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  • Julia

    The water art was built from 1580 to 1602 according to the plans of the Dutch architect Philipp Brandin from Utrecht in the style of the Dutch Renaissance and served until 1897 to the drinking water supply of the city. The banners in Latin and German talk about the drinking water supply in earlier times. (Source: wismar-tourist.de)

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    • July 19, 2016

  • codo786

    water Art
    1595-1602 built according to plans of the master builder Philipp Brandin from Utrecht as a well house over an underground water reservoir. The reservoir was fed by Metelsdorfer sources; From here, the supply, especially the brewing houses of the city, ran on wooden water pipes, with fresh water. 1861 reconstruction and renovation. 1972-76 restoration. At the Wasserkunst, copies of the original gargoyles, called Nix and Mermaid.
    (Source: information board at the well)

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    • May 1, 2019

  • Andrea

    World's most beautiful city fountain. Subjectively and totally convinced. Photographed billions of times.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • JR56

    In the first few centuries, the Wismar people were supplied with drinking water from wells that extracted their water from the earth. Around 1430 there were water carriers and water carriers in Wismar who brought the water into the houses when needed.By the middle of the 16th century, the drinking water requirements of the inhabitants of Wismar became ever larger. Especially the beer brewery required ever larger quantities. Therefore, around 1563, the construction of a wooden fountain began on the market. The first was fed by the nearby mill pond. As the demand for drinking water rose, water was fed from the Metelsdorf springs through pipes for water treatment. These pipes had been specially made from Gothland.In 1602, the water art was then built over the wooden fountain in the market. It was built by the well-known Utrecht architect Philipp Brandin. The water bubbled from the bronze figures Adam and Eve. In order to improve the water supply even further, the water tower was built in the middle of the 15th century on the city wall near today's Lindengarten. This was in operation until 1887. And you can still visit today. wismarer.de/wasserkunst.hansestadt.wismar.htm

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    • 7 days ago

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Location: Wismar, Baltic Sea, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


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