Pallas Athene und Rampe - Vienna, Austria
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N 48° 12.475 E 016° 21.565
33U E 600997 N 5340303
Quick Description: The Pallas Athene Fountain is set in front of the Austrian Parliament Building in Vienna.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 2/13/2014 9:41:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMK4YT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Wikipedia page for the Parliament Building (visit link) provides the following information about the fountain:

"The Athena Fountain (Pallas-Athene-Brunnen) in front of the Parliament was erected between 1893 and 1902 by Carl Kundmann, Josef Tautenhayn and Hugo Haerdlt, based on plans by Baron von Hansen. In the middle is a water basin and a richly decorated base. The four figures lying at the foot of Athena are allegorical representations of the four most important rivers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. They represent at the front the Danube and Inn, in the back the Elbe and Vltava (German: Moldau) rivers. On the sides little cupids ride dolphins. The statues of the Danube, Inn, and the cupids were executed by Haerdtl, those of the Elbe and Moldau by Kundmann. The female statues above represent the legislative and executive powers of the state and were executed by Tautenhayn. They are again dominated by the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, standing on a pillar. Athena is dressed in armour with a gilded helmet, her left hand carries a spear, her right carries Nike."
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Wien 1 - Innere Stadt, page 6

Address:
Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3


Year built: 1893

URL reference: [Web Link]

Additional URL: Not listed

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