Hedwig Fountain

The Hedwig Fountain (German: Hedwigbrunnen) or Lindenhof Fountain is a fountain in the Lindenhof hill in Zürich, Switzerland, which was built in 1912. The helmeted statue of a woman beside the fountain was made by Gustav Siber. It was built to honor the Zürich women who defended the city by duping the army of Duke Albert I of Germany during the siege of Zürich in 1292. They dressed in full battle gear in order to trick the Habsburg army into thinking that the city was well protected [1][2] while their men were busy campaigning at Winterthur.

Hedwig Fountain
German: Hedwigbrunnen
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ArtistGustav Siber
Year1912 (1912)
TypePublic fountain
MediumStone
LocationLindenhof, Zürich, Switzerland
Coordinates47°22′22.289988″N 8°32′28.819968″E / 47.37285833000°N 8.54133888000°E / 47.37285833000; 8.54133888000Coordinates: 47°22′22.289988″N 8°32′28.819968″E / 47.37285833000°N 8.54133888000°E / 47.37285833000; 8.54133888000

The source of its water comes from the Limmat river.

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  1. ^ "Where to Go". Berlitz: Switzerland Pocket Guide. Princeton, NJ: Berlitz Publishing Company. April 1999. pp. 30–31. ISBN 2-8315-7159-6.
  2. ^ "Lindenhof (Hedwig) fountain on Lindenhof hill - Zürich, Switzerland". Way Marking. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

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