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Wedding Fountain, Vienna

Wedding Fountain - Vienna, Austria
Wedding Fountain
Hoher Markt, Vienna, Austria 1010Map
Neighborhood: 1st district - Inner City
Overview

Amidst the cars and horse-drawn carriages clogging the Hoher Markt stands Fischer von Erlach's Vermählungsbrunnen (Marriage Fountain), built between 1729-32 on the orders of Emperor Leopold I to give thanks for his son's, the future Josef I's, safe return from the Spanish Wars of Succession. Curiously enough it depicts the marriage of Mary and Josef, officiated by a high priest, flanked by Corinthian columns and topped with a gilded sunburst obviously the architect had an extremely fertile imagination.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: U1, U3 Stephansdom
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