The Rider (Jan-Wellem-Reiterstandbild), Dusseldorf

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  • Within the Altstadt in Markplatz. One of the oldest if not the oldest the city. Nice statue imposing over the square  more »
  • Set off in the center of the square, it dominates it from all angles. It's positioned beautifully in front of the Rathaus for great photo opps.  more »
  • The oldest statue in Dusseldorf. Nice to check it out, but nothing special at all. You can't miss it if you are walking in the old town.  more »
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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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  • Centrally located monument and Dusseldorf landmarks.
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