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Schöner Brunnen | by Patrick Costello
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Schöner Brunnen

The original ornate and richly painted fountain was the work of master builder Heinrich Beheimby. The three-tiered Beautiful Fountain stands in an octagonal water basin and it looks like a Gothic church spire. The fountain soars 19m upward and features 40 sculptured figures which reflect the world-view of the Holy Roman Empire: the pool is decorated with figures representing philosophy and the seven liberal arts and above them are the four Evangelists and the four Church Fathers. In the middle are the Seven Electors and Nine Worthies and above them Moses and Seven Prophets.

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Taken on September 4, 2011