The petite sculpture was created by Elsa Montag in a small triangular plaza on Gaustraße. With outstanding detail and workmanship, the facial expression, the hair, the fish and tail are unique and beautifully crafted.
The fountain and the mermaid were created in 1943 and was installed in 1950. It is known as the Fischweiberbrunnen, which translates approximately as "Fishwife Fountain" or "Mermaid Fountain".
Despite the small size of this statue, the features are very fine and detailed and the workmanship is superb. The artist made the mermaid twin-tailed, which is not unusual. Other twin-tailed mermaids in our collection are listed here.