Koblenz · Romantischer Rhein
The inventor fountain in Löhr-Straße is a gift from the IHK Koblenz on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce in 1983. This work of art, popularly known as "Noah's Ark", was created by the regional artist Gernot Rumpf, who designed many fountains in the southwest. The mechanical equipment and animals are symbolic representations of inventors, inventors and engineers from the region. The turtle is to represent the Winninger August Horch, founder of the Horch works, Audi and member of the Auto Union, the bird the internationally active aircraft manufacturer Carl Clemens Bücker from Koblenz-Pfaffendorf and the motorized fish Nikolaus August Otto from Holzhausen an der Haide, inventor of the engine named after him. Furthermore, the coats of arms of the various districts and cities from which the honoured came are attached to the rear of the mechanized "ark”.