Bronze statue of emperor Ludwig der Bayer with crown, sword and shield and with a scroll in his hand. The statue is placed on a column, which stsands in a round bowl, bear by eight pillars with grotesque masks as gargoyles, which in turn stand in an octagonal fountain basin.
The capital of the column shows a bold relief of three Tritons and a mermaid.
The column is adorned with two gargoyles in the form of a deer and boar's head and four medaillons with a dedication, coats of arms and a relief portrait:
- Deer's head and the coat of arms of Bavaria.
- Portrait of Luitpold von Bayern (Würzburg 1821-München 1912), Prince Regent of Bavaria, 1886-1912 (Wikipedia).
- Boar's head and the coat of arms of Weißenburg in Bayern.
guss. h. klement | rupp erzgiesserei muenchen | 1902
Bronze statue of Emperor Ludwig IV, who granted in 1338 a Stadtwald (town's wood) to the town of Weißenburg.
- Emil Dittler (Pforzheim 1868 - München 1902),
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Location (N 49°1'50" - E 10°58'27")
Item Code: deby393; Photograph: 11 October 2014
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