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Neptunbrunnen, Berlin

Neptunbrunnen is a bronze fountain by Reinhold Begas, built in 1891 as a present from the city of Berlin to the Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Neptunbrunnen is a bronze fountain by Reinhold Begas, built in 1891 as a present from the city of Berlin to the Kaiser Wilhelm II. Laid out as a four-leaf clover, The 18 metre wide Baroque fountain has the Roman god Neptune in the centre inside a shell carried by tritons and surrounded by nymphs. Neptune carries a trident symbolizing his power. At the edge of the fountain are 4 female figures, representing the 4 main rivers of Prussia at the time the fountain was constructed - the Elbe (fruits and corn), Rhine (fishnet and grapes), Vistula (wood), and Oder (goats and animal skins).


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About Neptunbrunnen

 Spandauer Str., 10178 Berlin, Germany

 www.berlin.de

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