Der Schoene Brunnen
Der Schoene Brunnen
4.5
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand23,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We came by just after Christmas so they were packing the market away in the hauptmarkt. I recognised the Church of Our Lady from a picture at the information center and remembered about this monument. It was quite an interesting monument but there were stands and a gate in some areas so I wasn't able to get up close to give it a proper look. It also didn't help that we were in a rush so it was a quick look before heading off. From what I could see it was really big and the golden motifs were really eye catching. It was a bit hard to see since the sun was behind it and I couldn't really walk around to get a better view.
Written April 21, 2020
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Anne C
Glen Rock, NJ1,136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stopped to admire this structure for a few minutes as part of a walking tour and if we didn't know it was supposed to be a fountain I never would have guessed. It looks like an extremely ornate church steeple was taken off of some cathedral and placed on the ground at the edge of a market square. The "Beautiful Fountain" was of course not running as this was January 1st. I am a bit uncertain about when this fountain was built. The Nurnberg website says the fountain was built in the 14th century but that this is an over a hundred year old copy, so I'm understanding that this is "merely" a little over a hundred years old.

As a piece of WWII trivia, our tour guide said that Adolf Hitler would stand on his car in front of the fountain to pontificate, apparently.
Written January 29, 2020
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This beautiful fountain is located on the Nuremberg Hauptmarkt. It originally dates back to the 14th Century but is in fact a newer replica. However, it is still a beautiful fountain, about 20 meters high and with several sculptured figures on the structure.

Written September 14, 2020
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nuremberg seems to be awash with appealing legends, two of which attach to this lovely fountain. The first is to do with the two rings (one black and one gold) which if rotated three times will ensure your return -this legend is based on a tried and trusted model (blacksmith, apprentice, daughter etc) which you might want to check out. The other was much more appealing to me, speaking as it does of humans' propensity to make mistakes but then to move on. This tale is that the beautiful timber structure you see was made to be the spire of the church on the other side of the square but that once it was completed the locals couldn't think of a way of hoisting it up there and accordingly turned it into a fountain. Whether true or not this is a lovely piece of art, particurarly when the sun shines on it, and well deserves it's name of 'the beautiful fountain'.
Written May 21, 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This beautiful fountain is almost 20 metres high and is located in the Hauptmarkt (Main Square). It’was created about 1385-96. It has a legend: if you spin the golden ring three times your wish will come true. Let’s see!
Written October 3, 2023
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Der Schoene Brunnen is a wonderfully beautiful fountain in the middle of Market Square with an equally stunning iron fence surrounding it. Urban legend has it that if you can turn the ring in the fence three times, good luck will come your way for an entire year. Regardless of legend, the fence and fountain are stunning and definitely worth a visit if in Nuremberg.
Written December 8, 2022
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ2,017 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is called the Beautiful Fountain or Der Schöner Brunnen but it really isn't a fountain it is a large monument that is brightly decorated with carvings. The only problem is that there is fencing around it and people congregate on the steps so the photo opportunities are few and far between unless you are there early before the crowds. It is still worth seeing.
Written December 26, 2022
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada11,907 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This fountain can be viewed and enjoyed any time but go on a Sunday when there is a massive Beer Garden set up around it. Beers, Brats, Buns, and Beer Bellies. I’ve found my Tribe! ; )
Written May 21, 2024
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Rama Chandra Mu... C
Hyderabad, India67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Business
This is an amazing piece that was made to erect on top of the church. It is just in the middle of the Market place. There is a belief that those who turn the ring of fountain would be lucky. Good luck !!!
Written July 1, 2014
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Steve-and-Andie
Lancaster, UK3,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
What a lovely spire, but it should actually be on top of the church opposite. This replica of the original has been made into a fountain, but folklore has it the locals objected to it being placed on the church as they would not be able to admire it’s intricate detail from the street below.
Legend has it that the blacksmith who was making the fence surrounding the spire had an apprentice who asked to marry his daughter. The blacksmith thought the apprentice was not worthy and so to prove the blacksmith wrong, the apprentice made a ring with no join showing and fitted the ring to the fence and then left town. On seeing this ring with no seam on the fence the blacksmith realised that he was wrong but the apprentice was nowhere to be found. His daughter returned to the fence every day and turned the ring hoping her true love would return. The storey goes that if you turn the ring (gold in colour) you will find true love or may even get pregnant.
A must see.
Written December 3, 2017
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