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Liebfrauenbrunnen - Frankfurt am Main - Hessen / Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 50° 06.760 E 008° 40.882
32U E 477217 N 5551206
Quick Description: Obelisk of the fountain (1970 copied by Kurt Zobel)
Location: Hessen, Germany
Date Posted: 7/27/2017 7:59:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMW928
Views: 7

Long Description:
Information from the official tourism website:

Source: (visit link) :

"Künstler: Johann A. Liebhardt/Bernhard Scheidel

Anstelle eines Ziehbrunnens wurde der jetzige Barockbrunnen um 1769 auf dem Liebfrauenberg aufgestellt, der einstmals Frankfurts vornehmster Platz war und noch heute ein beliebter Treffpunkt ist. Das ovale Becken des Liebfrauenbrunnens wird von geschwungener Brüstung mit einem wulstigen Rand eingefasst. In dessen Mitte steht konisch der Brunnenstock als Basis eines rustizierten Obelisken (1970 von Kurt Zobel kopiert). An den Seiten der hier durch die Glockengießer Johann Georg und Johannes Schneidewind eingelassenen Bronzetafeln gießen Moenus und Rhenus aus Krügen Wasser in ausladende Muschelbecken, die auf gekreuzten Delphinkörpern ruhen. Aus deren Mäulern strömt zusätzlich Wasser direkt ins Bassin.

Adresse
Liebfrauenberg
60313 Frankfurt am Main - Altstadt

Frei zugänglich / immer geöffnet"

EN (Translation):

"Artist: Johann A. Liebhardt / Bernhard Scheidel

Instead of a drawing fountain, the present baroque fountain was erected around 1769 on the Liebfrauenberg, which was once Frankfurt's premier place and is still a popular meeting place today. The oval basin of the Liebfrauenbrunnen is enclosed by curved balustrade with a beaded rim. In the middle of it lies the wellstock as the basis of a rusty obelisk (1970 copied by Kurt Zobel). On the sides of the bronze panels, which are entered here by the bell-makers Johann Georg and Johannes Schneidewind, Moenus and Rhenus pour water from jugs into expansive shells resting on crossed dolphin bodies. From its mouths, water also flows directly into the basin.

Aaddress
Liebfrauenberg
60313 Frankfurt am Main - old town

Free access / always open "
Address:
Liebfrauenberg 60547 Frankfurt am Main


Height: 8 Meter

Illuminated: yes

Website: [Web Link]

Date Created/Placed: Not listed

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