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Gymnasialstr. 1, 56068 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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don't get wet

this fountain of the spitting boy was unusual from most fountains we have seen. at certain... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Monroe, Louisiana
A brief amusement - a spitting fountain

The Schängelbrunnen fountain, a symbol of Koblenz, is found on Willi-Hörter-Platz in the courtyard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike K
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Gymnasialstr. 1, 56068 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Shelbydee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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