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Schärding - Christophorusbrunnen am Oberen Stadtplatz

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Schärding (Bairisch: Scháréng)
ist eine Stadt mit 4884 Einwohnern (Stand 1. Jänner 2012) in Österreich. Sie liegt am Inn, südlich von Passau, am westlichen Rand des Innviertels, und ist als Bezirkshauptstadt lokales Zentrum für den umliegenden Bezirk.

Geschaffen 1963 von Prof. Hans Wimmer, München. Das große Becken symbolisiert den Wasserreichtum Schärdings, die Schiff­fahrt, den elektrischen Strom der Innkraftwerke und die Kalt- und Warm­wasserkuren, aber auch die Hochwasser­gefahr, der die Stadt immer wieder ausgesetzt war und immer noch ist.

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A: Flea market in Schärding, Oberer Stadtplatz

by Roberto Scavino, less than 10 meters away

Flea market in Schärding, Oberer Stadtplatz

C: Schärding - Stadtmuseum

by H.J.Weber, 60 meters away

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G: Schärding - Springbrunnen am Stadtplatz

by H.J.Weber, 100 meters away

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H: Schärding - Stadtmauer u. Wehrturm

by H.J.Weber, 120 meters away

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I: Schärding - Stadtpfarrkirche St. Georg

by H.J.Weber, 130 meters away

Schärding - Stadtpfarrkirche St. Georg

J: Schärding - Altstadt, schmalstes Haus

by H.J.Weber, 160 meters away

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This panorama was taken in Upper Austria, Europe

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