Düsseldorf, Ananasberg in the Hofgarten

The Hofgarten is a park which connects the northern end of the Königsallee with the Robert-Lehr-Ufer (Rhine bank) next to the Oberkasseler bridge. The Ananasberg (pineapple mountain) is one of three hills in the Hofgarten. It was built in the early 19th centure, when Düsseldorf had its fortifications removed. In that process the moat of the bastion Landskrone was transformed into a lake. The Name "Ananasberg" stems from a fondness of Prince Friedrich of Prussia for pineapple punch, which gave reason for a building with a large pineapple on the roof, on just this hill.

The sculpture is "Der Mahner" (The Admonisher) by Vadim Sidur, one of the most important Russian sculptors of the 20th century. It was given to the City by the Van Meeteren Foundation and revealed in this place in 1985.

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