The Figure Fountains of Wangen, Thursday 4th August 2011

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I just wanted to dedicate a blog to these beautiful fountains, as they are a big part of the town and they feature in the tourist information leaflet we were given at the Stellplatz.  The information given here is copied from the leaflet itself. I hope you enjoy them.

The Repressed Allgauers

The Repressed Allgauers

 

This fountain spits at you when you are not expecting it, which makes all passers-by laugh!

Created by Joseph Michael Neustifter from Eggenfelden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Seeker after Truth

 

 

The aim of this fountain is to encourage all passers-by and library users to keep extending their knowledge and so come closer to the truth.

Fountain created by Frau Gisela Steimle of Bad Urach-Sirchingen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Donkey Fountain

 

This Fountain is based on one of Aesop’s fables in which a peasant and his son take turns riding the donkey and are criticized by other people.  It was created by Bonifatius Stirnberg of Aachen.

 

The Donkey Fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bath-house or Head-Washing fountain

 

 

This fountain is by Frau Gisela Steimle of Bad Urach-Sirchingen.  It is located in front of the former bath-house building.  It depicts the light-hearted scuffle between a woman and her husband as she resolutely sets about washing his head despite his objections.

The Bath-house or Head-Washing Fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Duck Fountain

 

Cast Iron Fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Anthony's Fountain

 

 

This fountain is named after the Patron Saint of domestic animals and is situated on the Saumarkt where,, for hundreds of years the weekly pig market was held.

Created by Werner Gurtner and his wife Elsa.

 

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