A variety of German-themed games were held this week on Fountain Square during the lunch hour to promote Oktoberfest! Wednesday and Thursday had the Beer Stein Races and the Pretzel Toss and today was the 2nd Annual Running of the Wieners!
Fountain Square was packed for the Races today and it was a hoot. So this post may be a little more lighthearted than some of the others, but it is a good time to mention that one of the Queen City's greatest symbols, the Tyler Davidson Fountain is German! The main fountain, including the "Genius of Waters" herself, was designed by August von Kreling and then cast in 1867 by Ferdinand von Miller and Sons at the Royal Bavarian Foundry in Munich. The four independent figures at the base were designed by von Miller's sons.
Next – Part VI: German Inscriptions of Over the Rhine