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Fairytale fountain

Short facts

  • Steinau an der Straße

For the 200th birthday of the Brothers Grimm, a fairy tale fountain was built on the market square.

The fountain, created by the Würzburg sculptor W. Finger-Rokitnitz, shows well-known and less well-known fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.

A column protrudes from the center of the circular fountain, around which fairy tale motifs are laid in relief, these are connected by plant shapes. The materials chosen for the fountain, limestone and sandstone, give the fountain its fairytale look. Other fairy tale characters can be admired at the edge of the fountain: a dragon spouting water, a cancer and a princess. The frog prince is sitting in the fountain basin. The two figures, the princess and the frog prince, are made of bronze and represent the characteristic figures of the fountain.

The end of the four-meter-high fountain column is adorned with the Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Magistrat der Stadt Steinau an der Straße

Am Kumpen

36396 Steinau an der Straße


Phone: +49 6663 / 9 73 88

Fax: +49 66 63 / 9 73 89


Website: www.steinau.de

General information

  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
  • Suitable for Pushchair

Via the BAB 66, exit Steinau or exit Schlüchtern Süd


With the regional train, which runs every hour between Frankfurt and Fulda. Stop: Steinau station on the street

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