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Neptunbrunnen, Berlin

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The Neptune Fountain in Berlin was built in 1891 and was designed by Reinhold Begas. The Roman god Neptune is in the center. The four women around him represent the four main rivers of Prussia at the time the fountain was constructed: the Elbe (with the allegorical figure holding fruits and ears of corn), Rhine (fishnet and grapes), Vistula (wooden blocks, symbols of forestry), and Oder (goats and animal skins). The Vistula is now entirely in Poland, while the Oder forms the border between Germany and Poland.

The fountain was removed from its original location at the Schlossplatz in 1951, when the former Berliner Stadtschloss (Berlin City Palace) there was demolished. Eventually, after being restored, the fountain was moved in 1969 to its present location between the St Mary's Church and the Rotes Rathaus.

The diameter is 18 m (59 ft), the height is 10 m (33 ft).
There was another well-known Neptunbrunnen in Breslau (nicknamed "Gabeljürge" or "Georgie Fork" by the locals), but it was destroyed during World War II and the city was later transferred to Poland.
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  • This statue is near the Berlin Fernsehturm and is a fountain celebrating Neptune. It is very ornate and impressive. It was originally in Schlossplatz and moved in 1951.  more »
  • This beautiful fountain of Roman God of seas is set in a park/square bounded with the Rathaus (Berlin City hall), TV tower and St. Mary Church. Unfortunatelly, during our February visit it wasn't...  more »
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  • A fountain worthy of coming to look at it. Very beautiful historic fountain. It is located in the square, not far from the Berlin TV tower and in the middle of a very pleasant square where you can take a walk or sit to rest from walking around the center of the city.
  • We go to the Christmas Market every year and enjoy the warm atmosphere and the original little shops. We bought wood sculptures for every one of us and pretty jewellery that would be hard to find elsewhere.

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