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With the cloister, the cathedral garden and the surrounding Curia buildings, it forms one of the outstanding architectural ensembles in central Germany. The late-Romanesque early Gothic cathedral is world-famous, above all for the work of the so-called Naumburg master, who created the founding figures of the West Choir, including Uta von Naumburg.
The today evangelical Naumburg Cathedral St. Peter and Paul in Naumburg (Saale) is the former cathedral of the Diocese of Naumburg and comes mostly from the first half of the 13th century. It is one of the most important buildings of Late Romanesque in Saxony-Anhalt, is a station on the Romanesque Route and since 2018 UNESCO World Heritage Site (Wikipedia).
Not always this fountain stood directly in front of the cathedral. It was built near a neighboring property called "Zum Mohren". In the vernacular, he is therefore also known as "Mohrenbrunnen".
In the fifties of the 19th century he was moved to the current position and got a completely new look.
"The large octagonal basin of the Ekkehard Fountain will probably have been created after the fire of the cathedral and the freedom of the cathedral in 1532. Its beautiful balustrade is decorated with late Gothic glittering movement. The high octagonal base with the statue of the Margrave, revered as a benefactor, was added in 1858. "(Quotation from" Dom und Altstadt Naumburg "by Schubert / Hege). Source: myheimat.de/naumburg-saale/kultur/der-ekkehardbrunnen-am-naumburger-dom-d982509.html