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The Elisenbrunnen fountain: photos, description (Elisenbrunnen)

The Elisenbrunnen fountain, a beautiful structure built in the 19th century in the German city of Aachen. This city has long been famous for its thermal springs and the Elisenbrunnen fountain has become one of the most famous and beautiful rooms with thermal water supplied from the Imperial source.

The fountain was named after the daughter of king Maximilian I, Princess Elizabeth Louis Bavarian - Eliza. The Foundation of the building was laid on 16 November 1822 in the square Friedrich Wilhelm in honor of the 25th anniversary of the reign of king Friedrich Wilhelm III. The fountain project was developed by Johann Peter Cremer and Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and executed by the architect from Aachen Andreas Hansen. Begun in 1824 the construction of the fountain, the back of which was built on the site of the former city wall of Medieval times, was completed in 1827.

Since then, the famous fountain was visited by many guests with the aim to try healing mineral water having a temperature of 46 degrees and a characteristic odor of hydrogen sulfide due to the large amount of sulfur, and enjoy the beauty of Elisenbrunnen. Been there and historical figures such as Peter the great, Frederick the Great, Giacomo Casanova and others that are displayed on a plaque located on the walls of the fountain.

Unfortunately, during the Second world war, the fountain was almost completely destroyed, but it was successfully restored in its original form in the 1950-ies, so that it pleases its visitors to this day. In our time there are often exhibitions and dance salsa and tango.