The 3-hectare Malkastenpark in the centre of Düsseldorf is a historic meeting point for artists and philosophers and has been a protected historical monument since 2001.


Following a three-year restoration project, the historic park of the Malkasten Artists’ Association looks better than ever. Where Goethe once strolled, the inhabitants of Düsseldorf can now enjoy art and nature for an admission charge of just two euros.

The history of the Malkastenpark dates back to the second half of the 18th century: Councillor of Commerce Johann Conrad Jacobi purchased a small estate in Pempelfort in 1742 and had a baroque garden with a parterre and avenue built. His son Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi converted the park into an “art park” in the landscape style.

In 1848 the Malkasten Artists’ Association purchased the Jacobi estate and took over the property.

Pempelfort/ Stadtmitte/ Jacobistraße
40211 Düsseldorf
Total Area approx. 3 ha