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Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg

Figure on top of the Wild Man Fountain

The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) has existed since the beginning of the 17th century on different fish markets in Salzburg. Its water basins helped to keep the fish fresh. The fountain got its name from the statue on top of it. The sculpture symbolizes male power and the bond with nature.

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Würzburg Residence

Frozen fountain at Residenz Würzburg, Germany

It was really a cold day when I took this photo of a frozen fountain on the grounds of the Würzburg Residence (Würzburger Residenz). The Baroque palace which was completed in 1744 is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Fountains Palaces Renaissance

Jindřichův Hradec in Bohemia

Well in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

In the Bohemian town of Jindřichův Hradec, a castle of the same name is located. Its former German name was Neuhaus (New House). The literal translation of the Czech name means Henry Castle. Worth seeing is the roundel from the year 1596, which is counted among the major works of the Bohemian Renaissance.

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Fountains Sculptures

The Garrulous Women

'The Garrulous Women' in Stralsund, Germany

This fountain in the Fährstraße is a work of the sculptor Günter Kaden. The artist created the basin carved from a boulder and the three bronze figures in 2003. The Fährstraße is situated in the city of Stralsund which is part of the world heritage site ‘Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar’.

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Donkey fountain in Halle (Saale)

Donkey fountain on the Old Market in Halle (Saale), Germany

The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in 1913. The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers to an old legend. [German]

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‘Seven proud sisters kissed by one sea’ in Rostock

'Seven proud sisters kissed by one sea' in Rostock, Germany

This sculpture in the city of Rostock named ‘Seven proud sisters are kissed by one sea’ (Sieben stolze Schwestern küsst das eine Meer) was created by Reinhardt Dietrich in 1985. It portrays the peaceful coexistence of the seven countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.

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Wittelsbach Fountain in Passau

Angel wearing a Tyrolean hat at the Wittelsbach fountain in Passau, Germany

The Wittelsbach Fountain (Wittelsbacher Brunnen) attracted my attention by a sculpture of an angel wearing a Tyrolean hat. The fountain was created by Jacob Bradl. Three angels represents those three rivers Passau is known for: Danube, Inn, Ilz. E.g. the small Tyrolean guy represents the Inn river.

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Geese girl fountain in Vienna

Geese girl fountain in Vienna with an add-on a la Glasgow on that special day

The geese girl fountain (Gänsemädchenbrunnen) created by the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner shows a girl with three geese. The geese refer to the first site of the fountain which was the former poultry market of the city. Today you can find this fountain next to the Rahlstiege, a staircase in the 6th district of Vienna.

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Imperial fountain in Constance

Imperial fountain in Constance, Germany

The imperial fountain (Kaiserbrunnen) was created by sculptor Hans Baur in 1897. After redecoration at the end of 20th century by Gernot Rumpf it shows some allusions to historical events related with Constance. For example a three-headed peacock wearing a tiara on each head.

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Karl-Borromäus-Brunnen in Vienna

Karl-Borromäus-Brunnen in Vienna, Austria

The fountain is situated at the Karl-Borromäus-Platz (3. district) and was created by Josef Engelhart in 1909. It is named after Karl Borromäus, cardinal archbishop of Milan (1538-1584).

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Fountain made of steel in Mürzzuschlag

Fountain made of stainless steel in Mürzzuschlag, Austria

This fountain is located in Mürzzuschlag, a city known for a lot of steel processing plants nearby. I don’t like the shape of the fountain but I love the idea behind the used material. The fountain made of stainless steel reminds of the fact that the development of stainless chrome steel has been started in this region in 1912.

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Schöner Brunnen in Nuremberg

Schöner Brunnen in Nuremberg, Germany

The ‘Schöner Brunnen’ is one of the most beautiful fountains I have ever seen and is placed at the central place of Nuremberg. A ring embedded in the fence surrounding the fountain is said to bring good luck to those who spin. Another version told me spinning the ring rises your fertility. So be careful!