Goose Girl Fountain in Vienna

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Geese girl fountain in Vienna

The Goose Girl Fountain (Gänsemädchenbrunnen) displays a girl with three geese. Its creator was the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner. The fowls refer to the first site of the fountain, which was the former poultry market of the city.

Today, you find this fountain next to the Rahlstiege, a staircase in the 6th Viennese district (Mariahilf). The traffic cone isn’t a regular part of the fountain. I guess the inspiration for this prank was the memorial to the Duke of Wellington in Glasgow.

Sources / More info

  • Link Description of the Gänsemädchenbrunnen on Wikipedia (DEU)
  • Link Biography of Antonín Pavel Wagner on Wikipedia (DEU)
  • Link Description of the Rahlstiege on Wikipedia (DEU)
Categorized as Fountains