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3 Fountains to explore in Austria

Austria

Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.

Hellbrunner Wasserspiele
Hellbrunner WasserspieleFürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Hellbrunner Wasserspiele located in the Hellbrunn Palace Park on the southern outskirts of the city of Salzburg . They are the world's best-preserved water features from the late Renaissance and Mannerist periods . They were commissioned by Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems around 1613. Today, the magic that once emanated from the water dispenser can often not be understood to the same extent as it was when it was first created.

Lindwurm Fountain
Lindwurm FountainNeuer Pl., 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

The lindworm fountain placed at the Neue Platz is the landmark of the Carinthian capital city Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The sculpture was created in 16th century and refers to the foundation legend of the city. It depicts a stone statue of a mythical creature, which is a combination of a dragon and a snake. Water flows out of his open mouth, and his silhouette looks like he is getting ready to attack.

Pferdeschwemme, Salzburg
Pferdeschwemme, SalzburgHerbert-von-Karajan-Platz 11, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The Hofmarstallschwemme , for many Salzburgers the horse pond , is one of the two preserved Salzburg horse ponds and a fountain in Salzburg's old town . It is one of the listed objects in the city of Salzburg. It is called 'Hofmarstallschwemme' because it belongs to the Hofmarstall , which was located southeast of it. This long fountain is the one that Maria and the Von Trapp kids dance around and splash in water during the instrumental ending to "My Favorite Things

Map of Fountains to explore in Austria