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Monuments & Sculptures

Jan Wellem at the town hall place
Jan Wellem at the town hall place
Elector Johann Wilhelm II.
Elector Johann Wilhelm II.

Jan Wellem Equestrian Statue

Location: Marktplatz in front of the city hall (Altstadt)

Artist:
Gabriel de Grupello (1711)

Material:
Bronze

Base:
Design by Adolf von Vagedes (1830). Stone: 'Ratinger Blaustein'

Interesting facts:
Elector Jan Wellem (1658 - 1716)

The inscriptions translate as follows:

On the left: 'Johann Wilhelm', the Count Palatine on the Rhine, the Lord High Steward and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, the Duke of Bavaria, Jülich, Cleve, Berg, the highly meritorious Prince who has enlarged the city and founded the art gallery'

On the right: 'Erected by the grateful citizens in 1711. Base renewed in 1831'.

Düsseldorf's landmark is considered one of the most beautiful equestrian statues north of the Alps.


Monument of grant privileges of Düsseldorf
Monument of grant privileges of Düsseldorf

Monument of grant privileges of Düsseldorf

Location: Burgplatz (old town)

Artist:
Bert Gerresheim (1988)
Material: Bronze

Interesting facts:

A sheet of pictures of the Düsseldorf's history.

 


Jröner Jong
Jröner Jong

Jröner Jong

Location: Hofgarten / Round mere (Pempelfort)

Artist:
J. G. Hammerschmidt (1900)
Material: French limestone

Interesting facts:

Triton (sea god) sitting on a boulder with a river hourse coming out from water.

 


The four Caryatids
The four Caryatids

The four Caryatids

Location: Between Andreaskirche and Kunsthalle (Altstadt)

Artist:
Leo Müsch (1881)

Material:
Sandstone

Interesting facts:
The former gable figures from the old Kunsthalle represent the fine arts: architecture, painting, poetry, music.


Bergischer Löwe
Bergischer Löwe

Bergischer Löwe (lion)

Location: Königsallee / southern end of moat (city centre)

Material:
Bronze / granite base

Artist:
Philipp Harth (1960)

Interesting facts:
Heraldic animal of the Count of Berg

 


The monument to the Ulans
The monument to the Ulans

The monument to the Ulans

Location: Hofgarten-bank / Inselstraße (Pempelfort)

Artist:
Richard Langer (1929)
Material: Bronze / Shell limestone

Interesting facts:

A cenotaph for thr 5th Westphalian regiment of the Ulans.

 


Father Rhine and his daughters in front of K21
Father Rhine and his daughters in front of K21
Father Rhine and his daughters
Father Rhine and his daughters

Father Rhine and his daughters

Location: Ständehausstraße / in front of the Ständehaus / K21 (Unterbilk)

Artist:
Carl Janssen / Johannes Tüshaus (1897)

Material:
Bronze / granite

Interesting facts:

Erected after the celebrations held by the 'Rheinische Stände' (assembly of the Rhenish estates) for Emperor Wilhelm I. and Empress Augusta on 18.09.1887.

Inscription:
'Erected by the state, the Rhine province, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (artists' association) and the city of Düsseldorf

Symbol of the Rhine province's homage to the emperor (bearded figure: Rhine / female figures: tributaries) 

 


Kaiser-Wilhelm I.-Monument
Kaiser-Wilhelm I.-Monument

Kaiser-Wilhelm I.-Monument

Standort: Martin-Luther-Platz (Stadtmitte)

Künstler:
Karl Jansen (1896)
Material: bronze / granitic base

Wissenswertes:

Inscription: "The thankful Düsseldorf to the founder of the german Reich"

„Dem Begründer des Deutschen Reiches, das dankbare Düsseldorf“
Sidecharacters: „Genius“, „War“, „Peace“

 


Bismarck-Monument
Bismarck-Monument

Bismarck-Monument

Location: Martin-Luther-Place (city center)

Artist:
Johann Röttger (1899)
Material: bronze / granitic base

Interesting facts:

Sidecharcters: „The army" and „the industry“


Martin's Column
Martin's Column

Martin's Column

Location: Andreasstraße/Hunsrückenstraße (old town)

Künstler:
Reinhard Graner (1965)
Material: bronze

Interesting facts:

Reminds of St.Martin an the "Mantelteilung", which is celbrated every year on the 10th of november with processions of children with candle-lit lanterns in all districts.

 


Mary's column
Mary's column

Mary's column

Location: Maxplatz (Karlstadt)

Artist:
Renn (1872 /73)

Interesting facts:

„Sancta Maria sine labe concepta, ora pro nobis“

Translation:

„Holy Maria, without original sin recieved, please for us“
Under the column in semi-circular slots 4 sculptures of the prophets Jeremias, Daniel, Isaias and Ezechiel.





Conflict (sculpture)
Conflict (sculpture)

Conflict (sculpture)

Location:
Mittelstraße/Grabenstraße (old town)

Material:
bronze
Artist: Karl Henning Seemann (1977/78)

Interesting facts:

Two lifesize male bronze-sculptures in a disputation.


Habakuk (sculpture)
Habakuk (sculpture)

Habakuk (sculpture)

Location: Grabbeplatz vor der Kunsthalle (old town)

Artist:
Max Ernst
Material: bronze

Interesting facts:

A 52 cm high gypsum-model from the 1929 was formed to a 3,9 m high sculpture by the Düsseldorf's Artist Hermann Isamann.

„Habakuk“ = a prophetic visionary at 620 B.C.


Field of clocks at the Southpark
Field of clocks at the Southpark

Zeitfeld (field of clocks)

Location: Auf'm Hennekamp / entrance Südpark (Bilk)

Artist:
Klaus Rinke (1987)

The arrangement of 23 clocks, with the 24th one lying on the ground as mother clock giving the impulses, refers to our daily routine, whose variety undergoes subjective changes according to the individual perception. Every-day items such as station clocks become the conveyors of artistic expressions.

Inscription on a memorial plaque: 'Zeitfeld Alles hat Seine Zeit Ach du Liebezeit'