Friday, July 4, 2008

Nurnberg - Schoner Brunner (Golden Fountain)

In the heart of the historical town of Nurnberg, one must not miss the Schoner Brunner which is also known as the Golden Fountain.
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The whole fountain is golden in colour (I am not sure whether it's pure gold or plated) and it is surrounded by high fences.
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This fountain is unique in its carvings on it and also the rings around the gates.

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One of the ring; which is bronze one is mythically used to change your luck.
All you need to do is to turn the ring 3 times in the clockwise direction and wish for something you want to change.
Whether it is true, it depends on your perception as this is a folklore passed down for generations.

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In fact, I see it being kept alive by the fascinated tourists and locals alike who all took turns in rotating the ring.
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There are souvenir shops around; and I spotted Nutcrackers (another famous trademark of Nurnberg and Germany)
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Beer mugs (Germans love their beer)
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There are shuttle buses which bring tourists around the town
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