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Art and Culture in Düsseldorf

Art in Düsseldorf: Between tradition and avant-garde

From the art academy to the Kunstpalast, from Heinrich Heine to the Asphalt Festival. Be it something modern of world standing, opera, theatre, literature or music: Düsseldorf is always good for new aspects of culture.

For current information on Düsseldorf's cultural offerings scroll down to our Cultural Highlights or visit

Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH offers individual guided tours concerning Art in Düsseldorf.

The worldwide leading travel guide Lonely Planet visited Düsseldorf and presents the art and cultural scene in Düsseldorf in the below video. Be inspired.

K21 Ständehaus

Cultural Highlights

This section provides you will all details of the latest cultural events in Düsseldorf. Ongoing exhibitions are presented, the latest theatre, dance and opera productions listed, and the most important information about classical music concerts is here as well

Projektion at NRW Forum, Photo: M. v. Offern

Cultural Festivals

Every year Düsseldorf is host to a multiplicity of cultural festivals. Classical highlights at the Schumannfest, stars of the club- and popculture at the Open Source Festival and 300.000 swinging and dancing visitors at Germany's biggest jazz festival are only a few examples of what the cities festivals have to offer.


Museums and more

Düsseldorf has 26 museums and more than 100 galleries to offer its visitors. These include such famous institutions as the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen


Opera, Tonhalle, Theatre and more

The cultural scene in Düsseldorf has a wide and varied programme to offer. The Deutsche Oper am Rhein employs Germany's largest ensemble and for decades has been thrilling audiences with


Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

The first guided tour of the world-famous Art Academy was organised by Norbert Kricke in 1972. Since then, the academy opens its doors for five days at the end of every

Culture for young people and kids

Culture for young people and kids

Düsseldorf’s cultural scene has loads of exciting things in store for young people and kids as well. Culture for a young audience is a hugely important element in the programmes and

Culture for young people and kids


Art:cards grant free entrance to many of Düsseldorf's museums and exhibition halls incl. special exhibitions.