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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 30 July 2018
Sharon T
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lugano22
Reviewed 30 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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 .

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 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...

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ninar E
Reviewed 20 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank lumaD
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