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A symbol from Aachen

The "Klenkes" is the little finger from your right hand and an international sign to recognize... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Bucharest, Romania
Raising the little finger

A modern sculpture to honor an old industrial activity and sign language. Aachen used to be a... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Ursulinerstrasse / Ecke Friedich Wilhelm Platz, 52062 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The "Klenkes" is the little finger from your right hand and an international sign to recognize someone from Aachen. Aachen is well known for its needle factories and the needles are checked and sorted with your little finger. This is where this sign comes from

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A modern sculpture to honor an old industrial activity and sign language. Aachen used to be a center of needle production. Young workers (perhaps to be categorized as children by present day definition) used to remove defective needles with their little finger. Later raising the...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The historic centre of Aachen is filled with excellent bronzes, from Charlemagne to monsters. This is another interesting example in a prime location you'r bound to see as you stroll around. Having said that there are a number of others we preferred, including some which...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's an imposant monument in bronze, with young peoples, it's a historic symbol of hard work and diligence : "No gain, without pain ", probabily for busy students, or young hard worker.

1  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Walking around Aachen is so very interesting. You must take your time otherwise you may miss one of the many statues. They are everywhere, they are all different, unique in their own way, and well worth a stare, a giggle, a photograph.

1  Thank Judy D
Reviewed 18 September 2015

These guys are really funny and attractive, you cannot just pass by :) Don't know the meaning, but it was worth making a photo.

1  Thank 580irinat
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Surprising sculpture in an unexpected location. Very good to see though! I had to stop and study the figures.

Thank Xzentu
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

It's cute for a photograph but that's about it. The gesture the figures are doing (small finger up) is the "Klenkes".

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