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If you do not know what every tourist should see in Düsseldorf, our review will help you in compiling an excursion route right now. We will tell you about the most significant sights of Dusseldorf.
What to see first in Düsseldorf
When compiling our rating of “the best sights in Düsseldorf”, we took into account the recommendations of local residents, travelers and experienced guides. In our general opinion, your city trip should include the following excursions in Düsseldorf:
1. Old Town – Altstadt
One of the streets of the historic center of Düsseldorf Marek Gehrmann
The historic center is the Old Town filled with souvenir shops, museums and ancient buildings. Discos, restaurants, beer pubs and bars coexist with cultural treasures such as the ceramics museum, the Rhine opera house and the academy of art. If you don't know what to visit in Düsseldorf first of all, come to Altstadt.
Burgplatz at night
Approaching the square, you will see the clock of the New Embankment, called the Green Matilda (the date of creation is the 19th century). Their granite pillar is used as a water meter. The Burgplatz itself is home to many of Düsseldorf's sights, such as the shipping museum and the 14th-century Düsseldorf Castle fort. It is worth coming here for the sake of the unique atmosphere, and acquaintance with the ancient monuments of history and culture.
3. Dusseldorf City Hall
Dusseldorf City Hall facades < p>Gothic U-shaped building, erected in the 16th century. The five-story building is made of pink brick and is decorated with a tower with a tent. Once inside the tower, you can climb up the spiral staircase. In previous years, an art gallery was located in the Old Town Hall, handicraft and trade warehouses and workshops worked. Just like five centuries ago, today the building plays the role of the burgomaster's residence.
4. St. Lambert's Basilica
Cancer with relics of St. Apollinaris in St. Lambert's Basilica in Düsseldorf Till.niermann
The current building was erected to replace the wooden temple of the 8th century. It was with the construction of this attraction that the Christianization of the Dusseldorians started. The appearance that the basilica has now, it received by the decision of Duke William the First. By the way, then it was named after the Mother of God. If you don't know where to go in Düsseldorf, but are passionate about architecture, come here. You can look at the stained-glass windows with rose petals (a symbol of the Virgin Mary), a unique portal, bronze knights and a high spire with an offset axis.
5. Church of the Apostle Andrew
Interior view of the Church of the Apostle Andrew in the “Old Town” of Düsseldorf Ostrovsky Alexander, Kyiv
Baroque church built in 1629, built in memory of St. Andrew and being the last refuge for John of the Palatinate. The building has a rich history. Inside you can see the organ of 1782, a luxurious marble altar created by E. Matare, and sculptures of 12 apostles. Several decades ago, the church was restored.
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Television and radio tower Rheinturm in the park on the banks of the Rhine in Düsseldorf Till Niermann
This 240-meter TV tower is the tallest building in the city, and adorns with its appearance a lot of magnets, postcards and other souvenirs. Representative offices of TV and radio companies are open inside the building. If you want to see all the interesting places in Düsseldorf in one go, buy a ticket to the Reinurm observation deck. Together with a restaurant with panoramic windows, it is located at a level of 174 meters, and rotates slowly. No less interesting will be the inspection of the huge decimal clock, consisting of numerous LEDs. A modern lighting system is built into the base of the tower.
Official website: http://www.rheinturm
7. Royal Allee
Triton Fountain on the Königsallee in Düsseldorf
Your trip to Düsseldorf should certainly include a visit to this green complex. On each side of the alley, age-old chestnut trees grow. There are also chic cafes and restaurants, expensive and trendy shops. The alley is also popular thanks to the colorful canal with bridges without railings. Walking along it, you will come to a fountain with sculptures, created by F. Kubilier in 1990.
8. New Customs
Art Center and Media Center buildings » in Düsseldorf Harbor
An architectural ensemble with “dancing” planes, made in brown, silver and white. Over 60 million euros were spent on the construction of the attraction. In a complex of buildings made of concrete and glass, you can look at the Alu-Buerodose with its incredibly crooked windows, at Solitaire, as if woven from patches, at the 75-meter high-rise Needle, at the Roggendorf-Haus, on the facade of which plastic people climb.< /p>
9. Goethe Museum
The Goethe Museum on the grounds of Jägerchov Castle from the end of the 18th century in the Baroque style Jörg Wiegels
Like many other sights of Germany, this one appeared thanks to the efforts of a private collector. A. Kippenberg gave his daughter the most valuable rarities, which formed the basis of the current exhibition – folios, manuscripts, personal belongings of the famous thinker and writer. An ancient castle surrounded by a flowering park complex was chosen to create the museum. In the 18th century, the building gradually fell into disrepair, subjected to raids and robberies. Many priceless copies disappeared without a trace. The modern museum with a reading room and a library has preserved the atmosphere of the Goethe era. Its visitors can see a collection of coins, paintings, porcelain objects, antique furniture.
Official website: http://www.goethe-museum.
10 Tonhalle Concert Hall
Interior of the Mendelssohn Hall Tonhalle Andreas Praefcke
The date of construction is 1926. In its form, the building with windows in the Gothic style resembles an indoor stadium. Previously, the building belonged to the planetarium, but today its stars are not at a height under the ceiling, but below – on the stage. Performances by famous symphony orchestras, rock singers, jazz performers and opera soloists are regularly arranged. The site has a new organ. Ticket prices are quite high, but the number of art lovers is consistently impressive. Experienced guides in Düsseldorf like to talk about the fact that thanks to the reconstruction in 2005, the hall received innovative volumetric decorations and LED lighting – local performances have become even more enchanting.
11. Kunstpalast Museum
Painting collection of the Kunstpalast Art Museum in Düsseldorf Kippelboy
You can easily recognize this museum complex of 1971 by its “Egyptian” appearance and the shape of the developing ribbon. The front part is decorated with an original sculpture standing in the pool. The halls present collections with art objects of the 20th and 21st centuries. A special place in the exposition is given to the works of the legendary P. Klee – you can look at a hundred paintings by the famous abstract artist.
Official website: https://www.smkp.de/en/< /p>
12. German Ceramic Museum
Ceramic exhibition at the Hetjens Museum in Düsseldorf Marcus Cyron
A rare and priceless exhibition of ceramics created in the 20th century thanks to a private collector. Over the years, it has been replenished with new works of art. Now the museum displays over 8,000 specimens from different parts of the world. Of great interest is the giant dome of the 17th century – it is also made of ceramics, and was brought to Düsseldorf from Pakistan.
13. Art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia
K20 Art Museum at Grabbeplatz with 20th Century Art by Alice Wiegand
K21 Museum in Stendehaus, showcasing late 20th and early 21st century art Alice Wiegand
An exhibition center that houses paintings by artists such as Matisse, Pollock and Piccaso. Initially, an ancient castle was given under the complex. However, there was not enough space in it to demonstrate more and more new masterpieces. Therefore, about 40 years ago, another building was added to the palace. This is the best option for what to see in Düsseldorf in 1 day for all fans of art.
Official website: https://www.kunstsammlung
14. Neanderthal Museum
Entrance to the Neanderthal Museum in Düsseldorf Uniesert
The 1996 building was erected on the territory where the country's first Neanderthal man was discovered 150 years ago. Collections of exhibits tell about the theory of revolution and the development of mankind. The museum has a park complex with its own treasures – the first stone tools.
Official website: https://www.neanderthal.
15. Film Museum
Cinematic relics at the Düsseldorf Film Museum kodiak
On four levels of the building, half a thousand figures from the ancient theater of shadows, opened back in 13 centuries, are stored. Other exhibits include vintage posters from film sets, costumes, lighting equipment, cameras and other filmmaking equipment.
Official website: https://www.duesseldorf
16. Mustard Museum
Mustard Museum in one of the brand stores of the famous German company Löwensenf Catatine
The museum complex is located in Löwensenf – this is a famous store that produces and sells branded German mustard. Guests are invited to view the machines, utensils and raw materials used for the production of seasonings. A movie dedicated to technological processes is broadcast on the projector. Here you can taste and buy mustard with chili, fruits, beer, etc. Other original products are also on sale. Reviews about visiting this museum are always enthusiastic.
17. Museum of Shipping and Navigation
Jörg Wiegels Castle Tower Navigation Museum
Talking about the main attractions of Düsseldorf briefly, one cannot fail to mention this 1984 complex. Now its collections include two thousand copies (photos, maps, etc.), telling about the history of the city, the development of the port, shipbuilding and navigation.
18. Theater Museum
< img title="Dusseldorf Attractions: Top 26" src="/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/dostoprimechatelnosti-djusseldorfa-top-26-8da8177.jpg" alt="Dusseldorf Attractions: Top 26" />< /p> Düsseldorf Theater Museum in a two-storey Renaissance building Kürschner (talk)
The theater museum contains such exhibits as sketches of puppets and stage outfits, old newspaper clippings, original manuscripts, textbooks of theatrical art, posters and posters, ancient photographs.
19. Aqua Zoo and Löbbecke Museum< /h3>
Skeleton of Physcem macrocephalus at the Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum in Düsseldorf Frank Vincentz
Löbbecke is a natural science museum with its own aquatic zoo. In huge tanks are reptiles and fish. Among the inhabitants there are also insects and amphibians. You can see penguins, exotic turtles, fur seals and predatory sharks. Many tourists come to the aqua-zoo to take a walk through the real mini-jungle: in the humid and hot forest of the tropics there are ponds with toothy alligators, hummingbirds and giant colorful butterflies rush through the thickets.
20. Benrath Palace
View of the palace from Benrath Park
Luxurious building of 1723 in the Rococo style with a vast park area. The attraction was opened for visiting only in 1929. The complex, in addition to the castle itself, includes: greenhouses with unique plants, a horseshoe-shaped lake, houses for servants and guests, an underground tunnel (formerly used to serve food to the palace). The main castle has an incredibly chic design: a majestic dome and oval windows with asymmetrical shutters. The interiors are represented by sculptures, pilasters, rich marble decor. Visitors are allowed to view the front rooms and octagonal offices, the central hall.
Official website: https://www.schloss
Sights of Dusseldorf: what else to visit in Dusseldorf?
We hope that those sights of Dusseldorf, photos with names and descriptions you just saw, will be of interest to you. In addition to them, we recommend visiting:
21. Kalkum Castle
A picturesque building with pale pink towers set in a magnificent landscape Marek Gehrmann
Like some hotels in Düsseldorf, this Neapolitan baroque castle has an impressive surrounding area – a 16th century forest park with alleys and hunting lodges. Now Kalkum is in the municipal property. It attracts numerous tourists with its loopholes and defensive moat, roofs in the form of tents and entrance turrets.
22. Heltorf Castle
The moat around Helltorf Castle in the Angermund district in northern Düsseldorf Beckstet
A 19th century building that has survived in its original appearance. The fortress walls, watchtowers, the bridge and the Heltorf moat were built much earlier – in the 14th-16th centuries. The heirs of the count's family still live in the house, so you won't be able to see the interiors. However, you will be allowed to walk in the English park of 1796.
23. Kaiserswerth Imperial Palace
Panorama of the ruins of the Imperial Palace in Dusseldorf
The remains of a defensive structure, recognized as a national treasure. The fortress stood until the 18th century, it was destroyed more than once, rebuilt and reconstructed. Only the battles for the Spanish Succession could destroy the palace.
View of the alley in the old Hofgarten park in Dusseldorf
Date of creation – 16th century. Initially, the park complex was supposed to become a free place for local residents to relax (the first in the country at that time). The green area was made famous by the Neanderthal Museum, an artificial lake, numerous sculptures, fountains and shady alleys.
25. Rhine Embankment
Late 19th century clock on the Town Hall Embankment (part of the Rhine Embankment) in Düsseldorf
The pedestrian zone is two kilometers long. While walking, you can see such significant monuments as: Burgplatz, the castle tower and the city hall.
26. Altstadt beer houses
Standard glass of Djusseldorfa viola Johann H. Addicks < p> On Altstadt Street there are over 250 breweries, a huge number of traditional pubs and beer halls. Most often, local dark altbier is drunk here, which is served in small (200 ml) glasses made of thin glass. Every lover of foamy drinks should visit Altstadt Street.
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