The Puppenbrunnen or Fountain of Dolls on Krämerstraße was created in 1975 by Aachen sculptor Boniface Stirnberg. The fountain represents Aaachen, with the different parts signifying the many aspects of Aachen such as the prelate signifies the church, the fashion dolls symbolize the textile industry, the Harlequin is a symbol of culture, horse-rider and horse symbolize horse shows, the market-woman symbolizes commerce, and the carnival masks stand for festivity. The cock on top serves as a reminder of French occupation. Individual parts are movable, and can be arranged as you please.
Krämerstraße, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Puppenbrunnen and Nearby Attractions on Map
Aachen Cathedral(0.1 km)
The Aachen Cathedral, also known as Imperial Cathedral, is a 9th century imposing church where 42 German monarchs have been coronated over the ages, from Otto I in 936 to Ferdinand I in 1531.
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Centre Charlemagne(0.1 km)
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Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst(1.4 km)
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Aachen Christmas Market(0.1 km)
Come winter, and the streets of the Old Town light up in anticipation of the festive season.
International Newspaper Museum(0.3 km)
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