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This huge sculptural fountain in the pedestrian centre of Nürnberg is an artist`s vision of the poem "bittersweet married life" by medieval poet Hans Sachs, built between 1977-81, with the main intention to hide an ungainly underground entrance. It adresses the stages of married life, like courtship, family building, conflict & loss of mutual attraction, and death.
This fountain is newer than it appears, being designed in 1984. The name of the fountain can be translate by marriage carousel fountain (or for a silly worldplay: marriage merry-go-round fountain) and was inspired by a poem of renaissance poet Hans Sachs. It is about several negative aspects of marriage and so the fountain shows figures like chained women or strungled birds.
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