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Looking for something to do this weekend? Something out of the ordinary? Adventurous? Spunky? Fun for the whole family? Well, once you’ve checked off all 15 of the wacky and wild adventures on our top list, why not try and find all 10 Säulenheiligen statues around Düsseldorf? In addition to all our amazing art galleries and museums in the city, we also have so many beautiful art pieces in the great outdoors!
I’ve given you quite the head start (after going on a blind journey through Düsseldorf myself) and have tried to provide you with the most accurate locations as I could, using pinpoint dots on Google maps. However, it’s still up to you to find out exactly where these statues are around these locations. Are you up for the challenge?
TIP: You’ll likely need a car for this adventure as some of the spots are hard to hop off the tram or bus to get to. If you don’t have a car, I’d recommend renting one. They usually don’t cost more than 10 – 30 Euros per day.
Introducing the 10 Säulenheiligen Statues
You can use this map to navigate your way through the city. Many of them are within close proximity to one another and can be explored by foot, but you also have the option to cycle or drive through the city spotting as many Säulenheiligen statues as you can!
But… what are these life-like sculptures in Düsseldorf really all about?
Well, the artist, Christoph Pöggeler, wanted to create life-sized statues that represented everyday normal people. Why? Because why not put everyday people up on a pedestal for once? We are so accustomed to admiring beautiful pieces of abstract art upon pillars, but never do we have a chance to admire people much like ourselves up in the limelight.
These sculptures have been inspired by everyday people – office workers, tourists, moms, couples, etc.
1: Marlis (Medienhafen)
2: The Bride (Citadel/Schulstraße)
3: The Couple (Burgplatz)
4: The Stranger (St. Lambertus)
5: The Kiss (Tonhalle/Ehrenhof)
6: The Businessman (Rheinufer)
7: The Vacationer (Kaiserswerther/Stockumer Kirchstraße)
8: The Reader (Neumannstraße)
9: The Photographer (HBF)
10: Father and Son (Ost/Immermannstraße)
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