Easter Well in Wolfegg

Easter Well (Osterbrunnen) in Wolfegg

Decorated Easter Wells (Osterbrunnen) are a German tradition dating back to the early 20th century. The first examples developed in Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz). In the meantime, more and more Easter Wells and Fountains have arisen in other parts of Germany.


Würzburg Residence

Frozen fountain at Residenz Würzburg, Germany

It was a cold day when I took this photo of a frozen fountain on the grounds of the Würzburg Residence (Würzburger Residenz). The Baroque palace saw its completion in 1744. Today, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.


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 1596, which is counted among the principal works of the Bohemian Renaissance. [German]


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’. [German]


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.