Albrechtbrunnen is not named after the famous Duke Albrecht II, but after Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen. Despite the fact that the Austrian Empire lost the war with Prussia under him and lost Venice and Lombardy, this did not prevent the Inspector General from making a decent fortune and collecting the collection that became the basis of Albertina. The Archduke took possession of the palace, next to which the Vienna magistrate built a fountain in 1857-1861. The fountain is ideologically consonant with the famous Bernini fountain on Navonne Square in Rome. As there, the figures are allegories of the rivers of the empire - the Danube, Drava, Sava, Tisza and so on. Architect Moritz von Leroux used Mauthausen granite for the fountain basin . The figures of allegories by the sculptor Johann Meixner are created from the famous white Carrara marble. During the bombing on March 12, 1945, when the Opera house and Philipp Hof were destroyed on the square, the fountain also got. Some of the fountain's sculptures were distributed to museums, several were lost. The fountain was not fully restored.