Naiad Fountains

Tour through the park

At the intersection of each of the two stelliform systems of avenues on either side of the park at Schönbrunn is a rondeau or circular open space containing at its centre a pool with sculptural figures known as the Naiad Fountain.

Naiad Fountains

Both groups of Naiads (spirits of springs and rivers who belonged to the sea-god Neptune’s followers) were created by Wilhelm Beyer. In the pool on the western side of the park, which was sited in the Great Parterre until 1772, the Naiad plays with a sea creature, while her counterpart on the eastern side frolics with a water bird. Ranged around the perimeter of each rondeau stand eight large Neoclassical marble vases on tall plinths executed by Johann Baptist Hagenauer.

Parade Court Fountains
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