old town

Rhine embankment promenade

Untere Rheinwerft, 40213 Düsseldorf

The Düsseldorf Kö is world renowned, but it is far from being the only promenade in the city. The Rhine embankment promenade is also very popular and was designed between 1990 and 1997 according to the plans of the architect Niklaus Fritschi.

No wonder, the promenade between the Altstadt (Old town) and the river has so much to offer: warm breezes and spectacular sunsets, gourmet celebrations, a staircase on which to linger and urban beach furniture. The prerequisite for the one and a half kilometres of quality of life was the construction of the Rhine embankment tunnel. Original Düsseldorf people, being those who remember how the situation was in earlier times, are still enthusiastic about the fact that the traffic, which used to run parallel to the river here before 1990, now flows underground.

Accessibility Information
  • Public Transport: Landtag/Kniebrücke (200 m).
  • Access via 3 ramps to Unteres Rheinwerft (lower embankment).
  • Gradient of 7% lined with cobblestones on Burgplatz, 4.5% towards the water level gage and 6% towards museum KIT.
  • Public disabled toilets on Mannesmannufer at museum KIT and at Reuterkaserne before Oberkassel bridge (grass verge at entrance to Rhine embankment tunnel).
  • Disabled parking spaces at Apolloplatz.


Untere Rheinwerft
40213 Düsseldorf