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These character statues represent the two sides of Cologne; the civilized and the barbarians; the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
dese2
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Auburn, New York
A piece of Cologne charm

We visited Tunnes & Schal as part of a walking tour. They're two charming characters from Cologne... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
POC-CW
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Kilcullen, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We stopped by the statue as part of a walking tour of Cologne, but I honestly can't imagine wasting valuable sight-seeing time to see Tunnes and Schal. The statue is located in the corner of the plaza opposite the Church of St. Martin. Besides the...More

Thank EVArcht
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This is an odd statue that we came across. More interesting having read about it now on trip advisor, wish we’d known its name at the time!

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 28 April 2018

These character statues represent the two sides of Cologne; the civilized and the barbarians; the good and the bad. Stand on the feet and be sure to rub the nose for good luck - or just because you should.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I came across these two fictional characters while on a brew house tour with friends. They have some funny stories, and of course if you stand on their feet and rub either of them on the nose, you are wishing for luck in your love...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Tucked away near the Alter Markt, they are funny statues. Worth spending a couple of minutes there. More interesting is the high water marker on a pillar nearby which shows the extraordinary levels the Rhine has reached over the years.

Thank Munrosaxman
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Enjoyed reading about the story behind these statues, but did my own research as there was no information with these statues - a plaque of information next to these statues would be good for people like myself who weren't part of a walking tour. Off...More

Thank AnonymousCouple2018
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Tunnes & Schal as part of a walking tour. They're two charming characters from Cologne pop culture. You rub one's nose for love and the other's hand for wealth. Nice place to visit if in the area!

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Great statutes which show Cologne to have a sense of fun. We saw these two statues on the free walk Cologne tour. The guide was fond of them and said he had hundreds of jokes about them - one originates from Cologne the other and...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

In a city that has some very interesting statues located all over the place these two funny Sculpure are really nice. Tünnes & Schäl are a cute set of statues,Tünnes ( Anthony ) is the more rural looking figure while Schäl is the thinner character...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I just love that the town planners have given such an arty vision to the city of Cologne with various installations to be seen - free and part of the landscape. These bronze statues are of local characters. Love it!

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