Fountains in Vienna

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Fountains in Vienna

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  • zdaati
    Vienna, Austria3,421 contributions
    Toward the main palace in the schoennbrun garden is the neptun fountain. Big and impressive. The central part is neptun with the trident in his hand, and a lot statues around. it was built in 1780. there are more fountains in the gardens but this is by far the biggest and best.
    Written January 23, 2021
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,921 contributions
    Donnerbrunnen (Providentia Fountain) can be found in the centre of Neumarkt in the city centre of Vienna. This elegantly designed fountain was created by Austrian sculptor Georg Raphael Doner in 1737.

    The fountain is highlighted by a centre statue of Providentia, who was believed to forecast adequate ad ample supply of water to the city of Vienna. The smaller figures below Providentia as well as he life-size adult figures placed around the fountain basin represent the various rivers of Austria. It is an attractive and interesting sculptural composition of figures.

    During our recent visit to Vienna, we were able enjoy seeing Donnerbrunnen with a thin layer of snow, making for an elegant scene and view of the fountain. As expected, the fountain was not operational during the cold late winter visit.
    Written March 13, 2018
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  • Sam
    Nuremberg, Germany11,531 contributions
    Beautiful fountain located in center Vienna next to the Soviet troops monument. Good spot to stop for a quick picture!!
    Written October 12, 2021
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  • zdaati
    Vienna, Austria3,421 contributions
    In the hoher market close to the anker clock. Interesting structure or monument and small part fountain, dedicated to the marriage of Mary and Joseph built in the early 18 century.
    Written January 31, 2021
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  • D1spm
    Redditch, UK1,497 contributions
    Lovely fountain worth a view worth noting that it gets very very busy so you can queue for a while to get a good snap
    Written July 11, 2019
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  • Paul Legate
    St Ives, UK20,065 contributions
    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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  • greynomad1953
    Melton, Australia13 contributions
    We spotted the Water Wave Life sculpture Fountain while wondering the streets of Vienna on a recent holiday.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania10,049 contributions
    Another fountain, another saint as you walk along the Graben ... easy , fast that's it. But it is more than meets the eye to it.
    On top of the fountain there is Saint Joseph - husband of Virgin Mary and earthly father of Jesus.
    At the lower level there are representations of biblical scenes.
    For those of you who are into art it will be an interesting place to spend a few minutes.
    Sure Vienna is loaded with statues on display in squares and parks and on streets ... but its part o local flavor and it is one of the reasons Vienna is so touristic and appreciated as one of the capitals of art in Europe.
    So once you are on the Graben and if you walk you can take a few pics at the fountain of St. Joseph.
    Written May 1, 2020
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia24,698 contributions
    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.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK613,297 contributions
    At the present time the whole frontage of the Parliament building is under a major renovation scheme theres still enough to see that makes it such a great place to visit and Pallas Athene Brunnen is a beautiful statue and fountain that is just a joy to look at.
    Pallas Athene Brunnen was constructed between 1893 and 1902 and stands in front of the really impressive Parliament building, the big fountain although slightly hidden by scaffolding and covers is mostly visable, the gilded statue of Athena atop the fountain looks amazing ,makes for some great photographic opportunities especially with the architecture as a stunning backdrop.
    Easy to locate along Dr Karl Renner Ring and even with the renovation taking place at the moment still most definitely well worth checking out.
    Written June 7, 2019
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania10,049 contributions
    Danube the river that is passing through 10 countries and 4 Capitals ....and it had played an still play an important role in the life of europeans ... and this fountain is a memorial, if you like, to this river.
    The fountain itself can be find in the Freyung galleries - so not outdoors like the majority of the fountains.
    It consists of 3 sections - on top you will see a mermaid - representing the Danube and on the lower levels there are some more figures - water nymphs ,etc.
    It is very interesting and free to visit ... and since you are in the Freyung galeries you should stop here for a few pics.
    Written August 16, 2020
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK613,297 contributions
    St Ulrich Church was q beautiful church we passed as my twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around the wonderful Neubau district ( district 7 ) of Vienna.
    Constructed between 1721 and 1724 in the beautiful Baroque style of architecture that is so pleasing on the eye, its evocative bell tower and facade look awesome, makes for some great photographic opportunities, we were here on a Tuesday night, pub and bar hopping around this part of town and I took a few photo's of the church which looked so good at night,a great looking church .
    Easy to locate on Sankt Ulrichs Platz in the Neabau district which is an area teeming with pubs,bars and restaurants and some amazing architecture and a major tourist destination.
    Well worth checking out.
    Written May 31, 2019
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  • LostALot22
    Chicago, IL10,941 contributions
    I found the building to be awesome. A lot of detail is involved. It’s a bit dirty outside with all the tour buses but it’s still a really nice looking building. Especially at night.
    Written June 12, 2022
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia8,222 contributions
    This fountain is near the middle of the Volksgarten not far from the Theseus Temple. The fountain is surrounded by a path that contains lots of benches and has a number of paths radiating from it - almost as if all paths lead to the fountain.

    The fountain itself shows a bronze statue of Triton, the Merman from Greek mythology, lifting a nymph, also in bronze, out of the water on his shoulders. The fact that the water is coming out of Triton's mouth back into the fountain looks as though he is just blowing water out of his mouth after having come up from under the water rescuing the nympth - well my interpretation anyway.

    The fountain is the work of Austrian sculptor Viktor Tilgner and was unveiled in 1880.

    Worth a look if wandering around in the Volksgarten.
    Written January 22, 2019
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