Water fountain at the city harbor Waren (Müritz)
This fountain is located directly at the city harbor and shows a ship's propeller as a symbol for Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH. MMG is the world market leader in ship propeller construction. Ships on all oceans are powered by propellers from Waren (Müritz). The fountain was donated by the Rotarians, the Lions Club and private individuals and realized according to a design by Walther Preik.
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 passed away on 11.5.2018 in Waren (Müritz).