The fountain at Hoher Markt was commissioned by Karl IV in 1732 to fulfill a vow of gratitude taken by Emperor Leopold I, marking his thanks for the safe return of his son Josef from the siege of the Palatine fortress of Landau. The monument was designed by Fischer von Erlachs and was constructed using marble and bronze. The elaborate Anchor Clock at house number 10-11 was designed by the Viennese sculptor and painter Franz von Matsch. As the hand strikes the hour, figurines of famous Austrians appear from inside the clock and march across its face. At midday, pairs of figurines appear from within their glass and mosaic casing and perform a traditional dance.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Stephansplatz: U1, U3