Bike Touring Highlight
At the junction between the pedestrian zone in the old town and the spa park is located near the Göhrde bridge in the spa gardens of the Neptune fountain. It forms a harmonious transition between the urban landscape and the green of the spa park.The 2,40 m high bronze casting by sculptor Bernd Maro from Hanover represents the water deity with trident in a playful movement. The water bubbles towards the sculpture in an arc. Two fish - one plays Neptune, another jumps out of the water - symbolize the variety of aquatic creatures that accompany him constantly.At the foot of Neptune lies a "sea trumpet", the conch. According to legend, Triton, the son of Neptune, used this curved shell to scare the giant in his fight with the gods.In the outstretched right Neptune holds the "Tridens". The trident stands for the lightning, which the sea god once said was thrown as rival of the god king. In his wild rides over the sea, he uses it as he pleases to raze or smooth the ocean waves.Around the fountain invite on a wrought-iron pergola, which also forms a kind of gate between the spa gardens and the city, benches for a break at the splashing wet.The figure of Neptune is chosen wisely. Neptune was the god of springs and rain for the Romans. But when the Romans had to build a fleet in the First Punic War (264-241 BC), they lacked a sea god. Without further ado, they equipped their freshwater god with the trident of the Greek sea god Poseidon and then worshiped Neptune as the god of the sea. As a sea god he is usually depicted in a wild pose. The happy Neptune in Bad Bevensen rather reminds of the god of fresh water, the ruler of springs and rivers.bad-bevensen.de/bad-bevensen-belebt/kurpark-ilmenau/kurpark-in-bad-bevensen/neptunbrunnen
August 4, 2019
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