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).
- East (Front): Relief with coat of arms of Prince-Elector Karl Theodor and statue of a river god.
- South: Relief representing the unification of Bavaria and the Palatinate (two putti and a crown) and statue of a river goddess
- West: Relief commemorating the 50th anniversary of Karl Theodor (invisible) and a statue of a river god.
- North: Relief of Minerva as patroness of the university of Heidelberg (she lights a torch hold by two putti) and statue of a river goddess
hoc pietatis monumentum posuit
senatus populusque heidelbergensis
For the father of the Palatinate,|
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.
- Franz Conrad Linck (Speyer 1730 - Mannheim 1793),
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 49°24'49" - E 8°42'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: debw046; Photograph: 26 September 2011
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