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


The Kö-Bogen is considered the “project of the century” for Düsseldorf. All tenants stand authentically for premium, luxury and lifestyle shopping in new and lively quarters.


Building of the regional government

The seat of the President of Düsseldorf’s local government (Bezirksregierung) was built in baroque revival style during the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The building is on Cecilienallee, directly adjacent to Rheinpark.


Gehry Buildings

The complex at the foot of Rheinturm designed by Frank O. Gehry is one of the city’s best-known landmarks. The architecture of these modern buildings is extraordinary. All façades are curved, so that the differently designed surfaces appear to undulate and flow.



Built in 1915, Carsch-Haus on Heinrich-Heine-Allee is an imposing neoclassical building with art nouveau influences. “Moving history”: to clear the way for the construction of the subway line at the beginning of the 1980s, Carsch-Haus was completely disassembled and rebuilt 23 metres to the west.


Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Playhouse)

The Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus theatre with its wave-shaped façade was highly controversial in aesthetic terms when it was built in the 1960s. It was one of the last major theatres to be built in the post-War period. Performances were first staged there in 1970.


Dreischeibenhaus (classified office building)

Now a listed building, Dreischeibenhaus towers up beside the theatre. The visual effect it creates is that of three parallel “slices”. Its visual interaction with the adjacent theatre embodies the contrast between business and art.



Today, the Ehrenhof building is a cultural centre housing several well-known institutions. The expressionist brick building from the 1920s was first used as a trade fair centre.


Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz

This unique building was erected at the end of the 20th century. It houses the North Rhine-Westphalian art collection and also stages temporary exhibitions of 20th century art. The architects Dissing + Weitling based their design for the building on the shape of a concert piano.


Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen k21 Ständehaus

To create K21, the former state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia – the so-called “Ständehaus” – was converted. The large public square in the inner courtyard and the spectacular glass dome on the roof are genuine architectural attractions.


Kaufhof an der Kö (department store)

This art nouveau building was erected at the beginning of the 20th century on Königsallee to house the Tietz department store. Today, it is known as Galeria Kaufhof an der Kö.


Mannesmann building

The Mannesmann Building on the banks of the Rhine, which gave rise to the still-used name of Mannesmannufer, consists of two units: an 88-metre-high building with a blue-and-white façade, and the neighbouring structure, designed as an administration building.


Stadttor (city gate)

Stadttor, close to Rheinturm, was awarded the “Architecture Oscar” in 1998 at the MIPIM real estate show in Cannes, as the “Best Building of the Year” and also received the jury’s special award as the “Best Office Building”.


Wilhelm Marx House

A building of unusual historic significance: built between 1922 and 1924, its 13 floors made it Germany’s first office high-rise. It is named after the city’s former mayor, Wilhelm Marx, who held office from 1899 until 1910.