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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  • I would not go to visit this place specifically, but if it is on your way, you can just check it out.  more »
  • It starts very well, going from bad to worse and ends ... bad! This is just for the Weisse Turm, at the end of the Karolinenstrasse (which starts at St. Lorenz Church). Nice, but no more than that.
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  • The work of art is the representation of the marriage from the start to the death. It is an impressive work of art that fits in this city.
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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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The Altstadt and the Egidienviertel districts, the city's historical sections, provide an array of guesthouses and hotels. An alternative is the Gostenhof area, a suburban region with a selection of tourist sites. If you stay in Gostenhof, however, you need to take public transportation to the city center. For local flair, consider staying in the Knoblauchsland district near the Hauptmarkt. Avoid the Südstadt district near the train station, which is mainly residential and doesn't offer many entertainment options or access to sites.
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