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Donkey fountain in Halle (Saale)

Donkey foutain on the Old Market in Halle (Saale), Germany

The Donkey Fountain (Eselsbrunnen) on the Old Market (Alter Markt) in Halle (Saale) was built in 1913. The bronze sculpture was created by the sculptor Heinrich Keiling. The man who walks with a donkey over a rug of roses refers to an old legend.

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The Garrulous Women of Stralsund

'The Garrulous Women' in Stralsund, Germany

I wonder about what these three maids are talking? The fountain and the groupd of girls was created by the sculptur Günther Kaden. He titled his work Drei-Mädchen-Brunnen (Three Girls Fountain). People of Stralsund prefer to call it Die Geschwätzigen Weiber (The Garrulous Women).

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Gänsemädchenbrunnen in Vienna

Gänsemädchenbrunnen in Vienna, Austria

Someone in Vienna obviously doesn’t like monuments. The photo shows the Gänsemädchenbrunnen, a fountain located near the Museumsquartier in Vienna. The sculpture features a girl herdering geese and was created by the Czech sculptor Antonín Pavel Wagner.

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Karl-Borromäus-Brunnen in Vienna, Austria

Karl-Borromäus-Brunnen in Vienna, Austria

The fountain is situated at the Karl-Borromäus-Platz (3. district) and was created by Josef Engelhart in 1909. It is named after Karl Borromäus, cardinal archbishop of Milan (1538-1584). More…

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Fountain made of steel in Mürzzuschlag

Fountain made of stainless steel in Mürzzuschlag, Austria

This fountain is located in Mürzzuschlag, a city known for a lot of steel processing plants nearby. I don’t like the shape of the fountain but I love the idea behind the used material. The fountain made of stainless steel reminds of the fact that the development of stainless chrome steel has been started in this region in 1912.

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Schöner Brunnen in Nuremberg, Germany

Schöner Brunnen in Nuremberg, Germany

The ‘Schöner Brunnen’ is one of the most beautiful fountains I have ever seen and is placed at the central place of Nuremberg. A ring embedded in the fence surrounding the fountain is said to bring good luck to those who spin. Another version told me spinning the ring rises your fertility. So be careful!

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Lindworm fountain in Klagenfurt, Austria

Lindworm fountain in Klagenfurt, Austria

The lindworm fountain placed at the Neue Platz is the landmark of the Carinthian capital city Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The sculpture was created in 16th century and refers to the foundation legend of the city. More…

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Frozen fountain at Würzburg Residence

Frozen fountain at Residenz Würzburg, Germany

It was really a cold day when I took this photo of a frozen fountain on the grounds of the Würzburg Residence (Würzburger Residenz). The Baroque palace which was completed in 1744 is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Horse pond in Salzburg, Austria

Horse pond next to the Sigmund's Gate in Salzburg, Austria

This horse pond (Pferdeschwemme) is placed next to the Sigmund’s Gate (Sigmundstor). The pond, generally known as Marstallschwemme, was designed and built in 1693 by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. In 20th century it became famous as one of the sets of the movie ‘Sound of Music’. More…

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Well in Jindřichův Hradec

Well at Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

On my tour through the palace of Jindřichův Hradec, I came across this amazing well. It looks like a well from a fairy tale, doesn’t it?