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  • 1 K21 Museum of Contemporary Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    Ständehausstr. 1

    This new museum is dedicated to 21C contemporary art, but also features works from the 1980s. Several productions by Marcel Broodthaers and Nam June Paik are also displayed. Given the museum's purpose, it's no surprise that artistic events take place..

  • 2 Hofgarten and Schloss Jägerhof Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    Jägerhof chateau, is located in a shady park, is the old residence of the hunting master of the prince-electors. This building was erected in the 18C, and is home to the Goethe Museum. Among other exhibits are original editions of his works. The priv..

  • 3 Fine Arts Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Ehrenhof 4-5

    The painting gallery lets you familiarise yourself with the romantics of the Düsseldorf school (Cornelius, Rethel, etc.), and the German impressionists and expressionists (Corinth, Kandinsky, Klee, Nolde, etc.). Don't miss the important glassware col..

  • 4 Rhineland-Westphalia Art Collection Interesting

    Museums and art

    Grabbeplatz 5

    This modern building is home to the Rhineland-Westphalia Collection, devoted to 20C. The collection contains, among others, works by Picasso, Braque, Léger and Beuys, and 92 paintings and drawings by Paul Klee, who was a teacher at Düsseldorf Fine Ar..

  • 5 Benrath Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Benrather Schlossallee 100-106

    The chateau (1755-1770) built by the architect Nicolas de Pigage was ordered by Louis XV. The central building flanked by two low wings was designed for the prince-elector of the Palatinate. The apartments still have their original decoration in a ve..

  • 6 Medienhafen

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The buzzing neighbourhood of Medienhafen constitutes a comprehensive overview of contemporary architecture. Celebrities such as Frank O. Gehry (the group of buildings at Neuer Zollhof 1-3), Steven Holl and David Chipperfield have all contributed to i..

  • 7 Old Town

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This district on the banks of the Rhine with its taverns is said to be «the largest counter in Europe». Here you can see the « Radschläger» (waiters who cartwheel for a bit of money). In the Bolkerstrasse is the house where Heine was born. This pedes..

  • 8 Market Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    It is separated from the Rhine only by the old town hall (late 16C). In the centre stands the bronze horseback statue of Jan Wellem (early 18C).

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