The Tatzelwurm wine fountain is based on a legend, according to which the crusader Heinrich killed the monster living in Kobern. The model for a corresponding large ceramic were representations on capitals of the Matthias Chapel. The figure was fired in Höhr-Grenzhausen and was equipped with taps for wine and water. At the end of 1944, the Tatzelwurm was destroyed by German Wehrmacht members after a feast and subsequently replaced for the community. The Kobern market place with the Tatzelwurm wine fountain became the "heart" of Kobern and the center of festivities at the Castle Festival. In 1961, a new Tatzelwurm wine fountain was created. In 2013/2014, as part of a local redevelopment, the market square and the immediate surroundings were redesigned. The Tatzelwurm wine fountain became a Tatzelwurm "monument" with fountains. The historical charm of earlier years disappeared. It is hoped that the square will not only provide commercial seating and protection from the sun and rain, but will also allow Kobern citizens to spend time there. The marketplace should be designed to regain the position it once had and become a focal point for social life.
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