Nilpferdbrunnen – Berlin, Germany - Atlas Obscura

Nilpferdbrunnen

A small hippo-shaped fountain in Berlin, Germany.  

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The hippopotamus fountain stands on the north-eastern corner of Wühlischplatz. A bronze hippopotamus figure stands on the edge of a small water basin.

When the fountain is in operation, water spurts out of the nostrils. On its back are two figures representing big game hunters: A woman with binoculars and a man with a gun.

The sculpture was created in 1978 by the artist Nikolaus Bode. After a theft in 1991, it was replaced in 1996 by a replica using the original mold.

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