Inauguration at the port: Hamburg has now "Jan-Fedder-Promenade"

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Inauguration at the port
Hamburg now has “Jan-Fedder-Promenade”

He was a “Hamburger Jung” through and through. And so Jan Fedder remains unforgotten, especially in the Hanseatic city. In honor of the actor who died in 2019, a promenade is now named after him. And not just anywhere, but in a prominent place.

About two years ago, Hamburg had to say goodbye to “their” Jan Fedder. The actor, who died at the end of 2019, has now been honored for his work with a promenade named after him at the port of Hamburg.

Fedder’s widow Marion is also proud.

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Widow Marion Fedder also attended the inauguration of the “Jan-Fedder-Promenade” between Landungsbrücken and Baumwall. Her husband would have celebrated his 67th birthday on January 14th.

“‘Fedder doesn’t work!'”

“For me, a big heart’s desire is being fulfilled today, I’m happy and proud,” said Marion Fedder at the ceremony in an interview with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). “You couldn’t have found a better place to honor Jan for eternity. He would say: ‘Fedder can’t do it!'”

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Hamburg’s interior senator Andy Grote added: “Jan Fedder was such a strong Hamburg figure and connected here with the port edge, his area. It’s great that we can now officially name it after him.”

A commemorative plaque also commemorates Fedder

Jan Fedder died on December 30, 2019 at the age of 64 in his Hamburg apartment. He became famous for his portrayal of the police officer Dirk Matthies in the cult series “Großstadtrevier”.

The memorial service, personally planned by Fedder during his lifetime, took place on January 14, 2020, his 65th birthday, in Hamburg’s Michel, with great sympathy from the population. Then there was a mourning convoy through St. Pauli’s streets. Two days later, the actor was buried with close family and friends in the Ohlsdorf cemetery.

The “Jan-Fedder-Promenade” is not the only tribute with which the Hanseatic city has already honored the actor. In September 2020, a brass plaque was unveiled in front of the main church of St. Michaelis Michel. A likeness of Fedder can be seen on it. Next to it is written: “Hamburg was your district and the Michel was your anchor.”

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