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(Neue Universität)

Fürstbischof Julius Echter und Prinzregent Luitpold

Prince-bishop Julius Echter and Prince Regent Luitpold

Hermann Hahn & Hubert Netzer

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Central on the roof is a sculpture of Prometheus, who brought the fire and thus the light to mankind, between two dragons, under this statue the motto veritati(to truth). On the sides of the front façade are two busts in niches, with year beneath them and the coat of arms of the depicted person above:

Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn

Prinzregent Luitpold von Bayern



Neobarock main building for the university, built 1892-1896 by the architect Rudolf Ritter Horstig d'Aubigny. The sculptures were by Hahn and Netzer.

Sources & Information


  • Bishop
  • Bust (man)
  • Coat of arms
  • Echter von Mespelbrunn, Julius
  • Hahn, Hermann
  • Luitpold (Prince Regent of Bavaria)
  • Monarch
  • Netzer, Hubert
  • Prometheus
  • Location (N 49°47'16" - E 9°56'7")

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    Item Code: deby196; Photograph: 27 September 2011
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