The Wild Man Fountain (Wilder-Mann-Brunnen) exists since the beginning of the 17th century. Its water basins kept the fish fresh on the early fish markets in Salzburg. Today the fountain stands near the Furtwänglerpark opposite the Great Festival Hall. [German]
The fountain got its name from the statue on top of it. The sculpture symbolizes male power and the bond with nature. I love the idea to see this wild man as a counterpoint to all the high-class culture the city of Salzburg offers nearby.
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- Wilder-Mann-Brunnen (BDA.gv.at)