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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.
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
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 ).
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