Fountain of Friendship between Nations

Admittedly, Fountain of Friendship between Nations is a hell of a name and proves that the German compound can actually be pretty useful here and there. Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft does seem less chiseled.

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog  
Fountain of Friendship between Nations
Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog

The avid reader of this blog knows I just love a good water feature. Also, my approach to wordless Wednesday is hopeless. I guess, if you just look at the photos, it is kinda wordless …

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog  
Fountain of Friendship between Nations

You will find the Fountain of Friendship between Nations on Alexanderplatz, right in the heart of Berlin.

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog
Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog

We used to stay away from the fountain, as the muggy water has always been a bit spooky. And that was before the world talked about aerosols all the time. While things are still locked down here, it is somewhat of a treat to visit the water feature without many people. I didn’t wanna miss out on this great photo opportunity and went for that special early morning light.

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog
Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog

The Fountain had been designed by the German artist Walter Womacka. He was involved in numerous architectonical projects in the former GDR and has often used mosaic art for his work. In October 1970 it had been inaugurated.

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog  
Fountain of Friendship between Nations

Why are there seagulls in Berlin? I honestly have no idea.

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog

Since the 80’s the water feature is heritage listed, so Berliners and tourists will be enjoying this faded beauty for a long time to come. It always seems a bit lost amongst all the shopping temples.

Brunnen der Völkerfreundschaft Alexanderplatz Berlin Springbrunnen - bekitschig.blog

Can you think of any positive outcomes from lockdown?

Have a happy Hump Day. We’ve got this.

Peacock Fountain

Alexanderplatz & the Seasons

Devil Fountain

Be Kitschig on Pinterest I Instagram I Bloglovin I Facebook I Twitter

12 thoughts on “Fountain of Friendship between Nations

  1. Wherever there is garbage there will be seagulls – near the sea or far inland, Even the ones that actually live near the sea don’t bother with their natural diet as there is so much ‘opportunity’ food just there for the taking. Just be thankful that rats don’t fly as there even more of them than there are seagulls.

    1. I had no idea! There was this romantic notion that seagulls just travelled along the river and ended up in Berlin … I wonder if they like trash better than fries? Put fish and chips out on a beach in Australia and you’ve got a scene for The Birds right there …

  2. Why are there seagulls in Berlin? They are extending the wings of friendship 🙂 I love the art!
    One positive from lockdown has been meeting more new people from around the world.

    1. It was a bit of a treat! (It also involved getting up super early.) As a kid this place just sparkled, now it is a bit meh.

  3. I may have seen it when I came to Berlin. Not sure.
    Seagulls? there are some in Paris. (Warmer than on the coast and plenty of garbage cans…
    Positive outcomes? I can see two:
    1) Maybe we will all realize how incompetent the people we pay to rule us are…
    2) Home office shuld allow companies to reduce thei office space, hence saving money and liberating thousands of sq. meters in very good areas of the city. Which can then be converted into housing, makin the real estate prices and rents drop…
    (One can always dream right? You asked)
    Tschüß

Join in!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.