Katharinen-Brunnen / Catherine's Fountain
Errichtet ca. 1736 / Built ca. 1736
Die Brunnenfigur stellt die Glücksgottin Fortuna dar wird im Volksmund aber Katharina genannt.
Served as a water source for the population.
The fountain figure represents the goddess of luck, Fortuna, but is popularly called "Katharina".
Erected by Markt Sommerhausen.
Location. 49° 42.38′ N, 10° 1.441′ E. Marker is in Sommerhausen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Würzburg. Marker is at the intersection of Katharinengasse and Hauptstrasse, on the left when traveling west on Katharinengasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sommerhausen, Bavaria 97286, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartholomäus Kirche / Church of Bartholomäus (within shouting distance of this marker); Rathaus / Town Hall (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Franz Daniel Pastorius - The First German Settler in America (about 150 meters away); Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace
Also see . . .
1. Katharinen-Brunnen (Markt Sommerhausen, in German). "A few steps behind the Würzburger Gate stands on the main street a fountain decorated with a female figure. The "fountain lady" displayed there has already changed her name several times. She finally stuck with Katharina and is reminiscent of the wife of Martin Luther, Katharina von Bora....Every year at Easter, the fountain is decorated by members of the orchard, wine and horticulture association together with the local women." (Submitted on October 23, 2019.)
2. Katharinenbrunnen (Sommerhausen) (Würzburg Wiki). (Submitted on October 23, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.