At the center of the market square in front of the old city hall in the old town is a statue of Jan Wellem on horseback. This landmark of Düsseldorf was created in the early 18th century and symbolizes the thankfulness of the citizens for the many benefits that the town received under the ruling of Johann Wilhelm. For example, he founded the art gallery, extended the city and had paved roads with street lamps built. Legend has it that the artist ran out of material for the statue and the citizens donated silver cutlery to complete it.
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