Fritschi Fountain, Lucerne

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    Fritschi Fountain and St. Peter's
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    Fritschi Fountain

    by Maryimelda Written Oct 19, 2011

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    This colourful fountain is less than 100 years old and depicts the legendary Brother Fritschi who is allegedly buried under the fountain. The story dates back to the 15th century and tells of a farmer with a sense of humour who entertained the people with his humour whenever he came to town.
    He was chairman of the Safran Guild in Lucerne and left money to the Guild when he died on the provision that they provided the poor with wine during Fasnacht which was a celebration which is held from the Thursday before Ash Wednesday until Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday). The main part of the parade on Fasnacht Thursday is held in Kapellplatz where the Fritschi Fountain is located.

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    Fritschi Fountain

    by pure1942 Written May 10, 2008

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    This beautiful and colourful fountain located in Lucerne's Old Town - Kapellplatz, was erected in 1918 and is created in a traditional Swiss style with ornately carved figures decorating the entire fountain. The fountain takes its name from a character from Swiss legend called Fritschi which dates from the 15th century. A sculpture of Fritschi sits on top of the fountain while his wife is also included in the fountain carvings.

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