The “Fischpüddelchen” on the Fischmarkt square symbolises the fish market that used to be held here.
The “Fischpüddelchen” is a fountain monument which was built on the Fischmarkt in 1911. The name “Püddelchen” comes from the “Öcher Platt” local dialect, and means a small naked child. Located in the city centre, the Fischpüddelchen was initially a controversial figure, since children in particular were upset by its nakedness. After many years of dispute, with police guarding the monument, the citizens of Aachen learned to love the Fischpüddelchen, as do many visitors to the city.