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Attractions in Düsseldorf

Attractions in Dusseldorf

The old town

In addition to the countless gastronomic establishments, you should visit the charming town hall square from the 16th century, the churches of St. Andreas and St. Lambertus, the grotesque memorial to commemorate the Battle of Worringen (1288) on Burgplatz next to the small river Düssel and the green southern part Don’t miss the old town next to Karlstadt.

Address: Altstadt, Düsseldorf
Entry fee: No.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Hetjens Museum / German Ceramic Museum

An excellent collection of ceramics and pottery from different periods and from all over the world. The Islamic section is particularly large.

Address: Schulstraße 4, Düsseldorf
Telephone: (0211) 899 42 10
Opening hours:

Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Carnival Sunday, Rose Monday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Website: http://www.duesseldorf.de/hetjens
Entrance fee: With admission fee.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

K20 Art Collection NRW

This outstanding permanent exhibition shows masterpieces from the 20th century by Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso, Mondrian, Klee and Kirchner as well as American art after 1945 by Warhol, Rauschberg and Pollok; there are also first-class changing exhibitions in the program.

Address: Grabbeplatz 5, Düsseldorf
Telephone: (0211) 838 11 30
Opening hours:

Mon closed. Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open on Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Website: http://www.kunstsammlung.de
Entrance fee: Yes.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

MediaHafen

This newly designed port owes its name to a part of its new residents who have settled in the impressive buildings by the water.

The Neue Zollhof, a distinctive building complex designed by Frank Gehry, is home to media companies, management consultancies, real estate agents and fashion companies. After a river cruise, you can enjoy the nightlife here, as there is also an abundance of restaurants, clubs, lounges and a large disco.

Address: Am Hafen, Düsseldorf
Website: http://www.medienhafen.de
Entry fee: No.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Museum art palace

The house’s diverse and extensive exhibitions cover works of art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period and the Düsseldorf School of Painting to some sensational contemporary works. The program also includes the very latest changing exhibitions.

Address: Ehrenhof 4-5, Düsseldorf
Telephone: (0211) 899 02 00 (Mon-Fri) and 899 24 60 (Sat-Sun)
Opening times:

Closed on Monday. Tue, Wed, Fri – Sun open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Website: http://www.smkp.de
Entry fee: Yes.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Rhine tower

From the 240 m high landmark of the city you have a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire city and the river through the glass windows of the observation deck at a height of 170 m. The extraordinary building under the tower is the New Landtag.

Address: Stromstraße 20, Düsseldorf
Telephone: (0211) 863 20 00
Entry fee: Yes.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Maritime museum

The Maritime Museum is housed in the only surviving part of the old castle, which stood on the river side. In the characteristic tower there is a small collection about traffic in the Rhineland and an audio-visual exhibition (also in English) about the city’s history. The café up in the tower offers a good view.

Address: Burgplatz 30, Düsseldorf
Telephone: (0211) 899 41 95
Opening hours:

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Website: http://www.freunde-schifffahrtmuseum.de
Entrance fee: Yes.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Tourist offices

Düsseldorf Tourism

There are two tourist information offices in the city:

Immermannstr. 65B, opposite the train station
Tel: (0211) 17 20 28 44
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9:30 am–7pm, Sat 9:30 am–5pm

Old town in Marktstrasse, corner of Rheinstrasse
Tel: (0211) 17 20 28 40
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: Düsseldorf
Website: http://www.duesseldorf.tourismus.de

Visitor passes

The Düsseldorf Welcome Card grants free or reduced admission to most sights and includes free use of local public transport. The Welcome Card is valid for either 24, 48 or 72 hours and can be used by individuals or families.

Konigsallee Park, Dusseldorf