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Karl Theodor von der Pfalz

Charles Theodore Count Palatine of the Rhine

Drogenbusch Palace, Brussels, 1724 - München 1799
Prince-Elector and Count Palatine (1742-1799), Prince-Elector and Duke of Bavaria (1777-1799)
Conrad Linck
1788 (copy)

Heidelberg /  Karl Theodor von der Pfalz   Heidelberg /  Karl Theodor von der Pfalz


Stone statue on a pedestal with four reliefs (added in 1792) and four allegorical statues represending the main rivers in Karl Theodor's lands: Rhine and Danube as male river gods, and Moselle and Isar as female goddesses (thus the Neckar is not represented).


palatinorum patri,
hoc pietatis monumentum posuit
senatus populusque heidelbergensis
ao mdcclxxxviii.
For the father of the Palatinate,
Karl Theodor
this pious monument was placed
by the senate and the people of Heidelberg
in the year 1788

Signed: c. linck. inv lr fecit


Karl Theodor had the old wooden bridge which was destroyed by a storm rebuilt in stone, 1784. The other statue on the bridge, the goddess Minerva, was also placed in honor of the Prince-Elector.

The original statue is in the Kurpfälzische Museum.


Sources & Information


  • Bridge with statues
  • Coat of arms
  • Danube (personification)
  • Isar (personification)
  • Karl Theodor von der Pfalz
  • Linck, Conrad
  • Mosel (personification)
  • Rhine (personification)
  • River god/goddess
  • Locatie (N 49°24'49" - E 8°42'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: debw046; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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