Journey of discovery to the fountains and waterworks of Görlitz
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Heroldsbrunnen auf dem Obermarkt, GörlitzPhoto: TMGS Fouad Vollmer, CC BY-ND, Archiv Europastadt GörlitzZgorzelec GmbH
Rest stopsHeroldbrunnen (Herold Fountain) on the Obermarkt, Görlitz
Neptune Fountain (Neptunbrunnen), Görlitz
Nikolai Fountain at Nikolaiturm, Görlitz
Muschelminna (Mussel Minna) at Postplatz, Görlitz
Safety informationThere are no special safety notes.
Tips and hints
Please note that the fountains are partly covered in winter. For more information on the fountains and vats: https://www.goerlitz.de/Kleine_Denkmaeler.html
At St. Peter's Church there are two fountains: an old vat at the western portal beneath the twin towers and the "Milchkannen" fountain which can be found in front of the Mollerhaus next to the Waidhausgarten.
About 100m from here you will find the fountain called "Badende Kinder" (it is also known as Cannibal Fountain), under a small vaulted ledge.
Walk to Bäckerstraße via Neißtraße and Weberstraße, where a roofed medieval vat is located. Continue walking to Fischmarkt and Fischmarktstraße. At Klosterplatz you will find the city's most popular fountain - "Zecherpaar". It was created by the Görlitz sculptor Gisela Mauermann.
Around the corner behind the Gymnasium Augustum, a second historic fountain is located. Via Nonnenstraße you will reach "Engel und Teufel", the two figures were created by the Dresden artist Veronica von Appen.
The water line at Marienplatz symbolises the former moat and in summer kids love splashing here.
Finally, the tour ends at Postplatz where you can find the fountain called "Muschelminna" built by Robert Toberenz.
Take tram line 1 or 2 to "Demianiplatz", then walk via Marienplatz and Steinstraße to Obermarkt. Or take tram line 1 or 2 to "Jägerkaserne", then walk via Langenstraße and Breitestraße to Obermarkt.
For further information: https://www.goerlitztakt.de/de/
For current information on how to get to Görlitz: https://www.visit-goerlitz.com/Anreise.html
ParkingParking with costs is possible at Obermarkt.
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EquipmentDaypack (approx. 15 litres) with rain cover, comfortable and sturdy shoes, weather-resistant clothing, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water if necessary, map.
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