Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Cuxhaven
Lkr. Cuxhaven

Niedersachsen

Kaemmererplatz

Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz

Fountain at the Kaemmererplatz

also: Schleusenprielbrunnen (Sluice Creek Fountain)
Diether Heisig
Bildgießerei Richard Barth (Rinteln)
2002

Cuxhaven /  Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz   Cuxhaven /  Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz

Description

Fountain with images and stories from Cuxhaven. The coastal location of the city is not only visible in individual episodes, but also in the basic architectural concept. The fountain has a 'land' and a 'sea' side. Two bronze image plates, each 400 kg heavy, form the 'core elements' of the fountain. The panels tell in a series of reliefs the history of the town of Cuxhaven, and especially about the proximity to the sea.
Depending of high or low tide in the Elbe water from five nozzles streams to the land or to the sea side of the fountain. The changes of the tides is controlled with a program.

The panel on the sea side shows:

Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz
Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz

And on the land side, illustrations of the history of Cuxhaven, the dates of floods with the water height and several explaining texts:

Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz Cuxhaven - Brunnen am Kaemmererplatz

Inscription(s)

THEMEN
aus einem
IDEENWETTBEWERB
CUXHAVENER
BÜRGERINNEN und BÜRGER
Zusammengestellt
von
Dieter Heisig

Signature

monogram 2002
guss barth rinteln

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Fish seller
  • Fisherman
  • Fountain
  • Heisig, Diether
  • History Sculpture
  • Kaemmerer, Gustav W.
  • Map
  • Möhlmann, Mine
  • Monkey
  • Musician
  • Office-bearer
  • Sailor
  • Shrimp Fisherman
  • Woman (bathing)
  • Location N 53°51'44" E 8°41'55"

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