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Funny fountain celebrating joy

"Fastnachsbrunnen" is a sculpture recently revealed (1967). It celebrates the joy of life. This... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
Carnival Fountain

Just along the main plaza from the Markt Platz. The fountain is surrounded by benches and lots of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Sharon T
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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“nice fountain”(2 reviews)
“walking tour”(2 reviews)
“carnival”(7 reviews)
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

There are SO many little figures and things to be found when watching the water spew out this fountain. Just a short walk away from the Cathedral. Definitely worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

"Fastnachsbrunnen" is a sculpture recently revealed (1967). It celebrates the joy of life. This fountain represents city tradition too. A very special architecture and very impressive in term of size.

Thank Lugano22
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Just along the main plaza from the Markt Platz. The fountain is surrounded by benches and lots of stores and food vendors. A very popular place for locals to gather.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This statue, 9 meters high consists of 200 small figures made of bronze , and mostly figures of carnival actors . You find it going down from the st . Stephan church .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Worth a 10 minute look, tribute to carnival. Pretty, nice fountain and a few mallard ducks. Worth a look if you are nearby

Thank Paulb32any
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Stand and admire and think of the genius it took to create this piece of art. The closer you get to it, the more details are revealed...

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Absolutely beautiful. Mainz is one of my favorite cities in Germany. You can grab a cone of ice-cream and sit and enjoy this view.

Thank Ninar E
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I visited this fountain with friends while on a walking tour around Mainz. The unique theme of carnival masks is worth having a few photos.

Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Kind of a unique looking fountain. But it was not working. Kind of detracts from the experience. But worth seeing.

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 10 January 2017

From Nov. 11th to Ash Wednesday in late Feb. or March is Carneval time in much of Europe. This statue epitomizes the festivities happening. Go and look all around it at the many details. We were there in January, so the fountain wasn't working, but...More

Thank coolcatToronto
Reviewed 5 January 2017

... and summarizes the carnival in Mainz quite nicely. Spend a couple of minutes to have a close look at all of the figures and you will really appreciate this piece of work. Check out Wikipedia for a description and history.

Thank lumaD
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