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On a pedestal, which consists of the remains of a former pier tower, rises a 9 m high, 18 ton heavy, cast concrete figure of a scantily clad woman with a fool's cap on her head. She carries two naked male figures on her outspread arms. In one hand, with crossed legs, sits a figure with a papal tiara, in the other hand, with legs apart, a figure with an imperial crown, holding an imperial orb. The female figure stands on a round table that rotates once every four minutes on its own axis.The base of the Imperia is formed by the oldest level measuring station, not only on Lake Constance, but all of Baden-Württemberg. It went into operation in 1816 in what was then the Molenturm and was preserved even after this tower was demolished in 1890. The Imperia statue created by the artist Peter Lenk was erected on April 24, 1993 on the remains of this tower.
April 18, 2021
The Imperia is a statue in the harbor of Constance on Lake Constance, designed and executed by the sculptor Peter Lenk and set up in 1993. The figure is cast from concrete, nine meters high, weighing 18 tons and turns with the help of a round table once within four minutes around its own axis. In its base, a level measuring station is integrated, which is surrounded by a walk-bridge.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperia_(Statue)
October 20, 2019
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