Froschauerbrunnen - Zurich, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 47° 22.421 E 008° 32.718
32T E 465672 N 5246791
Quick Description: The Froschauerbrunnen (English: Froschauer Fountain) is a fountain featuring a boy riding a large frog in Zähringerplatz in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Date Posted: 9/25/2014 1:03:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMMHZB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
"In 1551, the printer Christoffel Froschauer bought the former St. Verena Frauenklösterchen at the Little Brunngasse, at the end of the small "Züblibrunnen" stand.

For craft operating capacity of the then well was too low, so that Froschauer built its own water supply, which was both technically and artistically outstanding. He left the crown of the well by a stonemason carve his printer characters: a giant frog on which rides a boy with a little flag.

Before the Franciscan mendicant at the lower fences stood a fountain with a beautiful baroque column. 1873 the most beautiful parts of the two wells were combined into a single well. The "frog Auer fountain" is now between Predigerplatz and Zähringerplatz."

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