The Fastnachtsbrunnen or "Carnival Fountain" is nearly nine metres high. It was completed in 1967 and features more than 200 bronze figures depicting the spirit and myth of carnival in Mainz, with characters like Till Eulenspiegel, Father Rhine and Hanswurst. And there are of course the famous "Weck, Worscht und Woi" beloved by the people of Mainz. The fountain is located on Schillerplatz near the crossroads of Schillerstrasse and Ludwigstrasse. From the balcony of Osteiner Hof overlooking the square, the great and good of Mainz gather on 11 November to officially open the carnival season.