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"Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen" Cologne Things to Do Tip by christine.j

Cologne Things to Do: 714 reviews and 1,382 photos

  Curiosity kills the cat,or destroys the magic
by christine.j

Apart from the mouse, this is another point in Cologne which children will like. The story is that once upon a time, Cologne was blessed because there were dwarfs, brownies, who would come at night and do all the work for the people there.They were never seen. But one woman was so curious to know what they looked like, that she put peas on her staircase so that the little men would fall. Then she would be able to see them. Her plan worked, but the dwarfs were so angry that they left and the citizens of Cologne had to do all their work by themselves.
This scene is depicted in this fountain.

Directions: Just behind the cathedral, in front of Frueh.

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  • Written Apr 3, 2006
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