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  • Heinzelmannchenbrunnen - Cologne
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  • - Cologne

Heinzel manchen are the little house gnomes said to have done all the workd of the citizends during the night, so that Colognese people could be very lazy during a day. The local legend says this went on until a tailor's wife got so curious to see the gnomes, that she scattered peas onto the floor of the workshop to make the gnomes slip and fall. The gnomes, being infuriated, disappeared and never returned.
From that time on, the citizens of Cologne had to do all their work by themselves.%s

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  • Updated Nov 22, 2011
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