Leopoldsbrunnen
Leopoldsbrunnen
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Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Stephansplatz • 2 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 2 min walk

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zdaati
Vienna, Austria3,584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
On graben this fountain with statue of St. Leopold patron saint of austria. Built simple with saint statue showing leopold as a older man with a child showing him a scroll. Interesting and central so when in vienna you will see it.
Written January 31, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,797 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This fountain is dedicated to Saint Leopold, the saint credited with the discovery of the Veil of St. Agnes and founding the Klosterneuburg Abbey. The centrepiece of the fountain is a bronze statue of Saint Leopold, with a flag in his hand, looking at the design of the abbey on a piece of paper held up by a youth. The sculpture stands atop a pedestal with two relief sculpture depicting scenes of his aforementioned legacy.

I think the fountain is okay, it's on one of the main tourist streets of Vienna, on Graben. I wouldn't go out of the way to see it. It's not much of a fountain either.
Written October 29, 2019
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
The monument is close to St Stephan Cathedral.

Granite fountain basin with a bronze statue of Saint Leopold depicted as an older man, wearing a crown and a long beard. He holds flag in his hand, looking to a paper with a sketch of a Klosterneuburg church, hold by a putto. The statue stands on a plinth with two reliefs on the faces:

1-The discovery of the veil of St. Agnes, wife of Leopold.

2- The founding of Klosterneuburg Abbey.

Water spouts out of lion heads on either side into a large octagonal pool below.
Written January 29, 2019
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania13,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
On the Graben in Vienna you will find the fountain Leopoldsbrunnen, a fountain that is has the statue of St. Leopold - patron saint of Austria.
He founded Klosterneuburg and his grave is also there.
The fountain it is built simple - a basic piedestal on top of it is the saint's statue,depicting Leopold as an older man , at the side a child is showing him a scroll. There are several features on the statue, so those of you into arts and sculpture it will be of some interest but since it is not very elaborate or spectacular it has a limited wow factor to it.
He was also an important ruler of Austria , once candidate to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire (XII century) but he chose not to accept the throne. He was sanctified in the XVII-th century under the rule of Emperor Leopold I.
For those of you into history it can be a very interesting place - if you are on a guided tour for sure you will learn a lot from the guide - and give you more insight into the period of the XI-XII century of Austria.
It is free to visit , it is on Graben so if you are in the area you can stop for a few minutes.
Written April 30, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Walking down Graben there are quite a few monuments and fountains ,one I always enjoy viewing is Leopoldsbrunnen.
Leopoldsbrunnen shows the patron Saint of Austria namely St Leopold with flag in hand and child at his feet ,the work of architect and sculptor Johann Frühwirth and originally installed and unveiled in 1680 ,this was replaced by the fountain and statue we see today in 1804 ,it's one of two great fountains on the street ,it's very photogenic and adds to the joy of walking around this part of the city and it's easy to locate along Graben.
Written January 15, 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,066 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Leopoldsbrunnen (Leopold's Fountain) is one of monuments along Grabenstraße in the city centre of Vienna, it can be seen on the east side of the Plague Column.

Here you will find an octagonal shaped basin with a bronze figure of St. Leopold who is holding a flag in his left hand while looking over a papers being held in his right. There is a young boy standing next to him, peering upwards at the saint.

Constructed in 1680 by Austrian sculptor Johann Frühwirth, the stone statue of St. Leopold was later replaced with a lead sculpture by Johann Martin Fischer in 1804.

While not as impressive or interesting as the beautiful Baroque Plague Column nearby, Leopold's Fountain is interesting to see, as is the similar Joseph's Fountain, situated on the other side of the Plague Column. Give both a few minutes viewing while spending time on Grabenstraße in Vienna.
Written March 9, 2018
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I'm giving this statue five stars because it stands next to the most enormous statue in Western Europe. Stop and take a look, and read up on the history.
Written January 28, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Along the pedestrianised shopping street Graben there are two cool looking fountains ,Josefsbrunnen and this the beautiful Leopoldbrunnen.
A wonderful statue and fountain dedicated to the Patron Saint of Austria namely St Leopold.
The fountain is finely detailed and is very much in the style of the Josefsbrunnen, these two fountains sandwich the stunning Plague Column ( Pestsäule ) and are most certainly well worth checking out if your in the shopping area.
Easy to locate on Graben in an area teeming with pubs,bars and restaurants and some amazing architecture and a major tourist destination.
Written June 18, 2019
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Not as impressive or interesting as the beautiful Baroque Plague Column nearby, Leopold's Fountain is interesting to see,
Written May 6, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia9,100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This fountain is located in the pedestrian only street, Graben, not far from St Stephansplatz.

The fountain depicts a bronze figure of St Leopold the Good (1073-1136) who was the former Military Commander or Margrave of Austria, standing on a granite plinth with a flag in his left hand and looking at some papers in his right hand that are being held up by a putto or cherub.

There are two bronze reliefs on the plinth of the discovery of the veil of St Agnes, Leopold's wife, and the founding of Klosterneuburg Abbey.

The original statue that was carved in stone and unveiled in 1680 was replaced with the current bronze version in 1804.

Definitely not a must see but hard to miss when you are walking up Graben.
Written January 22, 2019
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