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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Fun fountain, which is intended to represent the history of marriage. The various stations are overstated shows and let every smile.
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  • This fountain just exploded out at you with all the images it depicts as it takes you through married life until death do you part. It sits right in the middle of the road with a tower behind it and i...  more »
  • A fountain symbolizing the marriage, with the different stages. Is quite known. This prohibited entering it, and on our visit did not have water.
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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.
  • Good !