Karl-Schwering-Platz Cologne

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Karl-Schwering-Platz – Nature & mythical creatures

This lovely area is my favorite when it comes to taking a stroll and relaxing. It connects art, nature and people. You see? There is nothing left to be desired. The Karl-Schwering-Platz connects also geographically the two parts of the Lindenthaler Kanäle: Clarenbach- and Rautenstrauchkanal. 

Right in the middle of those canals you find the most spectacular thing about this place: the basin, which is joined by the sculptures “Kentaur and Najade” created in 1930 by Eduard Schmitz. Najade (or water nymph) is a creature of the Greek mythology meant to guard and protect the pureness and safety of water. They said if a Najades water dried out, she had to die. Luckily this hasn’t been the case yet with the Lindenthaler Canals: that is why other than mythical creatures you can also find ducks (and their ducklings!), swans and fish in or around the water.

There is also a rose garden between the basin and the Church of Christi Auferstehung. You find a lot of benches in the area around the basin and in the rosegarden. Just sit down, breathe, enjoy and forget the time.

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Karl-Schwering-Platz, Cologne

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)