Joseph Frings Monument


The monument in memory of Joseph Frings is located near Cologne’s City Hall on the Laurenzplatz square.

The former archbishop and cardinal is a legendary figure in Cologne’s history. During the period of great hardship and scarcity after the end of World War II, he declared it was not a sin to pilfer heating coal, which introduced the verb “to fringsen” (to pinch) into the local jargon.



  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for Pushchair

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Entrance Free


The walk from Cologne main station takes about 5 minutes.


KölnTourismus GmbH

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

+49 221 34643 0


Joseph Frings Monument

50667 Köln

+49 (0) 221 346 43 0


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