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    At this point / I would like to quickly / say something about the source,
    where it corresponds to the art of poetry / if this 'source' is a 'well':
    To quote the incomparable humorist Heinz Erhardt (1909 - 1979), who was known to a wide audience for his word jokes and "Noch'n poem", with one of his rare shaking rhymes:
    “The four-legged friend only drinks water
    people find beer finer.”

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    • January 20, 2022

  • On a city tour you will inevitably stop by here. The story of this can be found on a bronze plaque that is attached to the wall to the right of the fountain. Overall, a successful ensemble.

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    • October 10, 2020

  • The fountain is located in the old town of Bernkastel am Bärenpütz in Graacher Straße. The inauguration took place on 6 July 1968. The folk artwork by the Wittlich sculptor Hanns Scherl is carved out of basalt lava and shows two life-size bears cast in bronze. They symbolize the heraldic animal of the city of Bernkastel-Kues.

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    • July 13, 2018

  • The bear fountain stands in a small square in the old town and is easy to find on foot.
    The two life-size bears carved from basalt by the artist Hanns Scheel from 1968 symbolize the heraldic animals of the city of Bernkastel-Kues

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    • October 12, 2020

  • Large fountain with the heraldic animals of Bernkastel.

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    • October 19, 2021

  • Bernkastel-Kues the large fountain with the heraldic animal (bear)

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    • February 14, 2022

  • "The Bärenbrunnen in the old town of Bernkastel, it used to be called Rauschepütz and supplied the residents with drinking and service water. The Rauschepütz with a bear on Graacherstraße was demolished in 1899. There has been a new Bärenpütz here since 1968, an imposing work by Hanns Scherl from Wittlich: two life-size bears - the heraldic animals of the city of Bernkastel - on a mighty fountain made of gray basalt.The water supply to the houses used to come from the Pütz. The word is derived from the Latin puteus (draw well). The Pütz not only provided water for drinking, but also for cleaning and washing. Many houses had their own fountains, but there were also public wells called "Bore". In the district of Bernkastel these were u. a. on the historic market square, at the Capuchin Cross, at the Graachertor and on the Pütz, the Rausche- or Bärepütz. According to legend, the place name Bernkastel comes from the term Bärenkessel, which also explains the bear in Bernkastel's coat of arms.New and old bear fountain:
    The old fountain was there until it was demolished in 1899. The current fountain was built on the same spot in 1968, but in a far more impressive form. The sculptor Johannes Scherl from Wittlich immortalized the city's heraldic animal twice in bronze, thus evoking the historic Bärenpütz. The pump was adorned with a bear figure, which today adorns a balcony railing on Graacher Strasse."

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    • March 7, 2022

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Location: Bernkastel-Kues, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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