Fairytale Fountain or Märchenbrunnen
Fountain in Steinau an der Straße
In celebration of the Brothers Grimm’s 200th birthday, a fairy tale fountain was constructed on the market square. The fountain, crafted by sculptor W. Finger-Rokitnitz from Würzburg, features both famous and lesser-known fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. A central column protrudes from the circular fountain, encircled by reliefs depicting fairy tale motifs connected by plant designs. The use of limestone and sandstone gives the fountain its enchanting appearance. Additional fairy tale characters can be observed at the edge of the fountain, including a dragon spouting water, a crab, and a princess. The bronze figures of the princess and the frog prince, which are the fountain’s defining features, can be seen in the fountain basin. The Sleeping Beauty Castle graces the top of the four-meter-high fountain column.
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