All Signs of Zodiac - Martinsbrunne - Chur, Graubünden, Switserland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
N 46° 50.880 E 009° 31.942
32T E 540588 N 5188410
Quick Description: Fountain with zodiac signs around it.
Location: Graubünden, Switzerland
Date Posted: 8/1/2021 11:50:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM14NM0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
All signs of the zodiac can be spotted around the Martinsbrunnen (Martin's fountain) in front of the Martin's church.

About the fountain:
It is the only fountain in Chur to have a standing figure, that of Martin von Tours as an armor bearer with Chur's city coat of arms on the shield. The fields of the hexagonal fountain basin are decorated with reliefs, each showing pairs of signs of the zodiac.

story
The fountain is first documented in 1556. In 1716 it was almost completely rebuilt from Scalära stone. The year 1716 is given in the figure of the ram, the initials IW engraved between the digits stand for Johann Wankmüller, a stonemason from the Allgäu. The scales have the information HLCBM for the architect Hans Luzi Cleric, BM for builders.

The sculptor Alexander Bianchi recreated the statue in 1909/10. The original, on which the copy is closely based, is in the Rhaetian Museum just a few hundred meters away.
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Western / Eastern Zodiac: Western

Sign of Zodiac: Multi-Sign Waymark

Type: other

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