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A Must-See for Married Couples

My family and I stopped at many fountains and statues in Nuremberg, and this was my favorite. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Connie R
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Take A Ride On The Marriage Carousel

Pass the imposing White Tower (See My Review) and you arrive at this bizarre fountain called... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
NeedPivo
,
Gaithersburg
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Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stopped at many fountains and statues in Nuremberg, and this was my favorite. It was our 30th wedding anniversary, and I got a kick out of this Marriage Carousel. There was a lot to look at, and the humor in it...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Pass the imposing White Tower (See My Review) and you arrive at this bizarre fountain called Ehekarussell, the "Marriage Carousel." Created by Hans Sach in 1571, this surreal gem depicts man and animal depicting various aspects of married life. Rather creepy, yet it is hard...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

One of the most amazing fountains I have seen. Not the largest, but incredible detail on the characters, apparently telling the story of a relationship (though hard to see that at points!) Often crowds around it, but worth taking the time to walk around and...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Grotesque images of the various stages of married life in big brass statue form. Really close to a U Bahn station so easy to get too. In an open air square that would be great for a picnic lunch

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

This controversial and grotesque sculpture depicts a rather cynical view about the cycle of marriage. Comprised of couples in various grotesque and explicit situations, we found it endlessly amusing.

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of intriguing fountains and statues dotted around the city. The scale and awe of this fountain knocks the others out the park. You can't just walk past it, you'll have study every angle. Monsters and images of love life and death are...More

1  Thank Sandy_CTD44
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

The fountain is big enough to find a place to sit on its edge and to enjoy a quick picnic (good bratwurst rolls at a snack bar just a few meters away) but the sculptures will provoke different opinions. We found them just plain ugly...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

I would not go to visit this place specifically, but if it is on your way, you can just check it out.

Thank Irina T
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Great statue - but I had no idea what it was suppose to represent. I can totally appreciate the art work and skill of the sculpture makers and this one is probably the best of the sculptures in the town centre.

Thank Travelingjohn123
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

Based on a poem by a Nurnberger, Hans Sachs, this fountain shows the 6 stages of marriage. Funny in places, the final stage is scary.

1  Thank Mancunian53
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