Trip Planner: Europe / Poland / Central Poland / Kuyavia-Pomerania Province / Bydgoszcz / Fontanna Potop
The Deluge Fountain is a monumental sculpture fountain which has stood with all its elements between 1904 and 1943 and since 2014 in Bydgoszcz. Throughout the first time of its existence (39 years) and since its rebuilding, this masterpiece has always been one of the tourist attractions of the city. The process of reconstruction was led by the "Social Committee for the Reconstruction of Bydgoszcz Fountain The Deluge" (Społeczny Komitet Odbudowy Bydgoskiej Fontanny Potop) from 2006 to 2014. The unveiling ceremony took place on June 26, 2014.To plan Bydgoszcz vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
The statue portrays the culmination moment of the biblical flood: people and animals who are left because they did not find shelter on the barge. The sculpture fountain is composed of three independent upstanding parts. The central fountain block is a man, supporting a fainting woman in his left arm, while he strives with his other hand to pull another man on his rock. At the foot of the rock is a young mother, dying from exhaustion, but who managed to save her helpless child. Beside a lion climbs the rock, not doing any harm. This is the main figure, standing at the center of the basin.
The second block figures a lonely bear crawling on the rock, its head facing east and its right paw raised. In its clenched jaws, the bear holds the dead body of a cub. The third part of the sculpture refers to the Greek mythology: it reminds of Laocoön legend, with a man fighting a sea serpent contortioned. Realistic details outline the efforts of the muscles and the tension of the struggle. The fountain is 6 m tall and made of bronze, with total weight of 9 tons. The circular pool wall is out of red sandstone, with some Silesian gray granite, the surrounding pavement is arranged in a mosaic.
Fontanna Potop Reviews
The fountain itself is an impressive, though very tragic piece of art. It is not about Noah's rescue, but presents the people and animals that are left to die in the flood. more »
ciekawe miejsce w centrum Bydgoszczy ... całkowicie odmieniony park przy Placu Wolności ... ładnie, czysto, no i cikawostka w postaci niebanalnej fontanny more »Interesting place in the center of Bydgoszcz... Completely transformed park at Freedom Square... Nice, clean, and Cikawostka in the form of a non-trivial fountain
Nostalgic for me, beautiful place where I used to come with my mother❤
A really calm area to sit and relax, it's also a area for great photos.
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
View all >
Side trips from Bydgoszcz
Hidden gems in Bydgoszcz
Museums in Bydgoszcz
Nearby attractions in Bydgoszcz
Historic Sites in Bydgoszcz
Duration: 1h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Plans to Fontanna Potop by other users
6 days in Bydgoszcz BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Poznan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Bydgoszcz BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Bydgoszcz BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Bydgoszcz BY A USER FROM UKRAINE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Torun BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium