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Donner Brunnen

Neuer Markt, Vienna, Austria
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A decent fountain.

This is a decent fountain with very strong aquatic themes, dating back to the late 18th century... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
No Water but Still Lovely

Stopped by this lovely fountain on my way from Stephansdom to Staatsoper. As it was the week before... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Emma C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Neuer Markt, Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a decent fountain with very strong aquatic themes, dating back to the late 18th century (with several changes made during the centuries).

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stopped by this lovely fountain on my way from Stephansdom to Staatsoper. As it was the week before Christmas there was no water in the fountain, but it was instead covered in snow and a place to buy real Christmas trees. So very pretty. The...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We came across this lovely fountain as we walked the streets of Vienna. It was Autumn and it didn't appear to be working which was a shame. Statues actually come off the fountain which I found intriguing as they are normally encapsulated in central feature.

Thank thewanderingslaters
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The fountain statue was located near Karntnerstrasse with many shops around the area. This place was less crowded than elsewhere and was quite a nice place to stroll around and have a cup of coffee in the nearby cafe.

Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you are walking the Karntnerstrasse from the opera house to St. Stephan's, about half way, and about one block off the Main Street is the Donner Brunner, a statute and fountain depicting Providentia, the symbol of good government, surrounded by 4 statues, 2 men,...More

1  Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This fountain is lovely by day or night and well worth a visit. It is just off the main city centre and surrounded by lovely buildings.

Thank John H
Reviewed 9 May 2016

One of the more beautiful fountains we saw whilst in the Austrian capital.Again like others have mentioned the fountain was not switched on unfortunately,we discovered it whilst walking along the Neuer Markt on our way to meet our coach.Worth a picture stop or just to...More

2  Thank shane s
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Pity it was t working. Winter months nothing works. Another fountain in another city. At least when walking around Vienna you will see it and not have to honour of your way

Thank TiNiCaNi
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The Fountain is located in Neuer Markt and its actual name is Providentiabrunnen, but everybody calls it after its creator, the famous sculptor Georg Raphael Donner. The central motive of the fountain is the allegory of destiny (Providentia) which foresees the water supplies of Vienna...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 12 December 2015

One of the more beautiful fountains in Vienna. Flip a coin into the water and make a wish. If you are near Neuer Markt viewing this is worth it. However, I recommend to combine this with other attractions in the near.

Thank Pyrooz K
Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks
such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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