There are two sculpture groups by Konrad Linck on the Old
Bridge. One is a monument to Prince Elector Carl Theodor,
who had the bridge built. The other is devoted to the Roman
goddess Minerva (in Greek, Pallas Athene). The monument to
the Prince Elector is closer to the south shore of the Neckar.
The figures arranged on the two-level base around the monument
symbolize the most important rivers of the lands governed
by Carl Theodor: the Rhine, Mosel, Danube and Isar.
The Prince Elector passionately believed in supporting the
arts and sciences. That is why the other monument is dedicated
to the goddess of wisdom.