List of fountains in Bratislava

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Roland Fountain from 1572 is the oldest and most visited fountain in Bratislava

This is a list of fountains, drinking fountains and water wells in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Approximately half of the over 130 fountains found in the city form part of the picturesque landscape of the medieval Old Town borough of Bratislava (known in the past under many names) and serve as tourist attractions, many of the newer fountains are fine examples of socialist era building of modern panelák city suburbs. The number of fountains in Bratislava is comparable to the four times larger neighboring Austrian capital Vienna.[1]

One fountain, the Fountain for Suzanne (Slovak: Fontána pre Zuzanu) in Ružinov was specially built as the central setting of the 1986 Czechoslovak hit movie of the same name, directed by Slovak director Dušan Rapoš. The fountain features on the movie's iconic poster. Some fountains (like the Roland Fountain and the Ganymede's fountain) are part of almost every guided tour of the city, while others (like the fountain Earth - Planet of peace in front of the Presidential Palace) form part of everyday life in Bratislava and are important meeting points in the city.

Fountains in Bratislava were first built in the 16th century as means of water supply, the first decorative fountain in Bratislava was the Ganymede's Fountain from 1888. The oldest fountain in the city is the Roland Fountain from 1572. Due to Bratislava being in the temperate zone, outdoor fountains are turned off during the winter months. For the city owned fountains the season starts in April - May, and the fountains are not turned on en masse, but gradually starting first with the major fountains in the Old Town.[2] The season usually ends in October.

Description[edit]

The biggest fountain in Bratislava is Fontána Družby on Námestie Slobody, Old Town. The smallest fountain is Girl with a deer on Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town.

As of today, 42 fountains are taken care of by the municipal company Paming - Mestský investor pamiatkovej obnovy,[3] together with 11 small drinking water fountains and 3 water wells, the rest is owned by the Bratislava city boroughs and various private companies and hotels. Annual budget for running and maintenance of the fountains under Paming is approximately 150 000 €. Four fountains under Paming were out of order in the 2010 summer season: fountain on Námestie slobody, fountain on Námestie M. Benku, fountain on Uránová Street and fountain on Borská Street. All four would require reconstruction before being able to function again.

One fountain, the Fountain for Suzanne in Ružinov, was specially built as the central setting of the 1986 movie of the same name by Slovak director Dušan Rapoš. Fountain for Suzan is still widely known in Slovakia, despite the fountain itself, hidden behind apartment houses, quickly fell into obscurity. Moreover, it was built as a movie prop, without access to public water or electricity. During shooting, the fountain was attached to a cistern truck filled with water. In 2008 the fountain was reconstructed and made functional for the first time.

Many of Bratislava's fountains are tourist attractions, some of them feature in most guided tours. Occasionally, people are fined for swimming or skinny-dipping in the fountains, in most cases foreigners.[4]

Drinking fountains[edit]

There are currently 33 public drinking water fountains in Bratislava. They started to appear after the practical aspect of fountains diminished. In the past, the city featured a variety of historical drinking fountains, especially wall-fountains inside the courtyards of rich townspeople mansions. Baroque drinking fountains of this type included Putto s rybou I (Putto with a fish I) and Scharitzerova fontána (Scharitzer drinking fountain) inside the Apponyi Palace, Putto s rybou II on Biela Street survived until today.[5]

Drinking fountains are used especially during the summer, yet a lot of people are reluctant to drink the water due to fear of disease. According to the Public Health Office of Slovakia (Slovak: Úrad verejného zdravotníctva), all drinking water fountains supply the same tap water as residents have in their homes and the water is safe to drink.[6] Drinking fountains in Bratislava do not feature any instructions on how to operate them.

History[edit]

Bratislava, due to its location near the river Danube and due to various streams flowing down from the Little Carpathians mountains, always had plenty of water. Fountains were fed water from the streams uphill through a series of wooden pipes, later replaced by metal ones. Since the origin of the stream was higher than the fountain it fed, gravity ejected the water at the end. The pressure was usually very weak and used for example as water flowing from the mouths of animals.[7] During the coronation festivities accompanying the crowning of the Kings of Hungary in the city between 1563 and 1830, wine was usually poured into the town fountains.[8]

Originally, the project for the tunnel underneath the Bratislava Castle from the 1940s, today used for public transport trams, contained a fountain to be built into the wall of the eastern portal. When looking inside the tunnel, the fountain was supposed to be inside the wall to the right, but this wall was finally constructed shorter and without the fountain. It was supposed to consist of six small half-circle shaped basins arranged into a triangle, with the water cascading from the upper basins into the lower ones.

A new fountain is planned with the reconstruction of the Malokarpatské Námestie in the Lamač borough at least since 2002, but the project is unrealized as of 2012.[9]

In 2011, the residents of Vajnory inquired about the possibility to construct a fountain in the city district. According to the Monument Protection Office neither a fountain or a city-type water well can be constructed here due to historical reasons. The city part is planning to construct a village-type pump well with a basin to circulate the water.[10]

Image Name / Translation Year Artist Location / Coordinates Notes
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Maximiliánova fontána (Rolandova fontána) / Maximilian Fountain (Roland Fountain) 1572 Andreas Luttringer Hlavné námestie, Old Town
Oldest standing fountain in the city, it was ordered by Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor after a fire in 1563. Major reconstruction in the mid-18th century, outer pool added in 2006. The fountain features in local legends. It is a Slovak National Cultural Monument.
Bratislava Primates Palace Fountain Fish ON LQ.jpg
Cikacia fontána s rybou / Urinating fountain with a fish 1572 unknown author at the 3rd courtyard of the Primate's Palace, accessible either from the 2nd courtyard or via Uršulínska Street No. 6, Old Town
It consists of three parts - the basin is probably from a destroyed fountain that used to stand at the courtyard of the Ursulines cloister, the middle segment depicting urinating boys is from the original Roland Fountain from 1572, which was later topped by a fish fountain.
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Fontána s levom držiacim mestský znak (Fontána s levom) / Fountain with the lion holding the city coat-of-arms (Fountain with the lion) 1592 unknown author in front of Old Marketplace, Námestie SNP, Old Town
The lion statue leaning against the coat of arms of Bratislava is from Františkánske námestie from the year 1592, in the 1930s it was moved to Americké námestie and put on top of a baroque pedestal from the 17th century, originally from the Archbishop's garden where it remained until the 1950s. The lower basin is from the 20th century. The lion is a copy, the original is deposited in the Bratislava City Museum. The fountain is a Category 1A Bratislava City Monument.[11]
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Fontána Sv. Juraja / Fountain of Saint George 16?? project by Juraj Lippay jr., crafted by an unknown stonemason inside the Primate's Palace courtyard, Old Town
Built in the mid-17th century in the Grassalkovich Palace garden the sandstone figure of Saint George is modeled after its patron, Archbishop of Esztergom Juraj Lippay. It was moved to its current location in 1930. Dragon heads were later reconstructed by Alojz Rigele. The fountain features in local legends.
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Žena s krčahom (Nymfa) / Woman with a vase (Nymph) 1804 Feigler family, current version by Juraj Puškár, Andrej Baník Františkánske námestie, Old Town
It replaced the pillar and statue of the original "Lion Fountain", which stood there before. In the 1880s it was considered to be out of fashion and it was moved to the courtyard of the Old Town Hall and in 1998 it was moved back. The nymph statue is a copy.
Bratislava Hviezdoslavovo Namestie Ganymede Fountain ON LQ.jpg
Ganymédova fontána / Ganymede's Fountain 1888 Viktor Oskar Tilgner Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town
The first decorative fountain in the city and the first one to be fed filtered water from the Danube. It was inspired by the mythological Ganymede combined with the depictions of species common in the local part of the Danube: frogs, turtles and various fish. It was sponsored by the Slovak Savings Bank.
Bratislava Safarikovo Namestie Duck Fountain ON LQ.jpg
Kačacia fontána / Duck fountain 1914 Robert Kühmayer Šafárikovo námestie, Old Town (upper part of the square)
It features in local legends.[12]
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Dievča so srnkou (Diana) / Girl with a deer (Diane) 1942 Alojz Rigele, finished by Robert Kühmayer Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town
Bratislava Safarikovo Namestie Fountain Poetry LQ.jpg
Poézia (Marína) / Poetry (Marina) 1959 Tibor Bártfay, Lívia Móryová Šafárikovo námestie, Old Town (lower part of the square)
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Fontána Družby (Lipový kvet) / Fountain of union (Linden flower) 1980 Tibor Bártfay, Juraj Hovorka, Karol Lacko, Virgil Droppa, Juraj Hlavica Námestie Slobody, Old Town
Not functional, planned to be demolished due to the construction of underground parking garages.
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Tritón a nymfa / Triton and the nymph 1981 Viktor Oskar Tilgner courtyard of the Mirbach Palace, Františkánske námestie No. 11, Old Town
It is a 1981 copy of a fountain Tilgner created in 1874 in Vienna. It is the second copy standing in the city, since in the 1950s another copy was created for the Slovak National Gallery, though it stands only as a sculpture.
Bratislava Hodzovo Namestie Fountain ON LQ.jpg
Zem - planéta mieru / Earth - planet of peace 1982 Tibor Bártfay, Pavel Mikšík, Karol Lacko Hodžovo námestie, Old Town
Some sources claim it was built in 1984
Bratislava Presidential Garden Fountain Joy From Life OFF LQ.jpg
Radosť zo života (Radosť) / Joy from life (Joy) 1983 Tibor Bártfay, Pavel Mikšík, Karol Lacko garden of the Grassalkovich Palace, Old Town
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Labutia fontána / Swan fountain 1986 Pavel Mikšík Medic garden, Old Town
The fountain replaced an older fountain by the same author called Mária which now stands in the Ružinov city part.
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Unknown name / Unknown name 2000 unknown author in front of Hotel Carlton, Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd., capable of color effects after dark.
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Fontána pred P. O. Hviezdoslavom / Unknown name 2002 Oto Grossmann, Juraj Šimek Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town
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Vodný potok / Water stream 2002 Oto Grossmann, Juraj Šimek Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town
Bratislava Americke Namestie Fountain ON LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author Americké námestie, Old Town, close to the Avion building, hidden behind bushes
Bratislava Karadzicova Street Fountain Akt Zeny ON LQ.jpg
Akt ženy (Zuzka) / Act of a woman (Susan) N/A unknown author Karadžičová Street, junction with Záhradnícka Street, Old Town
Marta / Martha 1972–1974 Pavel Mikšík in front of Palace of Justice near Justičná Street, Záhradnícka Street, Old Town
There is a sculpture made of stainless steel with dimensions 2,2 x 2,0 meters, symbolizing the water flower Nymphaea in the middle of the fountain. The fountain was out of order for a long time before being restored by Paming on 1 May 2003. The fountain is administered by Paming.
Nataša / Natasha 1972–1974 Pavel Mikšík in front of Palace of Justice near Šoltésova Street, Záhradnícka Street, Old Town
There is a sculpture made of stainless steel with dimensions 2,2 x 2,0 meters, symbolizing the water flower Nymphaea in the middle of the fountain. The fountain was out of order for a long time before being restored by Paming on 23 May 2003. The fountain is administered by Paming.
Fontána M. Benku / Fountain of M. Benka N/A unknown author Námestie M. Benku, Old Town
Not functional due to the canalization being damaged by cars.
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Vodná kaskáda a lipový kvet / Water cascade and Linden flower N/A Juraj Hovorka A. Dubček Square, outside of the National Council of the Slovak Republic building, Old Town
Unknown name / Unknown name 1979 Pavel Mikšík on the Terrace in the exterior of Bratislava Castle, Old Town
Unknown name / Unknown name 1979 Pavel Mikšík on the Terrace in the exterior of Bratislava Castle, Old Town
Unknown name / Unknown name 1981 Pavel Mikšík in the Bratislava Castle Park, Old Town
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Holubia fontána / Pigeon fountain 1986 fountain and statue by Pavel Mikšík in the front garden of the Aspremonte Palace, in Old Town
Created in place of an original baroque fountain which has not been preserved. Main body is made of sandstone, the pigeons are made of bronze.
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Fontána na pešej zóne / Unknown name 2001 Martin Lettrich Poštová Street, Old Town
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Prútikár / Diviner 2007 Martin Lettrich Štefánikova Street, Old Town
Bratislava River Park Hotel Kempinski Fountain ON LQ.jpg
Vodné trysky / Water jets 20?? unknown author in front of Hotel Kempinski in the River Park development on the Danube riverbank, Old Town
Bratislava Mickieviczova Street Hospital Fountain LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author inside the building complex of the State Hospital at Mickiewiczova Street No. 13, Old Town
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of the Ministry of Labor, Špitálska Street No. 4 - 8, Old Town
Bratislava Gorkeho Street Palace Motesickych Fountain ON LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author in the courtyard of Palace Motešických on Gorkého Street No. 5, Old Town
The fountain is not accessible to the public, but it is clearly visible from the Palace entrance.
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author passage near the National Theater at Gorkého Street, Old Town
Could be considered to be an indoor fountain as well.
Bratislava Passenger Port Harbour Building Fountain OFF LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author in front of the Harbour building of the Passenger Port in Bratislava, Fajnorovo Nábrežie Street, Old Town
The fountain is not funcional.
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Unknown name / Unknown name N/A Sculpture Cantus by Alojz Rigele in the courtyard of Georgievits Palace at Panenská Street No. 11, Old Town
The fountain contains the life-sized sculpture of opera singer Oľga Trebitschová (1887-1919), ordered by her husband, banker Dionýz Trebitsch in 1919. The marble sculpture is accompanied by two pillars with flower-holders atop. The fountain is a protected monument with the number 101-506/2 in the Slovak Republic.
Bratislava Racianske Myto Fountain LQ.jpg
Gejzír / Geyser N/A unknown author In the park belonging to the Račianske mýto junction, New Town
Height of the water column is 7 meters
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author in the atrium of the Istropolis building, Trnavské mýto, New Town
Bratislava Hotel Dom Sportu Fountain OFF LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of Hotel Dom Športu, near Polus City Center, New Town
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Unknown name / Unknown name 2000-2002 Martin Lettrich in front of the Polus City Center, Vajnorská Street No. 100, New Town
The main, outside part of the system of fountains that includes one long but narrow pool that actually runs through the main entrance hall and continues on the outside, it was constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
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Technická / Technical fountain N/A unknown author Ľudové námestie, New Town
Kvet / Flower 1991 Pavel Mikšík Hálková Street (outside of the Shopping Centre Slimák), New Town
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Milenci / Lovers 1959-1960 Alexander Trizuljak (statue) in front of Hotel Dukla (Apollo), Dulovo námestie, Ružinov
Fontána pre Zuzanu / Fountain for Susan 1985 Ing. Arch. Miloš Kalina Kupeckého Street, Ružinov
Pool diameter is 6.25 meters, the fountain is 3.5 meters tall, it is made of concrete and steel. The pillar represents a lotos flower. Constructed in 1985 as a movie prop, it was restored and made functional in 2008. A new pool had to be built and water is now flowing from 3 stages. The fountain includes a mechanical room in the underground.
Puk lipy / Linden bud N/A Alexander Bilkovič, Iľja Skoček Ivana Horvátha Street, Ružinov
The fountain basin features stairs. According to the original plans from the 1980s the basin should have contained Nymphaea plants.
Bratislava Bachova Street Fountain Maria ON LQ.jpg
Mária / Maria 1976 Pavel Mikšík Bachova Street, Ružinov
Originally constructed for the City Park Medic garden as a kinetic piece using sound and light effects, it was made of stainless steel resting on ceramic plateau, its mobile parts were powered by water and some parts could be moved around by playing children. During the time the Park was renovated, the sculpture was moved temporarily to the Štrkovec part of Ružinov. Later, it was moved at its current place replacing a fountain by Jozef Jankovič.
Bratislava Park A Hlinku Small Fountain OFF LQ.jpg
Vejárová (Malá) / Fan fountain (Small) N/A unknown author inside A. Hlinka Park, Ružinovská Street, Ružinov
Bratislava Park A Hlinku Big Fountain LQ.jpg
Závojová (Veľká) / Veil fountain (Large) N/A unknown author inside A. Hlinka Park, Ružinovská Street, Ružinov
The fountain originally featured color lights along both of the veils, these are no longer funcional. The fountain itself is functional, although seldom turned on.
Vodná ruža (Lopatková) / Water rose (Paddle fountain) N/A Vladimír Farár, Ladislav Pinkavský Bystrého Street, Ružinov
Kozmický kameň / Cosmic stone N/A unknown author Vl. Clementisa Street, Ružinov
Uránový kameň / Uranium stone N/A unknown author Uránová Street, Ružinov
Not functional, lack of funds for reconstruction. It is the smallest fountain in Ružinov. The sculpture depicting a stone is missing.
Plastika s raketou / Sculpture with a rocket N/A unknown author Kvačalová Street, Ružinov
Mozaiková / Mosaic fountain N/A unknown author Rezedová Street, Ružinov
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Unknown name / Unknown name 1996 Pavel Mikšík in front of the Centrála Všeobecnej úverovej banky (VUB bank headquarters) at Mlynské Nivy No. 1, Ružinov
The fountain uses a classic water management solution with an underground reservoir. The piece is made of granite and polished and gilded stainless steel. In the night hours it is lit with different light sources.
Jurki dom / Jurki house fountain N/A unknown author near Domkárska Street in Ružinov
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Fontána s plastikou / Unknown name 1937 Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of the erotic saloon in the Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka
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Spievajúca fontána (Nika) / Singing fountain (Nika) N/A unknown author in front of Technopol building, Petržalka
For a short time during the summer, the fountain is accompanied by music in the evenings. It is the only fountain with sound effects in Bratislava.
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author Mánesovo námestie, Petržalka
Not functional
Unknown name / Unknown name 2006 Architects: Kočan, Beňačka outside of the Forte Extra (Plus 7 dní) building, Petržalka
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Potok Aupark / Aupark stream N/A unknown author outside of the Aupark shopping mall, Petržalka
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of Digital Park, Petržalka
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author Bosákova Street, Petržalka
Fountain constructed together with benches as part of a renovation project.
Vlna / Wave N/A unknown author Pekná cesta, Rača
Rozprávka (Dráčik) / Fairytale (Little dragon fountain) N/A unknown author Plicková Street, Rača
Kozmická / Cosmic fountain N/A unknown author Jurkovičová Street, Rača
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Rodina (Hríby) / Family (Mushrooms) N/A unknown author Karloveská Street, Karlova Ves
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Technická / Technical fountain N/A unknown author Jurigovo námestie, Karlova Ves
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Technická / Technical fountain 197? unknown author Adámiho Street No. 8, at the corner of Adámiho Street and Nováckeho Street, Karlova Ves
Ceased functioning 3 years after construction, due to citizens complaining about noise. Restored after 25 years on 9 May 2006
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Fontána a potok / Fountain and Water stream 9 May 2006 unknown author Námestie Sv. Františka, Karlova Ves
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Technická / Technical fountain N/A unknown author Borská Street, Karlova Ves
Not functional, lack of funds of reconstruction.
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Technická / Technical fountain N/A unknown author Batková Street, Dúbravka
Unknown name / Unknown name 2007 Martin Lettrich surrounded by the residential complex "Koprivnica", Koprivnická Street in Dúbravka
The fountain is built on private property and it is not accessible to the public. It is not visible from any public space.
Plastika kvetu – lotosový kvet / Flower sculpture - Lotos flower N/A unknown author Ožvoldíková Street, Dúbravka
The fountain was out of order for some time before being re-painted and restarted at 15 May 2003. It was later restored in 2005 and again in 2007, being repeatedly vandalized. The rectangle pool is 12 x 6 meters, made of ferro-concrete with ceramic tiles, the sculpture is made from metal. The fountain is administered by Paming.
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Unknown name / Unknown name N/A Alexander Bilkovič (statue), Iľja Skoček, Pavol Bauer in front of the New building of the Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova Street
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Unknown name / Unknown name 2010 unknown author Námestie Milana Rastiaslava Štefánika, next to Eurovea, near the Slovak National Theatre
The fountain's transparent floor is simultaneously the floor of the shopping mall underneath.
Unknown name / Unknown name 2008 Architects: Siebert + Talaš Ltd. outside of the Slovenský plynárenský priemysel headquarters, Plynárenská Street
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Unknown name / Unknown name 2004 Architect: Ing. arch. Ivan Kubík outside of the BBC V, Bratislavské Business Centrum 5 building
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of the BBC IV, Bratislavské Business Centrum 4 building
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of the BBC III, Bratislavské Business Centrum 3 building
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of the BBC II, Bratislavské Business Centrum 2 building
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of the BBC I, Bratislavské Business Centrum 1 building
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author outside of the Allianz building, Dostojevského rad
System of fountains that contains at least four different fountains.
Fontána v lodenici / Unknown name 1977 Pavel Mikšík unknown location by the Danube
Vtáčia fontána / Bird fountain 2003 Martin Lettrich Záhorská Bystrica
Unknown name / Unknown name 2006 Pavel Mikšík on an unknown square in Záhorská Bystrica

The following fountains used to exist in the city in the past:

  • Fontána v Rozáriu (Fountain in the rosarium) by Ladislav Majerský (statue), it was originally built in Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka in 1937. The statue of a woman was later moved (without the fountain) into the area of swimming pool at Tehelné pole and in the 1970s, the water reservoir was removed from Sad Janka Kráľa (together with the rosarium).
  • Unknown baroque fountain which stood in the front garden of the Aspremonte Palace, in Old Town, it was replaced by Holubia fontána (Pigeon fountain) by Pavel Mikšík in 1986.

List of interior fountains in Bratislava[edit]

Image Name / Translation Year Artist Location / Coordinates Notes
Bratislava Aupark indoor fountain ON LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name 2004 unknown author inside Aupark shopping mall, Petržalka
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Bratislava Avion Shopping Park Fountain ON LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name 2002 Martin Lettrich inside Avion Shopping Park
Unknown name / Unknown name 1981 Pavel Mikšík in the atrium of Bratislava Culture Centre
Unknown name / Unknown name 1993 Martin Lettrich Hotel Perugia, Zelená Street 5, Old Town
Unknown name / Unknown name 1993 Martin Lettrich Hungarian Embassy in Slovakia, Sedlárska Street 3, Old Town
Unknown name / Unknown name 1994 Martin Lettrich Stredisko cenných papierov, 29. Augusta Street 1/A
Unknown name / Unknown name 1994 Martin Lettrich Stavebná sporiteľna, unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 1995 Martin Lettrich Oriflame, unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 1997 Martin Lettrich GR Hydrostav, unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 1998 Martin Lettrich Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, Hlboká cesta 2, Old Town, entrance hall and the minister's premises
Unknown name / Unknown name 1998 Martin Lettrich Slovnaft a.s., unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 1998 Martin Lettrich Infin, spol. s r.o., unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 1999 Martin Lettrich Ernst & Young, unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 2000 Martin Lettrich Pentagon s.r.o., unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 2002 Martin Lettrich Transpetrol, unknown location
Bratislava Polus City Center Fountain Inside LQ.jpg
Unknown name / Unknown name 2000-2002 Martin Lettrich main entrance hall of the Polus City Center on Vajnorská Street No. 100, New Town
Inside part of a system of fountains that includes one long but narrow pool that actually runs through the main entrance hall and continues on the outside, it was constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Unknown name / Unknown name 2003 Martin Lettrich interior fountains, Unibanka - not even sure if this is in Bratislava
Unknown name / Unknown name 2003 Martin Lettrich inside the reception area of "Klub Penati", Agátová Street No. 33, Dúbravka
"Klub Penati" is a private club and the fountain is probably not accessible to the public.
Island / Iceland 2006 Martin Lettrich interior fountain in Elektrovod, unknown location
Unknown name / Unknown name 2007 Martin Lettrich Entrance hall of Tower 115
Unknown name / Unknown name 2008 Architects: Siebert + Talaš Ltd. Slovenský plynárenský priemysel headquarters, Plynárenská Street
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Unknown name / Small one 2008 Martin Lettrich inside Apollo Business Center
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Unknown name / Large one 2008 Martin Lettrich inside Apollo Business Center
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Unknown name / Unknown name 2012 Ing. arch. Kornel Kobák, Ing. arch. Zuzana Cambelová A private citizen's mansion, unknown location
Constructed by Slovak company Mramor Ltd.
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author inside House of Culture Ružinov (DK Ružinov)
Not functional, the fountain is uninstalled from its basin. It used to contain spheres made of stainless steel and chrome and it was designed together with the huge lamp above the fountain.
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author inside Shopping Palace, Cesta na Senec No. 2/A, Zlaté Piesky
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A Peter Bauer, Dušan Buřila entrance hall of the new Slovak National Theatre building
Unknown name / Unknown name N/A unknown author Galvaniho Business Center, Galvaniho Street, Ružinov

The following interior fountains used to exist in the city in the past:

  • Fountain inside the lobby of the former hotel Forum (today Crowne Plaza) at Hodžovo námestie, Old Town. The fountain was removed after the hotel was sold and reconstructed.

List of drinking water fountains in Bratislava[edit]

Part of the drinking water fountains is out of order at any given time.

Image Name Translation Year Artist Street/Square
Coordinates
Notes
Picia fontánka - Ryba Drinking fountain - Fish unknown date unknown author Sedlárska Street No. 10, Old Town Administered by Paming, according to some sources it is in depository
Picia fontánka - Váza Drinking fountain - Vase unknown date unknown author garden of the Grassalkovich Palace, Old Town Administered by Paming, according to some sources it is in depository
Palugyayova studňa Palugyay well unknown date unknown author Zelená Street No. 1, Old Town Administered by Paming
u Červeného raka Drinking fountain at the Red Crayfish unknown date unknown author Michalská Street No. 26, Red Crayfish Pharmacy building, Old Town
Administered by Paming
Putto s rybou II Putto with a fish II unknown date unknown author inside a courtyard of a house on Biela Street, Old Town
Baroque drinking fountain. Administered by Paming
Picia fontánka - Palffyovská Palffy drinking fountain unknown date unknown author Panská Street No. 19 (Johann Pálffy Palace), Old Town Administered by Paming
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Vtáčia fontána Bird fountain 1900 original by Stollwerk company of Bratislava intersection of Panská Street, Ventúrska Street and Strakova Street, Old Town Original fountain is from 1900, made in the Czech city Blansko, later removed. In 2001 an epoxide copy was installed which was replaced by an iron copy in 2002. It offers drinking options for dogs, humans and birds. It is owned by the Old Town city district.[13]
Unknown name Unknown name 1998 Martin Lettrich Panská Street, Old Town
Bratislava Namestie SNP Drinking Fountain LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name unknown date Alexander Bilkovič Námestie SNP, in front of Stará Tržnica, Old Town Administered by Paming.
Made of Cuban marble and stainless steel
Bratislava Hviezdoslavovo Namestie Drinking Fountain East LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name unknown date Alexander Bilkovič eastern part of Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town Administered by Paming.
Made of Cuban marble and stainless steel
Bratislava Hviezdoslavovo Namestie Drinking Fountain West LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name unknown date Alexander Bilkovič western part of Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Old Town Administered by Paming.
Made of Cuban marble and stainless steel
Unknown name Unknown name unknown date Alexander Bilkovič Medic Garden, Old Town Made of Cuban marble and stainless steel
Unknown name Unknown name (large) 1986 Pavel Mikšík Medic Garden, Old Town Made of marble and stainless steel
Unknown name Unknown name (middle) 1986 Pavel Mikšík Medic Garden, Old Town Made of marble and stainless steel
Unknown name Unknown name (small) 1986 Pavel Mikšík Medic Garden, Old Town Made of marble and stainless steel, accessible to children
Bratislava Hlavne Namestie Drinking Fountain LQ.jpg
Strážna búdka s pitnou fontánkou Guard post with a drinking fountain 2006 Marián Prešnajder, Otto Grossmann and Juraj Šimek Hlavné námestie, Old Town Administered by Paming
Bratislava Zupne Namestie Drinking Fountain.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name 2006 unknown author Župné námestie, Old Town Administered by Paming
Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Drinking Fountain LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name unknown date unknown author Platform No. 1 of the Bratislava Main Railway Station, Old Town
Bratislava Drinking Fountain Hotel Forum Obchodna Street LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name unknown date unknown author In front of former Hotel Forum (today Crowne Plaza) at Obchodná Street, Old Town
Bratislava Rybne Namestie Drinking Fountain LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name unknown date unknown author Rybné Námestie, in front of Hotel Danube, Old Town
Bratislava Vajanskeho Nabrezie Drinking Fountain LQ.jpg
Tajpejská fontánka Taipei drinking fountain 28 March 2012 unknown author Vajanského nábrežie riverbank, in front of the Old Town District Office, Old Town Built by R.O.C. (Taiwan) Development Fund
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Sad Janka Kráľa, Petržalka
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Petržalské korzo, Petržalka
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Petržalské korzo, Petržalka
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Petržalské korzo, Petržalka
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Pekníkova Street Park, Dúbravka
Unknown name Unknown name 2008 Martin Lettrich Partizánska lúka in the Bratislava Forest Park, New Town
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Partizánska lúka in the Bratislava Forest Park, New Town Made of stone
Bratislava Zlate Piesky Drinking Fountain 1 LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Zlaté Piesky, Ružinov
Bratislava Zlate Piesky Drinking Fountain 2 LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Zlaté Piesky, Ružinov
Bratislava Zlate Piesky Drinking Fountain 3 LQ.jpg
Unknown name Unknown name N/A unknown author Zlaté Piesky, Ružinov

List of water wells in Bratislava[edit]

As of today, none of the water wells in Bratislava are actually used and they serve a purely decorative function. There are 24 wells in the Old Town district of Bratislava, the well at the courtyard of the Universitas Istropolitana is the oldest.

Image Name Translation Year Artist Street/Square
Coordinates
Bratislava studna zupne namestie.jpg
Studňa na Župnom námestí Well at Župa Square discovered and restored in 2006 unknown author Župné námestie, Old Town
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Studňa na Primaciálnom námestí Well at Primate's Square discovered and restored in 1977 author unknown Primaciálne námestie, Old Town
Studňa U Červeného raka Well by the Red Crayfish date unknown author unknown Michalská Street 26, Old Town
Unknown name Unknown name date unknown author unknown inside courtyard of the Universitas Istropolitana on Ventúrska Street, Old Town
Unknown name Unknown name date unknown, discovered during construction author unknown inside the medieval palace of marshall Pálffy on Ventúrska Street 10, Old Town
Unknown name Unknown name date unknown, discovered during construction author unknown inside the basement of the neo-gothic addition to the Old Town Hall (Bratislava), Old Town.
Unknown name Unknown name date unknown, reconstructed in 2008 author unknown Hlboká cesta, Old Town.
Bratislava Dubravka studňa2.jpg
Horánska studňa / Dúbravská studňa Horánska well / Dúbravka well 16th century author unknown Old Dúbravka, Dúbravka

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prechádzky po Bratislave: Uránový kameň zmizol, Čas zničili (Walks across Bratislava: The uranium stone disappeared, Time was destroyed)". SME. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ SITA (2 April 2012). "Tento týždeň spustia v meste fontány (Fountains in the city will be turned on this week)". SME. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "PAMING - City Investor of Monument Restoration - Fountains in Bratislava". Bratislava City Webpage. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Liptáková, Jana (17 December 2007). "May - June - Not a banner summer for Bratislava fountains". The Slovak Spectator. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fontány pomáhajú zvládať leto (Fountains help cope with the summer)". SME. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pitným fontánam ľudia neveria (People do not trust drinking water fountains)". SME. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "V meste je vyše sto fontán, viaceré z nich sú v zlom stave (There is over 100 fountains in the city, many of them in bad condition)". SME. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Queen Eleonora’s crowning re-enacted in Bratislava". The Slovak Spectator. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "V Lamači bude nová fontána (New fountain will be constructed in Lamač)". Bratislavské Noviny. 28 March 2002. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  10. ^ TASR (18 June 2011). "Vajnorčania opravujú Ľudový dom a chcú fontánu (Vajnory residents are repairing the Ľudový dom and they want a fountain". SME. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Štassel, PhDr. I. "Fontána s levom držiacim mestský znak". Mestský ústav ochrany pamiatok. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "O kačacej fontáne a skamenelých chlapcoch (About the duck fountain and boys turned into stone)". SME. 6 July 2002. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Vtáčia fontána je už z kovu (Bird fountain is made of metal now)". SME. 30 July 2002. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 

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