- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
During hot summer days spent in the city, this fountain almost begs to be run through! This may not be so acceptable, so instead buy a gelato from one of the shops nearby and simply enjoy the fountain's mist as you watch passerbys.
- Munich's most beautiful fountain is located on a terrace up on Lenbachplatz, overlooking the clusters of trees on Maximilianplatz. Like the other buildings on the axis of Karlsplatz, Lenbachplatz and Maximiliansplatz, Wittelsbacher Fountain was constructed at the end of the 19th century. This landmark depicts allegories of strength and water: the man hurling stones and the woman bearing a bowl provide a successful example of historicism which, in this case, combines Roman Baroque with classical elements. The fountain was sculpted between 1893-95 by Adolf von Hildebrand, to celebrate the installation of a municipal water supply.
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