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The Rider (Jan-Wellem-Reiterstandbild)

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The rider from 18th Century

Like the name tells, the rider is Jan Wellem (local dialect) aka Johann Wilhelm (in German). Statue... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Helsinki, Finland
Busy in December

We saw this statue whilst in the old Market square of Düsseldorf. It was a little hidden by the... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Marktplatz, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 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...More

2  Thank RMartinSDXB
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

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.

1  Thank amirafsharm
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place is so clean and safe to visit. It is wonderful to take beautiful photos, and there are many restaurants closest.

Thank patovox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Nice & Very Famous Monument located in the Central part of Dusseldorf City on Marktplatz. Easy to find if You are walking in Altstadt.

Thank SERGUEY1969
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This monument is the statue of Johann Wilhelm II, an Elector Palatine of Wittelsbach Dinasty. The statue is situated in Marktplatz, in front of the Alte Rathaus. It's a landmark of Dusseldorf, and worth to be seen, when you walk in Altstadt.

Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Like the name tells, the rider is Jan Wellem (local dialect) aka Johann Wilhelm (in German). Statue was completed 1711 so over 300 years it has been looking at Marktplatz. During Christmas period statue is surrounded by Christmas market, so you can barely see it....More

Thank mWrite
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Our last holiday of 2017 saw us in Dusseldorf over the Christmas period and a visit to Marktplatz to visit the beautiful Christmas market was a must go destination and you cannot fail to see the iconic Jan Wellem Reiterstandbild ( The Rider ). This...More

Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We saw this statue whilst in the old Market square of Düsseldorf. It was a little hidden by the Christmas market which was really busy but the rider rises above the market stalls. Quite. Nice statue and sits well as part of the landscape of...More

Thank northants90
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is yet another place that is steeped in history, and easy to get to. If history, architecture are your thing, make this on your list for Dusseldorf.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not sure why this is reviewed separately to the town square since they go together! However you are bound to pass it on your tour of the old town and it makes a good photo with the Rathaus behind!

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Within the Altstadt in Markplatz. One of the oldest if not the oldest the city. Nice statue imposing over the square

Thank N8699PYpeterw
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Les L
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