The Baroque Neptune Fountain is probably one of the most beautiful fountains in Berlin and is centrally located on the open space between St. Mary's Church and the Red Town Hall.
He is known by Berliners under the name "Forckenbecken". This term fit twice: on the one hand was the then mayor of Berlin Forckenbeck, on the other fits the terminology well to the fountain itself, because Neptune stands with his trident is the hand in a basin. The four female figures at his feet symbolize the rivers Elbe, Rhine, Oder and Vistula.
Source and further information: berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3559946-3558930-neptunbrunnen.html
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March 9, 2018
The Neptune Fountain of Berlin (initially Kaiserbrunnen, then especially Schloßbrunnen, or also named after its creator Reinhold Begas Begasbrunnen) is a fountain created at the end of the 19th century. It has a quatrefoil-like base similar to a four-leaf clover, is decorated with five allegorical figures and is considered one of the city's most magnificent fountains.
The original location of the Neptune Fountain was located in front of the Berlin City Palace on the historic Schlossplatz. Since 1969, it has stood on the open space between the Marienkirche and the Rotes Rathaus (historic Marienviertel) in the central district of Berlin, which was created in GDR times.
February 28, 2018
The Neptune Fountain stood on Schlossplatz until the Berlin Palace was demolished. When the East Berlin city center was redesigned in 1969, it was reinstalled in the park by the television tower between the Red City Hall and the Marienkirche.
May 3, 2020
The Neptune Fountain (actually Schloßbrunnen, also Begasbrunnen) is Berlin's largest fountain and was created in the years 1888-1891 in the style of the Neo-Baroque by Reinhold Begas. Its height up to the Neptune head is 8.50 m, up to the trident point another 2 m more
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