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Der Schoene Brunnen

Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #11 of 75 Attractions in Nuremberg
Type: Landmarks
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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a most striking fountain. It looks like it belongs at the top of a church spire. It is absolutely stunning. Our guide told us there are many legends and stories about this fountain. One such legend involves spinning the rings on the fence that surrounds and protects the fountain. The statues are so colorful. I could have looked... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This incredibly detailed fountain and its accompanying, protective ironwork fencing stand on the other side of the Nuremberg Hauptmarkt from the Frauenkirche. Each of the 40 statues on the fountain is a work of remarkable craftsmanship. I found the Moses statue especially interesting since it depicts Moses with horns -- similar to the way Marc Chagall depicts him in his... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

History has it that if you make a wish while spinning the ring on this ornament, your wish would come true. I made one wish here and it has come true!

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Yogya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is the most beautiful and detailed fountain I have ever seen my life. The closer you look, the more detailed the carving you will realize. Obviously it is worth to spend sometime here to enjoy the view of the old city and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding. Unfortunately I am here on Sunday when majority of the shops... More

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I came upon this beautiful fountain in the main market, on my way back from the Kaiserburg. Built in the 14th century, the fountain is adorned with numerous religious figures, 40 to be exact, that represented the world view of the Holy Roman Empire. The craftsmanship is amazing. I only wish I could have seen this on a sunny day.... More

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Built in 1385 - 1396 by Heinrich Beheim, it's a 19 m. tall stone pyramid with a Gothic spire. 40 figures represent the world view of the Holy Roman Empire: Philosophy and 7 Liberal Arts, 4 Evangelists, 4 Church Fathers, 7 Prince Electors, 2 Worthies, Moses and 7 Prophets ( Hosea, Daniel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Isaiah and Joel). Paul Kuhne... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very beautiful fountain in the heart of the city. It should have been the top of the church across, but back in the days they did not manage to put it up there, so they created a fountain. Fun story. Turn the brass rings and make a wish...

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Erlangen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This fountain boasts of fine iron artsmanship. in the sourroundin fence there is a golden ring. If you turn that ring, you have a whish free

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Quite a large fountain, and quite elaborate!!! The square where it is placed is beautiful to walk around. Nice shops and extremely nice and helpful people running them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very beautiful iron fountain. Although it is not original (rebuilt in the 20th century) the fountain and cast iron fencing are very elaborate. We didn't take time to wish for good luck, but we certainly purchased Lebkuchen (ginger flavored baked items).

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