King Friedrich Wilhelm III equestrian statue


The equestrian statue of Friedrich Wilhelm III, King of Prussia (1770 – 1840) stands on Cologne’s Heumarkt square. Friedrich Wilhelm III succeeded his father, Friedrich Wilhelm II, to the Prussian throne in 1797. Friedrich Wilhelm III died in June 1840 and was succeeded by his oldest son, Friedrich Wilhelm IV.

The statue was dedicated by representatives of the citizenry of Cologne in September 1878. In October 2009 the equestrian statue was returned to its place on the Heumarkt after lengthy restoration work.



  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for Pushchair

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Entrance Free


The walk from the stop Heumarkt (tram lines: 1, 5, 7 and 9) to the King Friedrich Wilhelm III equestrian statue takes about 2minutes.


KölnTourismus GmbH

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

+49 221 34643 0


King Friedrich Wilhelm III equestrian statue

50676 Köln

+49 (0) 221 346 43 0


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