits water every two minutes. The puddle two yards from the statue... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Nigel B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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The Schangelbrunned fountain features a little boy who spits water a surprising distance

The Schangelbrunnen fountain features a little boy who periodically spits water a surprising... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Effingham, Illinois
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Gymnasialstr. 1, 56068 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Schangelbrunnen fountain features a little boy who periodically spits water a surprising distance to catch people unaware. The city of Koblenz has been claimed by both the French and German countries. When it was part of France the local people were required to use...More

Thank moonstone0005
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Be prepared to be sprayed with water as you approach this innocent-looking statue as the boy on top of the plinth releases a stream from his month without any warning. Pay attention to any puddles on the ground before taking up a position from which...More

Thank Ann C
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...More

1  Thank j68ky
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...More

Thank lisa d
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank elliot_neck
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
Reviewed 20 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
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
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