Bruat Fountain  

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Parc du Champ de Mars, 68000 Colmar
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This fountain, built in tribute to Admiral Armand-Joseph Bruat (1796-1855) who was born in Colmar, is the work of Auguste Bartholdi and was inaugurated in 1864. It was the first in Colmar to have a system to stream water. The fountain represented the allegories of the four continents. It was destroyed by the Nazis in 1940. In 1958, the bronze statue was restored and placed on a new fountain built by sculptor Choain and architect Porte. The original sandstone heads are kept at the Bartholdi Museum. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) said in his writings that the head of the African was what inspired him to be a doctor in the African bush.

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Parc du Champ de Mars, 68000 Colmar
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 Place Unterlinden
68000 COLMAR - FRANCE

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OPENING HOURS

Timetable for July
Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Timetable for August
Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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