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Heinzelmännchen

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The Heinzelmännchen are a race of creatures appearing in a tale connected with the city of Cologne in Germany. The little house gnomes are said to have done all the work of the citizens of Cologne during the night, so that the inhabitants of Cologne could be very lazy during the day. According to the legend, 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. This legend was first written down by the Cologne teacher Ernst Weyden (1805–1869) in 1826. It was translated into English by Thomas Keightley and published 1828 in his book "The Fairy Mythology". In 1836 the painter and poet August Kopisch published a famous poem beginning with the words: In Cologne, a fountain (Heinzelmännchenbrunnen) commemorates the Heinzelmännchen and the tailor's wife.
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Der Kölner Dom, das Südportal.
Der Kölner Dom, das Südportal.
Reiner Vogeley
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Roncalliplatz Köln
Roncalliplatz Köln
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Dom Baustelle Köln - Cathedral's construction place Cologne
Dom Baustelle Köln - Cathedral's construction place Cologne
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GER Koeln [Rhein] from Dom (Sued Turm) Panorama by KWOT {Upl.3 for G.E.}
GER Koeln [Rhein] from Dom (Sued Turm) Panorama by KWOT {Upl.3 for G.E.}
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Suicide Dove, Cologne
Suicide Dove, Cologne
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Three flames @ Mediapark
Three flames @ Mediapark
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"Domblick, noch weitere 100m naeher dran" Cologne, Germany
"Domblick, noch weitere 100m naeher dran" Cologne, Germany
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