Ehekarussell, Nuremberg

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
One of Nuremberg's most famous landmarks, Ehekarussell depicts the different stages of married life in the form of a fountain. The structure, commonly known as the "marriage carousel," is based on a poem by 16th-century German poet Hans Sachs. Those confident in their German-language skills can read the poem, which has been inscribed onto a heart-shaped marble slab. Otherwise, you can simply try to interpret the large figurines yourself. Circle the fountain to witness scenes of passionate love, fierce arguments, and loss. While the controversial sculpture style is not to everyone's taste, this famous attraction leaves a lasting impression. Plan to visit Ehekarussell during your Nuremberg vacation using our convenient Nuremberg trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • Huge fountain in the Altstadt. Lot of people always sitting around it. Great spot for a picture and to meet up  more »
  • Nuremberg’s controversial bronze fountain, Ehekarussell (loosely the Marriage Merry Go Round) has been upsetting people with its sensationally grim representation of the trials of marriage. Despite...  more »
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  • This is a somewhat dark fountain depicting a poem Bitter Sweet Married Life. But it is rather interesting
  • Beautiful water fountain in the heart of Nuremberg. The attention to detail on the sculptures is impressive
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