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Untere Hauptallee

Curriculum Vitae

Jürgen Goertz

Bad Pyrmont /  Curriculum Vitae


In the center of the Untere Hauptalle is a watercourse with 16 cascades, following the plans by the landscape architect K.P. Schreckenberg.

Jürgen Goertz provided an embellishment of the walkway in the form of different sculptures out of quite different materials. The theme is the Life of Man:

  1. The water streams out from under a sculpture of a child on a globe with 19 points of light, representing the nineteen wells of Pyrmont.
  2. The Four Seasons Square. The symbols of the four seasons appear as portraits on four massive columns marking the corners of the square. In the centre the water plunges into a well, watched over by a monumental enlargement of the statue of Venus from the New Stone Age (ca. 16,000 BC), belonging to the earliest cultural works of mankind and symbolizing fertility and vitality. Around the well are benches with portraits of famous visitors and of the artists.
  3. At the end, the water passes two sculpture groups, each worked out of a sphere and symbolising in positive and negative form an old man and woman.


Signed on several places on the sculptures on the Four Seasons Square: Jürgen Goertz 1999.

On the old man and woman: curriculum / vitae / ... / jürgen / goertz / 1999 / Bas Pyrmont

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Locatie (N 51°58'55" - E 9°15'7") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: dens049; Photograph: 16 August 2009
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