Fountains in Munich

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Fountains in Munich

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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    The current fish fountain in front of the New Town Hall was completed in 1954. The previous fountain was destroyed during World War II.

    The fountain consists of a turquoise-colored basin, which makes the water shine so brightly. Three bronze boys stand around the central column, pouring water into the basin from their buckets.

    A bronze fish sits on top of the column. It commemorates the time when Marienplatz was home to a fish market, among other things.
    Written 2 November 2022
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  • SilverOrlov
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,506 contributions
    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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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,417 contributions
    Visited Viktualienmarkt recently and enjoyed seeing the Karl Valentin Brunnen (fountain) near southwest end of the market. This fountain and statue is the work of Ernst Andreas Rauch in 1953.

    What you see is a bronze gentleman in suit and hat, with 'real' flowers placed in his hands. Valentin stands on a fish hook like structure from which there are four small faces with water spouts which spill water into a small basin below. The hook like structure stands upon a round ball-shaped pedestal. The basin was full of water even during December during our recent visit.

    In the end, this is a neat fountain and statue, as are the handful of other other small market fountains scattered around Viktualienmarkt which you can view while sightseeing around the market.
    Written 4 December 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,417 contributions
    Wolf Fountain (Wolfsbrunnen) is an interesting sculpture fountain at Am Kosttor. It was built in 1904 by German sculptors sculptors Heinrich Düll and Georg Pezold.

    Here you find a statue figure of a small young girl backed up against the side of a wolf. The girl and wolf seem to be peering at each other. The sculpture stands upon a pillar with modest Art Nouveau style ornamentation. At the base are four wolf heads from which water spouts into a basin below. There are elegant engravings around the basin as well.

    Overall, this is a rather interesting fountain monument to see in Munich. Give it a few minutes if you are in the area and enjoy viewing fountains and other monuments during your travels.
    Written 22 June 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This big and interesting Cattle Market fountain is a relatively modern fountain in the historic old town. It was created in 1964 by the Munich sculptor Josef Henselmann.

    Henselmann created a terraced fountain. Above the steps, the fountain is crowned by a bulky bronze group of three cattle. The stone figure of a watchful shepherd sits a little apart.
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • Acineto
    Auckland Central, New Zealand19,692 contributions
    Quite an interesting looking fountain close the gate by Karlsplatz. You will most likely pass it if you head towards Marienplatz from Karlsplatz.
    The two different coloured statues make it look interesting and it does have a bit of water below.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    Fortunabrunnen is a beautifully decorated fountain situated at Isartorplatz just across the street from the Isartor City Gate.

    The fountain was completed in 1907. On the top, you can see the bronze figure of the goddess Fortuna.
    Written 3 November 2022
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  • Jens L
    Watford, UK797 contributions
    I had some time to walk around trying to get as much in as possible in three hours, so starting with MarienPlatz, I branched out and came of AugustinerPlatz where the church is the main feature. This particular fountain is special in itself, though, due to the design and the way that it somehow gives the square a separate presence.
    Written 20 July 2019
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  • Ricky Y
    11570536,814 contributions
    Passed by this small fountain near Hofbrauhaus and after searching, noted that it could have been the fountain of fairytales although any further background information cannot be identified or at least not in English. At the top of the fountain column seating on a plinth supported by four fishes is a cute little girl carrying a rattan basket with a big wolf like animal. Above the fountain basin at the bottom is four wolf head water spouts. If the name is correct, the fountain could have been something from a fairytale. It is designed in 1904 by Von Heinrich Dull and Georg Pezold (the same architects who designed the Friedensengel (Angel of Peace). It is an interesting piece of work and you will see it if you happen to be near Holbrauhaus.
    Written 10 May 2016
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  • lonewolf44
    Kingston upon Thames, UK1,280 contributions
    This is one of a number of quirky statues dotted around the Viktualienmarkt. Ida Schumacher was a comedienne and actress, with a trademark husky voice, shown here in one of her most famous roles as the lady who cleans the tram tracks.
    Written 30 July 2020
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL16,956 contributions
    If you visit the Cuvillies Theater you will also get to see this great fountain. It is beautiful, especially with the palace behind. Because the audio tour had ended I did not get the detail on the fountain but it was pleasant to see.
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China151,417 contributions
    Enjoyed visiting Viktualienmarkt recently, seeing the various small fountains including this one dedicated to 20th-century German actress, Elise Aulinger. This fountain and statue is the work of Toni Rueckel (1977).

    What you will see is an elderly Aulinger, seated with an open book in her right hand while she raises her left arm and hand as if addressing a small audience. The statue rests upon a simple base with a three pronged spout spilling water into a small basin below.
    Written 10 December 2019
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  • Tallian G
    Austria1,013 contributions
    Short before Easter we have been there and the fountain was not on work, unfortunately was a quite cold. But maybe at or next visit, can we see this waterplay also :)
    Written 13 June 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
    This fountain is located in the Old Botanical Gardens. It was completed in 1937.

    On our visit, the sculpture had been unfortunately covered because of construction work.

    From the pics, the fountain looks quite stunning. A muscular Neptune stands in the middle of the fountain.
    Written 24 October 2022
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