If you go for a stroll through the city of Duesseldorf, don’t forget to cast a glance at the beautiful fountains. The Tritonenbrunnen (Triton Fountain) is to be found on Königsallee, in the city center. It shows the sea god clutching a trident, puttos and a giant fish. The limestone fountain was constructed by Friedrich Coubillier in the year 1902.
On Burgplatz (Castle Square) you come across the Radschlägerbrunnen. It commamorates the battle of Worringen: In 1288 the Count of Berg defeated the Archbishop of Cologne. According to legend, the children of Duesseldorf joyfully performed cartwheels thereafter. The “Duesseldorf Radschläger” (child who does cartwheels) is one of the city’s landmarks. The bronze water well was built in 1954 by Alfred Zschorsch.
On Platz der Deutschen Einheit (Square of German Unitiy) you find a more modernistic fountain: Heinz Mack constructed the three-cornered Mack Brunnen (Mack Fountain) in 1988. It emulates the shape of a sail surrounded by water.
Other water wells worth visiting are the Gänsebrunnen (Geese Fountain) on Marktplatz (Market Square), the Musikbrunnen (Music Fountain) near Grabenstraße, the Fischerjungenbrunnen (Fisherman’s fountain) on Stiftsplatz and the Heimatbrunnen (Home Country Fountain) on Maxplatz. On the latter five bronze reliefs commemorate major events in the city’s history, as for instance the year 1288, when Duesseldorf was granted town privileges, or Napoleon’s incursion in 1811.