Wittelsbacher Brunnen

Wittelsbacher Brunnen, Munich: Hours, Address, Wittelsbacher Brunnen Reviews: 4/5

Wittelsbacher Brunnen
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  • Karlsplatz (Stachus) • 3 min walk
  • Hauptbahnhof • 6 min walk

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Ken T
Glen Oaks, NY511 contributions
Marvelous fountain
Oct 2019 • Solo
This fountain is a beauty to be seen. It is a two level fountain located in Maximillianplatz and displays fish sprouting water from their mouths nto basin. Two figures one of a man riding a horse and woman riding a bull. Very impressive.
Written 6 October 2019
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SilverOrlov
Tel Aviv, Israel1,194 contributions
One of the beautiful Munich fountains.
Aug 2019
It was built to commemorate the construction of Munich's water supply system and named for the House of Wittelsbach, who ruled over Bavaria for more than seven centuries.
Written 14 September 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
Monumental Fountain
Jun 2019 • Solo
Located at the western end of Maximiliansplatz is this landmark fountain of the city. This beautiful, monumental fountain was built to commemorate the construction of Munich's water supply system and named for the House of Wittelsbach, who ruled over Bavaria for more than seven centuries.

The centrepiece of the fountain is two central bowls, arrange with the smaller over the larger where the water cascades from a central bowl into a large bowl below. The central fountain is flanked by two marble statues, of a man and a woman, both riding seahorses. Allegorical figures representing the benefits and destructive natures of water.
Written 10 June 2019
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China133,762 contributions
Large monumental fountain in Munich
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Wittelsbacher Brunnen is a monumental, two level fountain situated at the southeast end of Maximillianplatz where the square meets Lenbachplatz. This is a large scale fountain that is impressive to see while sightseeing in Munich.

Originally built between 1893-1895 by German sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand. Here you will see a centre chalice shaped fountain which water gushing from its top and spilling into a basin. From this top level basin, water then spills into a much larger ground level basin below, through fish sculptures embedded into the fountain wall. The wall is adorned with interesting engravings. You will also see two large allegorical figures situated upon the wall, flanking the centre basin and providing compositional balance to the fountain.

Note: You can walk behind the fountain when entering Maximilianplatz and see the top level basin, centre fountain and two allegorical sculptures from behind and more closely.

In the end, this was one of the best fountains we found during our recent visit to Munich. It is one of the first that we would seek to return to see again next time we are in the city.
Written 26 June 2018
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,857 contributions
Beautiful fountain
Jun 2017 • Solo
A central fountain is flanked by two statues - on the right a man riding a horse throwing a stone into the water and on the left a maiden riding a bull. The entire basin is surrounded by figures of fish spouting water from their mouths.

Worth a short stop.
Written 27 May 2018
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Rebecca M
Irmo, SC399 contributions
Very nice
Jun 2017 • Family
It was a bit nippy when we visited otherwise this would have been a great place to have a picnic! Beautiful statues!
Written 6 June 2017
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toycp
Melbourne, Australia1,207 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2016 • Couples
We stumbled across this fountain when we went to explore the city on our arrival, and just have to say its the most beautiful fountain we have seen in Munich.
Built in 1893 in celebration of the completion of the water system.
It is more like one would see in Italy, with 2 large marble statues on either side and water spraying fish along the bottom.
If you love fountains , you have to see this.
Written 13 July 2016
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Great fountain
Jul 2015 • Couples
This is an excellent fountain in the middle of the city. Huge and very nice sculptures. At the night if you drive by very imposante.
Written 27 July 2015
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yogimeister
Boulder, CO56 contributions
Munich by night
May 2014 • Business
If you can afford it, and maybe even if you can't, drive your rental car or take a taxi around the 'Altstadt' at night. Drive the Sonnenstrassen and Stacchus - what other city do you no with a major plaza named after a bartender? Don't miss the fountain, it is so brilliant. There is so much to see in such a short walking distance come back in the daytime and experience Munich
Written 17 June 2014
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,973 contributions
One of many
Jul 2013 • Couples
I didn't think of Munich as a city of fountains but I was surprised how many we found both old and new. This one is old and lovely and reminds me of fountains in Rome.

When we passed a bridal party drove up for photographs and I think it would be a lovely background for romantic photographs.
Written 27 July 2013
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