Walther Preik drinking fountain
This drinking fountain in the shape of a dancing elephant provides fresh water on the Neuer Markt in the outer lounge area of the Altstadt Café. It is made of bronze on a granite base and invites guests and locals for refreshment.
The sculptor Walther Preik was born on 5.3.1932 in Massow. He first completed an apprenticeship as a stonemason from 1947 to 1950. Then he attended the technical school for applied arts in Wismar and until 1958 the College of Fine Arts in Dresden. After earning his diploma there, he came to Waren (Müritz) to live and work here as a freelance artist. Especially with his animal sculptures and fable figures he became known and left his artistic mark everywhere in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Especially in Waren (Müritz) you can find many works in public space. Walther Preik died on 11.5.2018 in Waren (Müritz).