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.
February 15, 2016
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.
July 1, 2020
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.
November 22, 2019
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