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Reviewed January 2, 2020

A beautiful piece of art in the beautiful Nürnberg Hauptmarkt, which happens to be the location for one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe (also my hometown). The fountain is about 60 feet high and is considered an icon in Nürnberg. There are two brass rings in the surrounding barrier that are said to bring good fortune if you spin them.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

The translation of the name literally means "beautiful fountain" and I say it lives up to the title! It was built back in the late 1300s by Heinrich Beheim and it gives a good idea of what Gothic sculptures looked like back in the day when they were painted with bright colors instead of being the plain statues we think of today. Definitely worth a close look!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2019

One of the most interesting things to see at Hauptmarkt in the historic centre of Nuremburg is Schöner Brunnen, a delightful 14th-century fountain that resembles a Gothic spire found in the northwest corner of the square.

This is a 19-metre high monument that is the work of Heinrich Beheim (1385-96). It includes numerous figures, gilded gargoyles and other intricate details that make for several minutes of good viewing. The fountain is surrounded by a decorative, vine-like gate. At a set up steps, you find two brass rings which visitors touch and spin for good luck.

Note: For good pictures, you can stand to the northwest of Schöner Brunnen and capture both the fountain and historic Frauenkirche in the background.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

This is such a beautiful fountain! Take the time to really observe everything here. This fountain brought clean drinking water into the square during the medieval times. There are two rings, one black and one gold, located on opposite sides of the fencing around the fountain. I am not clear about the significance of either, but go ahead and turn one three times for fun!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

This beautiful and historic location needs to be on everyone's short list of things to see in Nuremberg. While the fountain and cathedral themselves are amazing, the market square and surrounding area is always home to something worth the walk. From local food vendors to the annual Christmas Market, you need to spend a little time around Der Schoene Brunnen.

Date of experience: October 2019
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