Neptune Fountain at Schönbrunn - FURTHER INFORMATION
Neptune Fountain at Schönbrunn - Vienna visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Neptune Fountain at Schönbrunn' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Wien.
The Neptunbrunnen (Neptune Fountain) in the Schlosspark at Schönbrunn were intended as the crowning element of the Great Parterre. Agreat curved wall decorated with vases forms the back of the fountain. The center of this wall holds a semi-circular plinth from which Neptune rises in shell-shaped chariot. Thetis, the sea-goddess, is knealing to the right of Neptune entreating his favour to protect her son Achilles who is en route to Troy. A nymph is on Neptune's left while tritons frolick at the foot of the grotto holding conch shell trumpets and retaining the sea-horses that pull the chariot.
The fountain was built for Maria Theresia between 1776 and 1780
U-Bhan Schönbrunn (U4)
Trams: 10, 58, Schönbrunn
Bus: 10A, Schönbrunn