The steeple-like Beautiful Well (Schöner Brunnen) rises 19 metres above the Hauptmarkt from its octagonal basin. It is ... More
The steeple-like Beautiful Well (Schöner Brunnen) rises 19 metres above the Hauptmarkt from its octagonal basin. It is believed to have been constructed in the late 14th Century and is admired by many for its beauty. Forty-six stone figures grouped into four tiers decorate this ornate piece of architecture, with each tier and figure carrying its own meaning. The original fountain was actually replaced by a copy at the beginning of the 20th Century and again after World War Two.The lattice-ironwork which today surrounds the well was not added until 1580. If you look carefully and you will see a gold-colored ring which can be turned. Legend has it that turning it three times will make a wish come true. What makes it so mysterious is that no one can explain why there is not a seam to be found on it. Some believe it was added by a naughty apprentice while his master was not looking!
The Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) dominates the Hauptmarkt (Main Market). Money for building the church was sponsored by Emperor
Karl IV and since 1816, this has been the city's main Catholic church. It is the oldest church of ...
The Heinzelmännchen Brunnen tells the story of the friendly Heinzelmännchen, who, according to Cologne's legends, used to help the city's
handworkers with their toils overnight. The fountain's figures even tell the unhappy ending of the story, when the Heinzelmännchen ...
The Nestor Hotel Nuremberg offers European boutique hotel accommodations Nuremberg. The Nuremberg airport is approximately eight minutes drive from the
hotel.Each morning, guests can enjoy an extensive variety of items at the breakfast buffet. The hotel has a casual, ...