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Wells and Fountains in Europe

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The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers … Continue reading → Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Halle, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, The Donkey, Bavaria, Fountain, Garden Sculpture

Donkey fountain in Halle (Saale)

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] This legend dates back to the time of Emperor Otto…

'Seven proud sisters kissed by one sea' in Rostock, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Baltic Sea, Bavaria, Sisters, Castle, Germany

'Seven proud sisters kissed by one sea' in Rostock

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. The sculpture was created during the era of the German Democratic Republic…

'The Twaddling Wives' in Stralsund, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, World Heritage Sites, Sculpture Art, Statues, Fountain, Germany

The Garrulous Women

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’. In German online…

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Jindřichův Hradec in Bohemia

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. During my…

Someone in Vienna obviously doesn’t like monuments. The photo shows the Gänsemädchenbrunnen, a fountain located near the Museumsquartier in Vienna. The sculpture features a girl herdering geese and was created by the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner. Vienna Austria, Glasgow, Special Day, Walks, Fountain, City, Beautiful, Water Fountains, Cities

Geese girl fountain in Vienna

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. The traffic…

Wild Man Fountain in Salzburg, Austria Panning For Gold, Salzburg Austria, Shopping Street, Rural Area, 16th Century, Alter, Cemetery, Fountain, Travel Destinations

Wild Man Fountain | Who's afraid of the wild man in Salzburg?

A travelling author tells about the story of the Wild Man Fountain, a Salzburg fountain with a frightening figure.

Imperial fountain in Constance, Germany Saxony Anhalt, Rhineland Palatinate, Lower Saxony, North Rhine Westphalia, Fountain, Germany, Head Bands, Brandenburg, Bathing

Imperial fountain in Constance

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. That refers to the fact that once upon a time three popes…

The fountain is situated at the Karl-Borromäus-Platz district) and was created by Josef Engelhart in It is named after Karl Borromäus, cardinal archbishop of Milan More… Honeymoon Pictures, Vienna Secession, Prague Castle, Vienna Austria, Wishing Well, Cubism, Types Of Art, Wells, Vienna

Karl-Borromäus-Brunnen in Vienna

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). Karl Borromäus (Wikipedia)

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 … Continue reading → Fountain, Europe, Stainless Steel, Mansions, House Styles, Home Decor, Austria, Decoration Home, Manor Houses

Fountain made of steel in Mürzzuschlag

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…

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 … Continue reading → Golden Ring, Bavaria, Vikings, Fountain, Cruise, Germany, Christmas, Travel, Nice Asses

Schöner Brunnen in Nuremberg

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!…

Osterbrunnen (Easter fountain) in Wolfegg, Germany Fountain, Germany, Europe, Easter, Wells, Image, Detail, Bathing, Easter Activities

Easter fountain in Wolfegg

Decorated Easter fountains (Osterbrunnen) are a German tradition dating back to early 20th century. The first Easter fountains were seen in Franconian Switzerland (Fränkische Schweiz). In the meantime more and more Easter fountains can be found in other parts of Germany. What about your region? Osterbrunnen (Wikipedia)

The lindworm fountain placed at the Neue Platz is the landmark of the Carinthian capital city Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The sculpture was created in century and refers to the foundation legend of the city. Places To See, Places Ive Been, Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Central Europe, Architecture Details, Fountain, Beautiful Places, Germany

Lindworm fountain in Klagenfurt

The lindworm fountain (Lindwurmbrunnen) placed at the Neue Platz is the landmark of the Carinthian capital city Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The sculpture was created in 16th century and refers to the foundation legend of the city. [German] Sources / More info Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Wikipedia)

Frozen fountain at Würzburger Residenz, Germany Saxony Anhalt, North Rhine Westphalia, Danube River, European Vacation, Beautiful Castles, Once In A Lifetime, Travelogue, Travel Europe, Bavaria

Würzburg Residence

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. Sources / More info Würzburg Residence (Wikipedia) Würzburg Residence (Website) Picture credits travel-by-photos.com (Photo 1)