July 23, 2007

One of my favorite discoveries in Berlin was the Die Marchenbrünnen ("Fairytale Fountain"), a public swimming-fountain surrounded by characters from the stories of the Brothers Grimm. According to my 2005 Rough Guide: "Intended as a gift to tenement-dwelling workers, it was put up in 1913 at the instigation of Social Democratic members, in direct contravention of the Kaiser's wishes."

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