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Fischbrunnen, Munich

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Fischbrunnen, one of Munich's most iconic city landmarks, anchors the central Marienplatz square. The stone fountain features a large fish sculpture with several young fisherman, representing the square's historic importance as a former fish market. Have a coffee sitting on the fountain's edge so you can take in the buzzing atmosphere of the plaza and admire the impressive Town Hall building. Toss a coin into the fountain's blue water and make a wish before leaving. Plan your Fischbrunnen visit and explore what else you can see and do in Munich using our Munich vacation site .
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  • Fish fountain is located in Marienplatz, beside the Town Hall. Built in 1886 was destroyed during the war and then rebuilt using pieces that were saved.
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  • A relatively small "patch" Marienplatz we during the tour met with yet another amusing hydraulic structure of the Bavarian capital-the so-called ' fish fountain "(Fischbrunnen), which, according to our guide, is considered one of the the oldest fountains of Munich. The forerunner of the present fountain appeared on this very site as far back as the year 1343 zamshelom (on any data-1318!) and was intended to supply water to the viktualienmarkt (and therefore was called in those days, the "Market"). After a couple of hundred years platform around the fountain was firmly "occupied" fish shops-it is with the very pores of the fountain and became known as "Fish". Over the years the appearance of the buildings changed (depending on the tastes of the time), while its form-octahedron-remained unchanged. In the year 1865 German sculptor and part-time Professor of the Munich Technical University Carl Knoll (Karl Knoll) made a serious reconstruction brunnen in neo-Gothic style: a kind of pyramid ...
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  • On the Marienplatz sits a fountain established in 1318. On Ash Wednesday, the mayor of Munich, usually together with the city chamberlain, washed an empty wallet in the water of the Fischbrunnen. This...  more »

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