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
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