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Ship of Fools

Plobenhofstr. 1-3, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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looks like the highway to hell

it looks like the highway to hell on a boat but its a very nicely made sculpture. a little dark for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lorina T
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Worth Studying

Nuremberg is full of history, magnificent architecture, and interesting sculptures. One sculpture... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CJTravelerTexas
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Bryan, Texas
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Plobenhofstr. 1-3, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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"interesting sculptures"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"worth a stop"
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"lorenz church"
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"city centre"
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"skeleton"
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"statue"
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"bronze"
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"souls"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

it looks like the highway to hell on a boat but its a very nicely made sculpture. a little dark for my taste, but it is kit-cornered to a church so it made up for it.

Thank Lorina T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nuremberg is full of history, magnificent architecture, and interesting sculptures. One sculpture worth seeing and studying is the fascinating Ship of Fools.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

It's a pretty interesting statue that you need to see from all sides to really appreciate. But there was a huge, gigantic street fair/market the day we went and it was too crowded to fully enjoy sites like this. Check their events and holidays to...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

The story is as interesting as the statue. But there is soooooo much more to see in Nuremberg! One of the highlights of our river cruise.

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

An eye catching sculpture in the middle of town featuring a motley crew aboard a boat. I think you need to undertake some research to unravel its meaning and significance but nevertheless it is a visually striking piece of art and provides a great photo-opportunity

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This caught my attention as its a very interesting sculpture, then I read up on it . Worth visiting and taking a look.

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Walking around the old town today and came across this very different statue, Really took our fancy so spent a bit of time looking at the beauty of the work and wondered what were all these characters. doing on a boat together, It must be...More

Thank roy v
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

This is a famous statue and there is plenty to see on it the characters are all on a small boat ! Well worth stopping for a look !

Thank Andi M
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

A very interesting statue in the main plaza. Great detail and workmanship. The skeleton is really cool along with the other cast of characters.

Thank CroatiaSoon
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful statue set almost in front of the Christmas Market, about a block away, if you are doing the walking tour, it is most certainly going to be passed. Great detail and workmanship, you really need to read the story behind the statue. Great photo...More

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