Providentiabrunnen oder Donnerbrunnen

Providentiabrunnen oder Donnerbrunnen, Vienna: Tickets, Tours, Address, Providentiabrunnen oder Donnerbrunnen Reviews: 4.5/5

Providentiabrunnen oder Donnerbrunnen

Providentiabrunnen oder Donnerbrunnen
4.5
Monuments & Statues • Fountains
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The area
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 • 4 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 4 min walk

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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK17,304 contributions
Enchanting fountain in Neuer Markt
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Donnerbrunnen is in Neuer Markt square in Innere Stadt, Central Vienna. The actual name of the fountain is Providentiabrunnen but as the fountain was sculpted by Georg Raphael Donner the favoured name is Donnerbrunnen.

The baroque fountain depicts Providentia the Roman goddess of destiny who is surrounded by male figures and was installed in 1739, at the time the fountain was considered as too naked and rude for public display and artist Johann Martin Fischer was ordered to destroy the sculptures but thankfully he didn’t destroy them.

The fountain can easily be missed but it is a worthwhile sight to be seen but unfortunately Neuer Markt is full of traffic and is a non-pedestrianised area which takes the shine off the attraction.
Written October 8, 2018
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David M
Tampa, FL4,335 contributions
Too risque?
Sep 2018 • Couples
Providentia, also called Donner Brunnen (because it was designed by Donner) and sometimes called Thunder Fountain, is located in Neuer markt.

The baroque fountain is interesting in that it was commissioned by the city (not a king) and unveiled in 1759. Initially it was thought to be too risque. This was the time of Maria Theresa. Ultimately the fountain was saved.

Today, the square is a parking area and there are cars driving by...a detractor.
Written September 9, 2018
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
Lovely square
Jun 2017 • Friends
Very pretty square near the Stephanplatz. Beautiful statue in the middle. Nice restaurants can be found.
Written August 12, 2017
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J Teo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,509 contributions
Beautiful fountain to rest your feet
Jul 2016 • Couples
Donnerbrunnen fountain, sitting in the middle of Neuer Market Square, the parking lot next to Kärntner-strasse. I took this street everyday while in Vienna to cut through from Kärntner-strasse back towards The Guesthouse Vienna. Along the way, on the square is the Imperial Crypt under the Capuchin Church. 
Written April 26, 2017
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