Neptune Fountain

Peterhof Neptune Fountain
Peterhof’s Neptune Fountain.

Following a tour of the palace interiors, a stroll through the Upper Park, on the south side of the palace, is in order. This symmetrical formal garden is far less imaginative than the Lower Park, with its playful fountains and cascading waterfalls. Its focal point is the Neptune Fountain, made in Germany in the 17th century and bought by Paul I in 1782. During the war this three-tiered group of bronze sculptures was carried away by the Germans, and eventually recovered and reinstalled in 1956.