Ehekarussell, Nuremberg

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One of Nuremberg's most famous landmarks, Ehekarussell depicts the different stages of married life in the form of a fountain. The structure, commonly known as the "marriage carousel," is based on a poem by 16th-century German poet Hans Sachs. Those confident in their German-language skills can read the poem, which has been inscribed onto a heart-shaped marble slab. Otherwise, you can simply try to interpret the large figurines yourself. Circle the fountain to witness scenes of passionate love, fierce arguments, and loss. While the controversial sculpture style is not to everyone's taste, this famous attraction leaves a lasting impression. Plan to visit Ehekarussell during your Nuremberg vacation using our convenient Nuremberg trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • One of the most amazing fountains I have seen. Not the largest, but incredible detail on the characters, apparently telling the story of a relationship (though hard to see that at points!) Often crowd...  more »
  • Originally, it was planned that the configuration will be sculpting aonbribossingh, because it was required to cover subway ventilation shaft. However, the author of the project to create a true work of art, which became a popular local landmark. Draw a typical scenes of married life, sculptor, of emotional celebrations to smash pots.
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  • At the foot of the White Tower or Weisser Turm is this original fountain of Jurgen Weber representing the six salient moments of married life, from first love ad litem and finally ... til death do us part. The artist was inspired by a poem by the medieval poet Hans Sachs. Not to be missed.
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  • One of the beautiful fountains in Nuremberg! It connects two very important streets of the city areas and you can get there easily with the underground U1. It‘s a great sight and you have many different stores around you, if you love shopping
  • A fountain from combination of beautiful statues(which are describing the life cycle of the marriage), a great piece of art.
  • Nuernberg City. Important Place for all People around the World
  • a unique addition to nürnberg , used to cover up the subway vent
  • Interesting statues are in the fountain. I can't say beautiful but definitely unique.

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