Friday 14 January 2022
Hamburg now has a “Jan Veder Promenade”
I have had Hamburger Mahjong through and through. Thus Jan Vader remains unforgotten, especially in the Hanseatic city. In honor of the actor who passed away in 2019, a park is now named after him. And not just anywhere, but in a prominent place.
About two years ago, Hamburg had to say goodbye to Jan Wieder. The actor, who died at the end of 2019, was honored in recognition of his work on a theme park named after him in the port of Hamburg.
The widow Marion Vader also attended the opening of the “Jan Vader Promenade” between Landungsbrücken and Baumwall. Her husband was going to celebrate his 67th birthday on January 14.
Vader is not working! “
“For me, the wish of a big heart is fulfilled today, I am happy and proud,” Marion Vader said at the ceremony in an interview with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). “You couldn’t have found a better place to honor Jean forever. He used to say: ‘Federer can’t do that!'” “
Hamburg Senator Andy Grote added: “Jan Wieder was a strong figure in Hamburg and is associated here with the edge of the port and its region. It is great that we now call him an official.”
There is also a memorial plaque commemorating Vader
Jan Feder passed away on December 30, 2019 at the age of 64 in his apartment in Hamburg. He is best known for his portrayal of policeman Dirk Matisse in the cult series “Großstadtrevier”.
The funeral service that Vader personally planned during his life took place on January 14, 2020, his sixty-fifth birthday, in Michelle in Hamburg with great sympathy from the public. Then a funeral caravan ran through the streets of St. Pauli. Two days later, the actor was buried with family and close friends at Ohlsdorf Cemetery.
“Jean Federer Promenade” is not the only honor that the Hanseatic city has already given the actor. In September 2020, a copper plaque was unveiled in front of the main church of St. Michael. Vader’s likeness can be seen on him. Next to him was written: “Hamburg was your district and Michel was your broadcaster.”
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