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Franconia Fountain

Ferdinand von Miller d.J.
Ferdinand von Miller (München)

Würzburg /  Frankoniabrunnen   Würzburg /  Frankoniabrunnen


Fountain with on the top - after Prince Regent Luitpold had rejected a statue of himself - the allegorical figure of Franconia. In her left hand she holds the Frankish storm flag (Rennfähnlein), the emblem of the former prince-bishopric of Würzburg. In her right hand she holds a laurel wreath, which is symbolically handed over to the relief portrait of Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern (Würzburg 1821-München 1912, Prince Regent of Bavaria, 1886-1912; Wikipedia). Franconia looks toward the cathedral.

Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern
Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern
At the foot of the pedestal are statues of:
  1. Walther / v.d. Vogelweide - Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 - prob. Würzburg c. 1230), the most celebrated of the Middle High German lyric poets (Wikipedia).
  2. Tilman / Riemenschneider - Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460 Heiligenstadt - Würzburg 1531), a German sculptor and woodcarver active in Würzburg from 1483 (Wikipedia).
  3. Matthias / Grünewald - Matthias Grünewald or Matthias von Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg or Würzburg 1475/80 - Halle an der Saale 1528 oder 1531), a German Renaissance painter of religious works (Wikipedia).

Walther von der Vogelweide
Walther von der Vogelweide
Tilman Riemenschneider
Tilman Riemenschneider
Matthias Grünewald
Matthias Grünewald


F. v. Miller fec & fud. / München 1894


The fountain was erected to honour prince regent Luitpold for his 70th birthday and was unveiled 4 June 1894.

W├╝rzburg / Frankoniabrunnen

Old Postcard(s)

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Sources & Information


  • Franconia (allegory)
  • Grünewald, Matthias
  • Luitpold (Prince Regent of Bavaria)
  • Miller (München), Ferdinand von
  • Miller d.J., Ferdinand von
  • Monarch
  • Painter
  • Riemenschneider, Tilman
  • Sculptor
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Vogelweide, Walther von der
  • Writer / poet
  • Locatie (N 49°47'34" - E 9°56'16") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: deby190; Photograph: 27 September 2011
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