The Rider (Jan-Wellem-Reiterstandbild), Dusseldorf

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  • Stately image on the center of the square in front of the Town Hall. You must be from the books get who it is..
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  • The equestrian statue, which is located in the center of the city's main square, depicts voter Jan Willem. And for the locals, this figure represents a milestone significantly contribute to the development of the region. The ruling is portrayed in that time. Monument turned out to be very reliable, it transmits fine facial features and the voter figures.
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  • By little you visit the city will pass this square since it is the historic centre and is the starting point of many excursions routes and tours by city
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  • Beautiful building
  • Equestrian statue of Johann Wilhelm (elector of the Palatinate, he is Jan Vellem). Centuries have passed, but did not love the townspeople to their ruler. Together with his second wife Anna Maria Luisa de ' Medici, from home (by the way, the last of the Medici family) he did very much for turning the city into a leading European cultural center. He dreamed of turning Düsseldorf in Versailles on the Rhine. He founded a new city, attracted to his court painters and soon opened an art gallery. When Yana Velleme allowed the first permanent ferry across the Rhine, expanded the streets and put up street lights. Maybe that's why near the monument put a chic Street lamp with Royal regalia. The bronze statue was installed at the market square (Marktplatz) near the City Hall in 1711 by the project of Italian-Flemish sculpture Gabrielom Grupello (Gabriel de Grupello). Originally it was planned that should the bottom would be even and lions, which demonstrated the flaws: greed, vanity, envy and gluttony, but this project was not implemented until the end. According to legend, the sculptor in the manufacture of the equestrian statue of was insufficient material for its manufacture, and to finish, was sent to the City boy, apprentice for Foundry work, who walked from House to House and collected donations in the form of silver spoons from wealthy djussel'dorfcev. In 1964, the monument was depicted on a postage stamp.
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  • Great and tasty food. Unfortunately, Jan Wellem doesn't deliver to Cologne.
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  • Düsseldorf legend!
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  • Worth a visit
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