The Rider (Jan-Wellem-Reiterstandbild), Dusseldorf

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  • In the center of the square, where you must take a photo required as evidence of your visit to Düsseldorf. It is the oldest statue in the city.
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  • The statue Hohan Wilhelm von Pfalz Neuburg is in full armour on a trabenden horse there. It is located on the market square in the old town of Düsseldorf.
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  • During his reign, Düsseldorf has benefited very by the orders of Johann Wilhelm of the Kurfürsten-with this significant equestrian statue his thought before the Town Hall. The surrounding fence is regularly mined because of dangerous peaks to the parade.
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  • 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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The Old City, Altstadt, is the center of the action and offers a number of hotels and guesthouses. For quiet evenings and a view of the Old City consider the Oberkassel/Niederkassel area on the other side of the Rhine river. There is inexpensive accommodation in the Unterbilk area near the university, along with a collection of bars, restaurants, and cafes.
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