Neptune’s Fountain is a 17th-century fountain situated by the Artus Court on Long Market in Gdansk, Poland. The fountain was the idea of Mayor Bartłomiej Schachmann and other local authorities in the 16th century as they wanted a monument in the city. The fountain includes a sculpture of Neptune the god of the sea and was designed by Abraham Van den Blocke and was cast in bronze by Piotr Husen and Gerdt Benning. The fountain sculpture was heavily restored after the Second World War. The fig leaf over the sculptures genitals was a recent addition as was the little fence surrounding the fountain which is there to protect it from damage.
The fountain is situated by the Artus Court on Long Market which is a 15-minute walk from the major transport hub of the city ‘Gdansk Glowny’. Most of the sights of Gdansk are within a walking distance of each other due to the city being fairly small.
Opening Times and Admission
The fountain is situated in a public area, it can be visited for free at any hour of any day.