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Erfinderbrunnen

Inventors Fountain

Gernot Rumpf
1983

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Description

The sculpture in the center of the basin looks like Noah's Ark, a ship filled with animals.

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With the figures of the fountain people are honoured who were outstanding inventors in the field of mobility. The ark is the reference to the Rhine and the Moselle, major transport routes for the industry. Many domestic animals such as sheep, dog or rabbit, as well as giraffes, lions and the trunk of elephants below deck, are looking from the ship.
On the edge of the fountain basis are several strange beasts, among them:

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On the ark's prow is the coat of arms of Koblenz, flanked by the arms the districts (Kreise) in the Regierungsbezirk Koblenz:
Left (from right to left): (1) Mayen-Koblenz, (2) Bad Kreuznach, (3) Westerwaldkreis, (4) Altenkirchen, and (5) Ahrweiler Right (from left to right): (1) Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis, (2) Cochem-Zell, (3) Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, (4) Neuwied and (5) Birkenfeld.

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Inscription(s)

aus anlass des 150-
jährigen jubiläums der
industrie- und handelskammer
zu koblenz den bürgern
der stadt geschenkt 1983

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Bird
  • Coat of arms
  • Fish
  • Fountain
  • Rumpf, Gernot
  • Ship / boat
  • Turtle
  • Location (N 50°21'30" - E 7°35'32")

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