Schöner Brunnen

Schöner Brunnen

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 332 out of 350 hikers


  • 〽️Markus

    The Beautiful Fountain was built in 1385-1396 by Heinrich Beheim.

    The forty colored figures of the fountain represent the worldview of the Holy Roman Empire on four floors. From below, these are: Philosophy and the Seven Free Arts, the Four Evangelists and the Four Fathers, the Seven Electors and the Nine Good Heroes, Moses and seven prophets. The gargoyles symbolize the seven vices and the lucky charm Adebar.

    Known are the rotatable rings in two of the eight grids (forged in 1587 by Augsburg Paul Kühn), which fence the fountain. When the original was made of brass, is not known. However, it has been replaced several times over time and today's southwestern side dates back to 1957. The second, iron, on the northeastern side was added in 1902 and has not changed since then. One of the rings is considered a lucky charm, according to a legend is considered child blessing, who turns it. Most of the brass ring is considered to be the lucky charm, but many Nuremberg believe the iron ring is the "real ring" and thus the lucky charm.

    According to a legend, the fountain should grace the tower of the Frauenkirche (also on the main market) as a top, but this was allegedly rejected due to lack of lifting facilities. However, the Frauenkirche was already consecrated in 1358.

    translated byView Original
    • January 2, 2017

  • Andreas

    At the "Südwesteck" is at head height a golden ring that you can turn. There is also a second ring at the well.

    translated byView Original
    • June 29, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    Very beautiful in the late evening light, then difficult to photograph.

    translated byView Original
    • November 24, 2018

  • Bumble-Bee

    The beautiful fountain is one of the attractions of the city of Nuremberg to the historic mile of Nuremberg. It is located on the edge of the main market right next to the Nuremberg town hall. The beautiful fountain is about 19 meters high and has the shape of a Gothic spire.(Https://

    translated byView Original
    • January 3, 2019

  • BayermitHerz♥️

    A very nice fountain with a golden ring to turn.

    translated byView Original
    • January 1, 2019

  • Naxxos

    The 19 meter high fountain has shone in new splendor since the last, time-consuming renovation.

    translated byView Original
    • January 26, 2020

  • Juliane

    Left? Right way? It doesn't matter, just turn the ring three times and your wish will come true! Wonderful fountain, of which only the copy made in 1903 from shell limestone is on the main market. The weathered original is in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (in Nbg).

    translated byView Original
    • August 10, 2021

  • 🔮 Roland

    If you rub the ring, wishes should come true 😉

    translated byView Original
    • March 1, 2020

  • Christoph

    Really very nice landmark on the main market square in front of the Frauenkirche

    translated byView Original
    • July 23, 2020

  • Stephanie

    The fountain is on the main market in Nuremberg. There is a gold ring on it. If you turn it, it should bring good luck. It is very nicely designed.

    translated byView Original
    • July 26, 2020

  • ML

    Completely restored a few years ago, it is the eye-catcher on the main market

    translated byView Original
    • June 11, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Schöner Brunnen


Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Learn More
Location: Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation300 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Middle Franconia


Schöner Brunnen