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The Rider (Jan-Wellem-Reiterstandbild)

Neighbourhood: Altstadt
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Address: Marktplatz, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Nice statue at the Old Town of Dusseldorf with a lot of history. It's actually the oldest statue of the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Nice statue at the Old Town of Dusseldorf with a lot of history. It's actually the oldest statue of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This equestrian statue is the oldest in Dusseldorf and has a stately location by the Rathaus (city hall). The rider is Prince Jan Wellem, an important diplomat. This Baroque statue is worth checking out if you're in the Old Town.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

This is a famous statue in Duesseldorf. It is a must to visit. The "Rosenmontag" parade is passing this statue as well.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

in front of the rat house in the old city of duseldorf and its good to go and have a look there and dont miss Heinich Heine House

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Why this statue is taken reviewed in isolation, when there is a review for the square that includes it, I do not know. But for a statue its nice, and there is a lot of history behind it, but beyond a look and taking a photograph, there is little else to do with it.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The statue of Jan Wellem along with the Rathaus make the core of the Atlstadt. The statue is really well kept. If you stroll the old town you will definitely come across it.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Just at the Rathaus, in the middle of the Old City you will find this statue. It is for Jan Wellem, who did a lot for Düsseldorf. THe square where it stands normally very quiet and the surrounding building s are also very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

One of the many symbols of Dusseldorf, this statue its a thank you from the people of the area to the work done by the archduke Jan Wellem. Its a statue where the archduke is in full armor on a horse and its surrounded by a small fence just in the middle of the Old Town. The statue was done... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

Ok - not necessarily a fair title since I have not been there without a market but it was pretty special in December. Central to other sites and shopping it was a great launch point for touring old-town. Near the subway exit (5 min walk) it is worth a visit (as long as you plan on spending time at other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

This is one are where you find the Christmas market stalls. Great selection of food, wooden decorations, toys etc. Is very pretty with the stalls and decorations, and just round the corner is a big wheel that gives wonderful views of the city, well worth the 7euros for a ride on it.

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