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Jan von Werth Fountain

Alter Markt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Don't miss this when in Alter Markt area

One of the many landmarks that introduce you to the long history of Cologne and help you appreciate... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
dese2
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Auburn, New York
Nice landmark.

Jan Von Werth Fountain is a great meeting point in the Alter Markt which is Cologne' s historic... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

One of the many landmarks that introduce you to the long history of Cologne and help you appreciate the city. Johann Von Werth was a general during the Thirty Year's War. The statue, I understand, is a rallying point for the Cologne Karneval.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Jan Von Werth Fountain is a great meeting point in the Alter Markt which is Cologne' s historic market place. The fountain has stood here since 1884 and is in honour of the general from which the fountain gets it's name. In a big and...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Like so many of the landmarks throughout Cologne’s many squares this massive fountain in the old market is a fine exhibit but even more so for the Christmas market season when the area is made into a giant ice rink all around it. What a...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Quite a pleasant fountain/statue and a nice focal point for the Old Market, but you won't appreciate it if as much as you might if you don't know about the legend of Jan and Griet which is a focal point for Cologne's famous Karneval. So...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great place to sit in the center of the square and watch the people going by. Nice spot for reflection.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had no idea this was a fountain, as it was totally dry when we visited. Initially, we thought it was a lovely pillar of some sort. The fountain is located in the middle of a lovely square, near the town hall. You cannot miss...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

After travelling from Vienna on a river cruise through incredibly beautiful towns and cities, immaculately kept, Cologne was definitely unkempt! On top of that, the main attraction, the cathedral, was surrounded by non-descript buildings which made it almost impossible to appreciate the magnificence of the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

The Jan von Werth Fountain on the Old Market, dating from 1884, was made by German sculptor Wilhelm Albermann. It reminds a bit of an enormous wedding cake with various tiers of decoration and cavalry general Jan von Werth standing on top. Above the basins,...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2015

On our walking tour of Cologne, we passed by this fountain located in the Alter Markt which is the largest square in the old town part of Cologne. I continue to be amazed at the artistry and workmanship of monuments such as this one that...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

A beautiful fountain placed in Alter Markt,rich adorned with statues.Anyway,not very impressive. In December the square around it is the place for a nice Christmas Market.

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