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The Circle of Money Monument at Ursulinerstrasse is great

Because we didn't saw the name of it and thought it had to do with disabled persons, we had to... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Daniel D
Brussels, Belgium
A nice fountain

A nice fountain, whose figures and the circulation of water represent the cycle of money. right in... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fountain gets under my skin, which, although I find it ugly and repellant, is a sign to me that it has sent it's message and I have received it. The artist has something to say about the love of money, and it isn't pretty....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Money Cycle fountain (Kreislauf des Geldes) (1976) symbolizes how euros and cents wander from one hand to the next. The people shown symbolize avarice, greed, patronage and begging. The water in the fountain flows all year round, since it is fed by the thermal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Because we didn't saw the name of it and thought it had to do with disabled persons, we had to inform us. In fact, this monument has many surprised admirors, as we are, and we understand it now that we know the correct name of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 2 July 2018

A nice fountain, whose figures and the circulation of water represent the cycle of money. right in the centre, behind "Elisenbrunnen"

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pittivomdorf
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I like German dry sense of humour and this is manifested in these bronze statues with unpronouncable name. The way the statues postures next to each other show the flow of money or favour from one to a other, perhaps in criminal or underhanded manner....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AFAK25
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Aachen has several fun fountains. This one, "the circulation of money" is perhaps a cautionary tale!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Henry B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

In the vicinity to Münsterplatz and Elisenbrunnen you find this nice fountain decorated with different characters showing how they handle money.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Aachen has a number of these quirky bronze statues. This one is called the cycle of money; not sure whether it's pro or con! The water isn't cold so I assume it's fed from the local hot springs. Worth a look.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This fountain represents the circle of money, with a critic view on corruption. I found it very amusing and deep in meaning, other than being albs very well executed. worth it

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank M_S_171200
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I went to see the church and was walking past this. I found the people to be weird and creepy. Whatever point the artist was trying to make I must have missed.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank LostALot22
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