The Märchenbrunnen, or fairy tale fountain, in Volkspark Friedrichshain is surrounded by 106 figures from nine of the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. The largest public fountain from the Imperial era (34 x 54 m), it was created in 1913 in the neo-Baroque style, and is a listed monument. The Märchenbrunnen is at the lower tip of the Volkspark on the street Am Friedrichshain.
At the end of the Second World War, the Märchenbrunnen was severely damaged. It was rebuilt in 1950/51, and restored once again in 2005 due to vandalism.
- How many sculptures cavort on and around the Märchenbrunnen?
Did you know that …
the hill in the Volkspark Friedrichshain was created from a mountain of rubble? Flak towers from the Second World War were blown up, covered with building rubble and planted with grass.