The fountain is located in the most representative point of the city, in the north-western part of Długi Targ, on the axis of the Artus Court.
This symbol of Gdańsk’s relationship with the sea was placed in front of the Artus Court in 1633 thanks to the efforts of the then mayor, Bartłomiej Schachmann. A year later, an iron grille with the coats of arms of Gdańsk and Polish eagles was added. The author of the design of the entire fountain was Abraham van den Blocke. According to one of the Gdańsk legends, it was Neptune who contributed to the creation of the famous Gdańsk liqueur – Goldwasser.
Over time, the Neptune Fountain became a symbol of Gdańsk; its replica, next to the Artus Court and the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers, was placed in the Mini-Europe Park in Brussels. This is the place where most tourists take photos.