Closure of Promenadenweg
Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from Weindorf to the castle steps
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Die Ufer-Bar ist zurück!
Vom 12.07. bis 06.10.2024 laden vier Koblenzer Gastronomiebetriebe und eine Sektkellerei zu sommerlichen und frühherbstlichen Abenden an die Schlossstufen.
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Blick auf den Schängelbrunnen von unten, während er Wasser "spuckt" ©Radosav Pavićević, Koblenz-Touristik GmbH

The Schängelbrunnen

A true Koblenz rascal.

The Schängel Fountain is a landmark of the city of Koblenz that stands in the Willi-Hörter-Platz square, today's town hall courtyard, surrounded by the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of the Jesuit ensemble. It was designed by Carl Burger in 1940 and is dedicated to the Koblenz regional poet Josef Cornelius (1849-1943), who wrote the lyrics to the well-known Schängellied, the anthem of the people of Koblenz.

The term Schängel has its origins in the 20-year affiliation (1794-1813) of the city of Koblenz to France. It refers to the German-French children born during this period, who were often named Jean (German: Johann or Hans). Due to the dialect of Koblenz, "Jean" usually became "Schang". Over time, this eventually developed into Schängel, a trivialisation of Schang.

Today, all native Koblenzers consider themselves Schängel and love the little guy who stands for wit, quick-wittedness and the Rhenish way of life.

Why does the Schängel spit water?

Every few minutes, the bronze figure spits a jet of water far out over the fountain basin and has fun splashing careless passers-by. Thus the statue, which at first glance seems so inconspicuous, lives up to its reputation as a real rascal.

Did you know?

The Schängel can also be found on all the manhole covers in the old town!
Der Schängelbrunnen umgeben von Blumen ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Der Schängelbrunnen spuckt wasser ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Gauls
Schängelbrunnen mit spielenden Kindern ©Gauls die Fotografen
Nachtaufnahme vom Rathausplatz in Koblenz mit dem Schängelbrunnen im Vordergrund und dem Weihnachtsmarkt im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Gauls
Pärchen im Vordergrund spaziert und Menschengruppen im Hintergrund sitzen an Cafétischen auf dem Jesuitenplatz in der Koblenzer Altstadt ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz
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Zwei Männer von der Seite halten Weingläser und blicken auf die Stadt Koblenz beim Sonnenuntergang ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle

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