Facades and facets
Architecture in Düsseldorf
Architecture in Düsseldorf is a celebration of diversity, which can be enjoyed in just a few square kilometres. It is only a ten-minute bike ride from the three organic shapes of the iconic Frank O. Gehry buildings in the MedienHafen to the architectural synergy of the Kö-Bogen 1 and 2 at the top of Königsallee, with which the New York star architect Daniel Libeskind together with the renowned Düsseldorf Ingenhoven office made their mark.
There are two more definitive landmarks right next to the Kö-Bogen: the Dreischeiben skyscraper, which has been soaring 94 metres into the sky since 1960 as a symbol of the economic miracle, and its antithesis, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus with its white, curved facade. The Tonhalle and Ehrenhof, Carsch House, Wilhelm Marx House and Behrensbau on the banks of the Rhine all bear witness to the fact that Düsseldorf was already thinking big in the first quarter of the 20th century. If you want to travel further back in history, you can enjoy the sumptuous legacy left by Elector Karl Theodor von der Pfalz, who enriched the city with the Benrath Palace in the south and Jägerhof Palace in the central Hofgarten.
What was once an industrial wasteland has become a cutting-edge landmark
Düsseldorf is brimming with architectural highlights, most of which can be seen in the Medienhafen - an absolute must for architecture lovers. You will not only be able to see the organic Frank O. Gehry building ensemble, which has long been a spectacular landmark on the Düsseldorf skyline, but also the sleek Sign skyscraper of Helmut Jahn and the vitreous Stadttor. The newest kid on the block is the Float Building in Holzstrasse which was designed by Renzo Piano. For anyone who wants to discover the many facets of the MedienHafen: Düsseldorf Tourismus regularly organises architectural tours.