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Sophienquelle

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  • 〽️Markus

    The construction of the Sophienquelle near Grünsberg was commissioned in 1720 by the Nuremberg patrician Johann Paul Paumgartner for his wife Sophie. It consists of a generously designed spring enclosure with the semicircle of the fountain wall made of rhizome sandstone and the railing-free stairways on both sides. Originally, an elaborate Baluster column railing was attached to the fountain wall as a balustrade. Thus, the plant resembles an amphitheater and although it is referred to as a source, it is more like a well.

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    • February 15, 2016

  • Alwin

    Here you can also give the yes word 💕👍

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    • May 11, 2019

  • Rombea

    The Sophienquelle is one of the largest baroque spring versions north of the Alps and was built according to the Italian model between 1724 and 1726. The Nuremberg patrician Johann Paul III. Paumgartner commissioned in 1720 and built it as part of a "sentimental landscape garden in honor of his wife Sophia-Maria Nutzel-Paumgartner-Haller von Sündersbühl". After the death of her husband, Sophie, as widow and heir of the entire Paumgartner estate, had the source completed in 1726. In 1860 and 1979 the entire facility was renovated. It has been a natural monument since 1937. Its structure resembles an amphitheater, the filling is 4 liters per second.

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    • July 1, 2020

  • Susanne

    In winter nice ice formations and clear water. Please do not pollute.

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    • February 24, 2018

  • Daniel Frankenstein

    The golden autumn shows impressive light effects here.

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    • November 5, 2015

  • 〽️Markus

    A very powerful place.

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    • October 11, 2015

  • ihikenature🏔

    Not only in the spring and summer months a highlight. Even now in late autumn or winter, this place has a powerful effect on the eye and the soul

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    • December 25, 2018

  • egxxx

    a great place to stay and take a break, watching fish in the pond. Crystal clear spring water.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Christian

    The Sophia spring was built in the early 18th century and was created in the style of a large amphitheater based on Italian models. The architecture takes the form of baroque landscaped gardens. The Nuremberg patrician Paul Paumgartner had them built in honor of his wife Sophie from large sandstone quaternes. Since 1937, the Sophienquelle has been designated a natural monument. She feeds a small pond and then flows down to Schwarzach.

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    • November 22, 2019

  • Alwin

    It is currently bubbling particularly strongly. I'm worth a detour.
    Can you combine well with the many highlights in the area

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    • August 2, 2020

  • nyz340

    Also in the winter dreamlike!

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    • January 17, 2016

  • Nobby

    Nice area for hiking with lots of forest.

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    • January 7, 2018

  • ingo

    Nice place for the first snack

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    • January 31, 2018

  • Jovan

    Relaxed and it's calm

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    • September 13, 2020

  • ML

    Baroque-style spring near Grünsberg. Popular destination.

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    • December 19, 2020

  • ML

    Wonderful spring in the baroque style near Grünsberg

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    • December 19, 2020

  • GabyM

    mystical place, with ice-cold spring water coming from the mountain, Kneipp good

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    • December 30, 2020

  • Bastl

    The small pond may not be used for bathing, not even for dogs. There are many fish in it.

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    • February 6, 2021

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Location: Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Nürnberger Land, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

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