Emmerich am Rhein

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Mural Emmerich am Rhein

<p>In the Hanseatic period, stockfish, coffee and wine were the trade products in Emmerich am Rhein. In the image you can see two merchant men and a woman holding coffee in her hand. The mayor can also be seen in the image. In the depiction we want to show the trading between people.</p>

The origin of this mural

The Hanseatic city of Emmerich am Rhein is known for its beautiful Rhine promenade with culinary restuarants that invite guests to enjoy the magnificent view of the Rhine and Germany's longest suspension bridge with a cup of coffee. Images: ┬ęThe Tight Hand

The rich history of the neighborhood

The basis of each mural is a photograph of people from the respective Hanseatic city with clothing from the Hanseatic period, with a twist to the present. The twist is the contemporary beach house that Emmerik aan de Rijn is known for. The promenade is full of these typical beach houses and offers tourists and walkers peace and quiet to enjoy the view of the water. The church from the Hanze era can be seen in the background. The new bridge (from the 1960s) and the boulevard can also be seen in the image.

Address of mural Emmerich am Rhein Steintor 3 46446 Emmerich am Rhein

scan the QR code to make the mural come to life (end 2022).

14 murals in the Hanseatic Cities

Murals will be realized in 14 different Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands and Germany. These Hanseatic cities are: Maasbommel, Hasselt, Elburg, Harderwijk, Hattem, Zwolle, Deventer, Zutphen, Doesburg, and four German cities Wesel, Emmerich am Rhein, Neuss and Kalkar.

The starting point for the murals is a photograph depicting two people from the city in question. These can be well-known personalities, but also other inhabitants selected for the photo motif. The historical scene depicted is combined with a related contemporary motif. An individual QR code will then be added to the mural (by the end of 2022). After scanning the code on the smartphone, the actors step out of the mural and tell a story about the city and the mural scene.

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