The Singing Fountain is one of the dominant features of Mariánské Lázně. It is situated on the Colonnade close to the statue of Abbot Reitenberger. The fountain is a circular pool of 18m diameter with a 12-piece stone sculpture of stylized flower forms with a polished steel center piece. The fountain is made up of a 10 basic water jet system that in total contains more than 250 actual jets with the center jet capable of reaching a height of six meters. Its operation is computerised enabling it to produce a very creative and varied combination of jet effects including coloured lights embedded within the pool. The creator of these artistic effects is the academic architect Pavel Mišík.
There is a daily program of music played during the fountain displays that occur on each odd hour from 7 am until 10 pm with the final two displays (9 am & 10 pm), including the use of the embedded lights, adding to the beauty of the nightly spectacle. Each year on 30th April at 9 pm, the first fountain display of the tourist season takes place. The official close of each year’s season sees the fountain complete its final display on the end of October or start of November (see our Calender of Events).