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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. For Ehekarussell and beyond, use our Nuremberg travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Nuremberg vacation.
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  • The marriage fountain or Ehekarussel in Nuremberg is one of the most interesting fountains in Nürnberg. Absolutely worth seeing for tourists.
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  • This is crazy! It has at its Center a dancer, the famous dancer of Nuremberg, and his boils all kinds of figures in attitudes little less than dubious, between comedy and the absurd, grotesque and daily life. Without a doubt, as its name implies, "bitter and sweet of the martrimonio", will generate laughter and comments. Not to be missed.
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  • This is one of the more bizarre statue / fountains I've seen. It takes a bit of work to try and take it all in and possibly determine where you might sit in the scheme of things. I'm not an art buff a...  more »
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  • What an amazing work of art! When we discovered it we walked slowly around, fascinated about the expressiveness. Not knowing immediately that the topic was "marriage" we saw it as a description of human life, the hopeful beginnings, the dramas, finally death - and the joker laughs and laughs! Interested in art or spirituality? Then you need to visit the well!
  • Just a fountain, but a fairly elaborate one.
  • Nice place a lot of people
  • Well worth a detour. It's just a fountain/sculpture so don't get too excited, but it's so unusual and well done. Go take a photo.
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