Statues in the Dicker Turm (Fat Tower), Heidelberg, Germany.
Two stone statues in niches and a text plaque between them, placed in the south wall of the Dicker Turm (Fat Tower):
(left) Ludwig V. von der Pfalz – Louis V Count Palatine of the Rhine (Heidelberg 1478 – Heidelberg 1544), prince elector of the Palatinate (1508-1544) .
(right) Friedrich V. von der Pfalz – Frederick V Count Palatine of the Rhine (Deinschwang, near Amberg, 1596 – Mainz 1632), prince elector of the Palatinate (1610-1623), King of Bohemia (1619-1620, “the Winter King”)
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|Ludwig, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Elector and Duke of Bavaria,
has constructed this building in 1533
Frederick V, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Elector and
acting head of the Holy Roman Empire, Duke of Bavaria,
has the same demolished up to the cornice,
rebuilt, with a vaulted ceiling,
enlarged the height of the dining room by 33 feet,
had the central pillar carrying of the load of the whole roof
without removing and damaging the roof
and these monuments placed
in the year of Our Lord 1619