Market Square with Market Fountain

Beyond the Market Square with the Town Hall the two different spires of the Market Church soar upwards. The great importance of the market fountain is obvious: it marks the centre of the Market Square and also the middle point of the town and is topped with Goslar’s symbol, the eagle, as well.

Although the market fountain at first appears to be a coherent artwork, in reality it is a complicated puzzle: the lower fountain basin (12th century) is the largest bronze casting of Romanesque times. Approximately 100 years its junior is the upper basin, which was formerly an independent fountain itself. Even the eagle consists of pieces from different epochs: while the body originates from the 13th century, the crown dates from the 18th century.

 

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