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Funny fountain celebrating joy

"Fastnachsbrunnen" is a sculpture recently revealed (1967). It celebrates the joy of life. This... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Lugano22
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Carnival Fountain

Just along the main plaza from the Markt Platz. The fountain is surrounded by benches and lots of... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Sharon T
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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“walking tour”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

"Fastnachsbrunnen" is a sculpture recently revealed (1967). It celebrates the joy of life. This fountain represents city tradition too. A very special architecture and very impressive in term of size.

Thank Lugano22
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Just along the main plaza from the Markt Platz. The fountain is surrounded by benches and lots of stores and food vendors. A very popular place for locals to gather.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This statue, 9 meters high consists of 200 small figures made of bronze , and mostly figures of carnival actors . You find it going down from the st . Stephan church .

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Worth a 10 minute look, tribute to carnival. Pretty, nice fountain and a few mallard ducks. Worth a look if you are nearby

Thank Paulb32any
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Stand and admire and think of the genius it took to create this piece of art. The closer you get to it, the more details are revealed...

Thank CharlesSeems
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Absolutely beautiful. Mainz is one of my favorite cities in Germany. You can grab a cone of ice-cream and sit and enjoy this view.

Thank Ninar E
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

I visited this fountain with friends while on a walking tour around Mainz. The unique theme of carnival masks is worth having a few photos.

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Kind of a unique looking fountain. But it was not working. Kind of detracts from the experience. But worth seeing.

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed January 9, 2017

From Nov. 11th to Ash Wednesday in late Feb. or March is Carneval time in much of Europe. This statue epitomizes the festivities happening. Go and look all around it at the many details. We were there in January, so the fountain wasn't working, but...More

Thank coolcatToronto
Reviewed January 5, 2017

... and summarizes the carnival in Mainz quite nicely. Spend a couple of minutes to have a close look at all of the figures and you will really appreciate this piece of work. Check out Wikipedia for a description and history.

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