||The imposing Market Fountain with the statue of Charlemagne. In 1620 the master craftsman Franz von Trier cast the bronze bowl of the fountain, which weighs seven tons, in Aachen. The statue of Charlemagne was created in Dinant in Belgium. The fountain material is “Blaustein” (blue limestone). The fountain itself was renovated in 1735 by the city master builder Johann Josef Couven and is typical of his style. The two well-nourished bronze dolphins were incorporated in the basin a little later in 1738.