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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.

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Amir A
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It is a nice statue in the center of old town. There is seating next to the statue that is electronic and changes colors. You also have bars and shops next to it if you'd like to grab a bite to eat while viewing.

Thank Angel R
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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.

Thank FloLyTeam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
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.

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rainer S
Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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

Thank Beeky84
Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
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.

Thank Clive B
Windsor, Canada
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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.

Thank TheGlacierist
Budapest, Hungary
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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.

Thank 545medva
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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