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metropolis on the river rhine 2 one city – two rivers. the düssel gave the city its name, the rhine its importance. the former fishing village at the mouth of the idyllic düssel, which flows into the great river rhine, looks back on more than 800 years of eventful history, on counts and prince electors who shaped the beginnings of today’s metropolis. goethe’s visit left its traces in “poetry and truth”, napoleon’s visit the sobriquet “little paris”. the poet heinrich heine praised his native town as being “very beautiful”. www.visitduesseldorf.de düsseldorf – metropolis on the river rhine
3 and today... ... düsseldorf international is germany’s third-largest airport. from here, 80 airlines serve 180 destinations worldwide. düssel- dorf can be reached within one hour’s flying time from all large european capitals. ... messe düsseldorf, the trade fair centre, is host to over 50 international trade fairs every year, of which 24 are leaders in their field worldwide. ... düsseldorf is a successful combination of the rhineland’s typical joie de vivre and cosmo- politan charm – combined with a wealth of attractions worth seeing and experiencing. düsseldorf – a city that invites you to dis- cover and experience it! linger on the rhine riverbank and ex- perience an unforgettable sunset. enjoy the end of the day before setting off into the pulsating nightlife. where? on the banks of the rhine, of course, in the medienhafen! our tip
rheinish lifestyle düsseldorf – a successful combination of traditions and trends, a city of five seasons: during the “foolish season”, i.e. carnival time, the city bubbles over with sheer zest for life. the city pulsates, it is palpable everywhere. above all in the altstadt (old town), the legendary legendary half-a-square-kilometre on the banks of the rhine with its around 260 restaurants and inns, pubs, rustic breweries and cafés, which earned it the name “the longest bar in the world”. this is the home of the altbier. nowhere else does this top-brewed beer taste as delicious as at the historic microbreweries. but the altstadt (old town) is more than that: quiet lanes with cobble stones, the old palace tower saluting the ships passing by, the twisted spire of st. lambertus church leaving its observer puzzled, the splendid old private houses a reminder of past glamour. the rhine embankment prome nade has drawn the city close to the 4 rhenish lifestyle
5 düsseldorf is the city of short dis tances. from the airport to the trade fair centre, esprit arena or iss dome: 10 minutes. from the trade fair centre to the city centre: 15 minutes. and in the city, most points of interest, such as the art axis with its museums and cultural insti tutes, are all within easy reach. did you know? rhine again, it is an invitation to stroll and relax. the promenade leads all the way to where the city’s creative brains are at home, the medienhafen. a feast for lovers of architecture: ancient railway lines listed for preservation form an exciting contrast with the glass palaces of the present. trendy bars, clubs and restaurants complete the ensemble. night owls are able to choose be tween noble clubs on the “kö”, danc ing the night away at the ultramodern medienhafen or on former shop floors in the district of lierenfeld. “ratinger straße” in the altstadt (old town) is hip – the whole road is one big open-air party in sum- mer. düsseldorf is truly an extraordi- nary metropolis!
fashion, shopping, königsallee düsseldorf, the fashion city, is one of the world’s most elegant shopping destinations. leading trade fairs and a wealth of showrooms have prompted fashion designers and well-known labels to look upon düsseldorf as their adopt ed city. small wonder then that the shopping facil ities leave nothing to be desired. königsallee boasts a string of international high-end brands including gucci, burberry, chanel and tiffany & co. shopping enthusiasts frequently enjoy a break in one of the many street cafés where they can watch the motley crew of beauties and the fashion-savvy stroll by. 6 fashion, shopping, königsallee
7 how about a very special shopping tour? a personal shopper will accompany you and advise you exclu sively on fashion trends, colour and style. information and booking t +49 211 17 202-854 www.visitduesseldorf.de firstname.lastname@example.org our tip interest ing offshoots of düssel- dorf’s fashion scene are now also to be found in such other up-and-coming districts as flingern and bilk, where young designers are a breath of fresh air. in the heart of the city, carl- stadt, with its cobblestones and historic flair, is yet another po- pular shopping haunt – replete with exclu sive boutiques, anti- quities and much more. t +4921117202-854
shopping malls kö-bogen königsallee 2 the new kö-bogen, located in the centre of düsseldorf between königsallee, schadowstraße and schadowplatz, is a visible landmark that is home to a number of internationally renowned brands and the breuninger department store. characteristic of new york architect daniel libeskind’s new structure is the curved facade made of glass and natural white stone, as well as the opening to the courtyard garden. the kö-bogen is a true shopping hotspot. www.koebogen.info kö-galerie/kö-karree königsallee 60 modernised from top to toe, this exclusive mix of businesses, with a retail space of around 20,000 sq m on three elegant shopping levels, offers some 90 shops featuring international premium and high-end brands, cafés and innovative gastronomy. www.koegalerie.com sevens königsallee 56 an all-new interior design along with clear signage and directions – these are the guarantors of relaxed shopping. the lifestyle, fash- ion, gastronomy and technology on offer here are top of the range. the shopping mall houses one of the largest saturn outlets in ger- many. the connection between sevens and the adjacent kö-galerie contributes to an exceptional shopping experience. www.sevens.de stilwerk grünstraße 15 stilwerk düsseldorf is a feast for the eyes even on an architectural level. the building rises five storeys high out of an elliptical floor plan to stand 32 m tall and culminating in a glass roof. here, you will find everything from designer spoons to complete interiors. www.stilwerk.de schadow arkaden schadowstraße 11 this star-shaped mall is an outstanding address for shopping in close proxim ity to the “kö”. the diverse offer in the approx. 50 shops ranges from fashion to beauty all the way to interior design. the mall also houses the theater an der kö. www.schadow-arkaden.de düsseldorf arcaden friedrichstraße 129–133 friedrichstraße is located to the south of königsallee. built on the site of a former freight depot, this retail centre offers some 120 shops spread over three levels. there is even a fitness and well- ness facility and swimming baths. www.duesseldorf-arcaden.de 8 shopping-malls
art and culture 10 düsseldorf is the city of art. in the world-famous art academy (originally the academy of painting of the electorate of the palatinate), internationally renowned artists such as joseph beuys, gerhard richter and jörg immendorff have studied and taught painting, sculpture and graphic art, but also architecture, stage design, photography, film and video. the museum kunstpalast at the ehrenhof cultural centre is home to old masters as well as art of the 19th century and the hentrich glass museum. nrw forum düsseldorf, which presents exhibi- tions on the subjects of media, photography, architecture, fashion and design, is also integrated into the ehrenhof complex. kunsthalle düsseldorf, with kunstverein für die rheinlande und westfalen, organises changing exhibitions of modern and contem- porary art, kunstsammlung nordrhein-westfalen k20 grabbe- platz is one of the leading museums presenting 20th century art, whilst kunstsammlung nordrhein-westfalen k21 ständehaus focuses on the present and shows international contemporary art of the 21st century. art and culture
11 beneath the lively, popular rhine embankment promen ade – in the space between the tunnel sections for motor traf- fic – “kit – kunst im tunnel” has become one of the city’s most spectacular ex hibition places. beyond that, düsseldorf is also home to 17 municipal muse- ums and exhibitions as well as to many private mu seums and more than 100 galleries and art rooms. tour through the kunstakademie düsseldorf (academy of art) an annual exhibition of student work at the world-famous kunstakademie düsseldorf (academy of art) towards the end of the winter term is a high- light for art lovers, and any other interested parties and gallery owners who are keen to meet tomorrow’s artists today! www.kunstakademie-duesseldorf.de group tour “art in düsseldorf plus” – incl. visit to düsseldorf galleries the walk along the art axis is com- plemented by exciting visits to select düsseldorf galleries with an opportunity to talk to the gallery own- ers. düsseldorf’s galleries enjoy the best international reputa- tion. their programme ranges from classic modernism to the most diver- sified contemporary positions. they are also forums for the lively local art scene. information and booking t +49 211 17 202-854 www.visitduesseldorf.de email@example.com our tip t +4921117202-854
actors, directors and authors realise their visions on the city’s big stages. with productions at deutsche oper am rhein (opera), the tonhalle düsseldorf and düsseldorfer schauspielhaus (play- house), düsseldorf causes quite a stir. the performances at the boulevard theatres are well known and popular. kom(m)ödchen, germany’s first political cabaret founded by kay and lore lorentz, is legendary. the capitol musical theatre and roncalli’s apollo varieté enchant their international audience. 12 art and culture
architecture famous architects have left their mark in düsseldorf. art-nouveau artists such as joseph maria olbrich and peter behrens created striking buildings at the beginning of the 20th century. the city’s avant-garde mile, as it were, is the medienhafen, the former industrial harbour area having undergone an exciting change. where previously silos and storage halls characterised the sky- line, there are now buildings designed by internationally renowned archi tects. claude vasconi, david chipperfield and, above all, frank o. gehry with his three “dancing towers” shape the city’s new image. the harbour owes its special charm to its mixture of “old and new” – old quay walls, steps and tracks of the former cargo quay are still in place and under preserva tion orders. 13 architecture ask for the free “culture guide” brochure, which contains all informa- tion on museums, cultural institutes and event venues. firstname.lastname@example.org t +49 211 17 202-842 for events and exhibitions see www.visitduesseldorf.de t +4921117202-842
14 a further architectural highlight – the so-called “kö-bogen” – has been enriching düsseldorf city centre since autumn 2013. the structure was designed by new york architect daniel libeskind. the kö-bogen was recognised with the prestigious mipim award in 2014, officially making it the world’s best building in the category of urban renewal. the opening of the wehrhahn line in early 2016 was a milestone for both local public transport and architecture. not only was public transport in düsseldorf further improved but the idea of “art in public places” was also impressively implement- ed, with the six new subway stations being designed by different artists. other imposing buildings such as the ingenhoven-tal are already being planned in the nrw state capital and will continue to shape düsseldorf’s urban landscape. architecture
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guided city tours whether on foot, by bus or boat – guided city tours give you a first idea of the city and are as informative as they are enter- taining. düsseldorf has much to offer. where do you want to start your voyage of discovery? a guided tour of the city will reveal the whole spectrum between histo- ry and modern age – the sights, museums, microbreweries and institutions that make düssel- dorf what it is – a successful state capital city with a rich tra- dition. on board one of our dou- ble-decker sightseeing buses you will soon get a feel for the many options available to you in düsseldorf. in addition to public guided walks and tours, you can also opt for individual themed tours for small groups. 16 order our free “sightseeingtours” brochure on t +49 211 17 202-842 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. the brochure provides details of all sightseeing tours, guided walks, boat excursions, bike and group offers. information and booking at the tou rist information offices or phone t +49 211 17 202-854 and at email@example.com our tip guided city tours t +4921117202-842 t +4921117202-854 and at
the daily round trip is a düsseldorf highlight – with eight stops for you to hop on, hop off, discover and experience! two children may travel free of charge per adult. tickets start €8.00 for each further child, with düsseldorfcard €7.00. hopon hopoff €15 with düsseldorfcard €13.00 information & tickets düsseldorf tourismus gmbh t +49 211 17 202-854 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitduesseldorf.de city tour in 10 languages organizer: düsseldorfer citytour e. k., mündelheimer weg 10, 40472 düsseldorf t +4921117202-854
düsseldorf barrier-free 18 düsseldorf attaches great importance to promoting mobility in the city with as few restrictions as possible, so that all guests can enjoy their stay. this is expressed in numerous major and minor facilities – such as wheelchair-friendly low-floor vehicles, timetable informa- tion for visually impaired people, or guided tours in sign language. even the tourist information offices at the central station and in the altstadt (old town) – the first points of contact for many individual travellers – are designed without barriers, providing ramped en- trances and lowered counters. on rathausplatz (city hall square), a bronze model of the altstadt (old town) makes it possible to explore the streets and sights by fingertip. the blind and visually impaired can orient themselves in the vicinity of the shopping boulevard using the bronze model on königsallee, experiencing a variety of buildings by touch and strolling down the “kö” on fingertips. many hotels have adapted their facilities to meet the special requirements of people with special needs and provide suitable rooms, lifts and ramped entrances. hotels with barrier-free facilities are indicated accordingly in the brochure “düsseldorf hotel guide”. the brochure “düsseldorf without barriers” issued for the city offers further comprehensive information. it gives you a detailed descrip- tion of the facilities and amenities of hotels, restaurants, cultural in- stitutes and transport services to facilitate planning your trip to suit your individual requests and requirements. the range of information sources is complemented by the barrier-free internet portal www.duesseldorf-barrierefrei.de. order both brochures free by phoning t +49 211 17 202-842 or e-mail email@example.com düsseldorf barrier-free t +4921117202-842 or e-mail
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düsseldorf in one hour stores at the beginning of the 20th century (architect: joseph maria olbrich). at the corner, you will find “slim matilda”, the clock that has been one of the city’s most popular meeting points for generations. heading for the altstadt (old town), you have to cross hein- rich-heine-allee. to the left is ger many’s earliest high-rise office build ing, wilhelm-marx- house (1922–24). a detour into its idyllic inner courtyard (stadtbrückchen) is worthwhile, if only for the nice cafés. inci- dentally, the carsch-haus de- partment store, de signed by the art-nouveau architect otto engler, was at one time dismantled for the construction of the underground and then rebuilt 23 metres further back. königsallee start at the entrance to kö- galerie and stroll along the exclusive shops. allow yourself to be captivated by the atmos- phere of the magnificent boule- vard. following the historic in- cident when a piece of horse dung was thrown at king fried rich wilhelm iv in 1848, the street that was originally called kastanienallee, chestnut ave- nue, was renamed königsallee, king’s avenue, in 1851 as a gesture of compensation. at the end of the “kö” moat, where it meets schadowstraße, is the triton fountain, the kö’s land- mark – a place worth lingering awhile. from here, you have a beautiful view of the whole moat and the kaufhof building opposite, which was one of germany’s first department you have little time to spare but would like to see as much as possible? the following tour will lead you to the major highlights in just one hour. in order to help you find your way, the tour is marked on the city centre map (see right). or ask at the tourist information offices about the exciting free city rallies for adults and children or the children’s harbour rally. 20 düsseldorf in one hour
jägerhofstr. k a is e r s t r . hofgartenr a m p e h.-he ine-a llee b e rl in e r a ll e e m.-weyhe-allee k a is e r s t r . herzogstr. herzogstr. elisab ethst r. elisabet hstr. corneliusstr. hüt h ü t t e n s t r . graf-adolf-str. fried richs tr. k a v a l l e r i e s t r . haroldstr. be rli ne r al le e breite str. kaser nenst r. oberkasseler brücke gartenstr. u b e n s tr . vagedes- platz eiskeller- str. r e u t e r k a s . fritz-roeber-str. feldstr. ei s- ke lle r- be rg schadowstr. schadowstr. schadow- platz marienstr. b l u m e n s t r . klosterst königstr. girardet- br. martin- luther- platz steinstr. benrather str. max- platz flinger str. grabenstr. königs- allee königs allee hafenstr. schul- str. c i t a d e l l s t r . o r a n g e - r ie s t r . bäckerstr. m a n n e s m a n n u fe r r a t h a u s u f e r trinkaus- str. andreas- str. mutter-ey- str. grabbepl. kurze str. bolkerstr. mühlenstr. l ie fe r g . n e u - b r ü c k s tr . lamb.- str. m ü h - le n g . p.-klee- platz ritterstr. burg- pl. markt- platz sc hl oß uf er marktstr. hunsr ückens tr. wallstr. th.- körner- str. k r e u z s t r . bleic hstr. aug.-thyssen-str. g.- gründgens- platz ernst- schneider- platz goltsteinstr. w agnerstr. l ie . m i t t e lst r. altestadt ratinger str. be r g e r s t r . reichsstr. ständehausstr. b e r g e r a ll e e tho- mas- str. posts tr. süd- str. bastionstr. s.- klein- str. bilker str. hohe str. grünstr. carl-theodor-str. bahnstr. h ü t t e n s t r . kö ni gs al le e talstr. luisenstr. jahnst r. husch berge r str. alexander- str. stresem annstr. bahnstr. grupell c h a r l o t t e n s reichsstr. k r o n p r in z e n s t r . florastr. f lo r a s tr . kronenstr. kirchfeldstr. s s e r s t r . r h e in w e r f t r h e in u fe r - p r o m e n a d e tr. l o r e t t o s t r . joh.- rau-pl. - aritas- platz horion- platz j ü r g e n s p l a t z k o n k o r d i a s t r . f r i e d e n - s t r . k o n k o r d i a s t r . bürgerstr. . sedanstr. fürstenwall fürstenwall kirchfeldstr. r e i c h s - g a s s e leo- statz- platz friedensplätz- chen luise jahnstr. talstr. a adersstr. pionie rstr. fürsten- platz rstenwall o s t s t r . wa s s e r s t r . antoniusstr haroldstr. car l s t o r sch w anenm a r k t schadowstr. schadowstr. schadowstr. platz platz platz platz königs- königs- königs- allee allee allee elisab ethst r. elisabet hstr. kaser nenst r. grabenstr. hunsr ückens tr. hunsr ückens tr. hunsr ückens tr. hunsr ückens tr. h h h ho of fg g g g ga a a a ar r r rt t t te e e en n nr r r r a a a a m m m m p p p e e e e oberkasseler brücke oberkasseler brücke oberkasseler brücke oberkasseler brücke h.-he ine-a llee h.-he ine-a llee h.-he ine-a llee steinstr. trinkaus- mutter-ey- mutter-ey- k r e u z s t r . o schadow- straße benrather straße graf-adolf- platz kirchplatz steinstraße/ königsallee heinrich- heine-allee r h e i n altstadt hofgarten 21 “düsseldorf in one hour” tour altstadt (old town) continue on flinger straße and turn right into hunsrückenstraße after carsch-haus. at its end is st. andreas, one of the rhine land’s most beautiful baroque churches, which deserves a short visit. bolkerstraße is the birth- place of the poet heinrich heine, the city’s famous son, who be- came world-famous for the loreley song. on the other side is the protestant neander church whose construction had to be sanctioned by the elector jan wellem. at 11:00 and 13:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00, the chimes on schneider-wibbel- gasse merit a short detour. proceed to marktplatz with the city hall at the end of bolker- straße. high on his horse, the elector jan wellem looks down upon the square. his monument is not only düsseldorf’s land- mark, but also one of the most important baroque equestrian statues north of the alps. now you are just a few steps away from the river rhine. burgplatz/rhine embankment promenade burgplatz, the square with the radschläger (cartwheeler) fountain under plane trees, is where düsseldorf’s heart beats. here, the little river düssel, which gave the town its name, flows into the rhine. in the background is the former col- legiate church st. lambertus with the shrine of st. apolinaris. next to the bridge over the düs- sel, the monument to düssel- dorf being granted the privileges of a town demonstrates impres- sively more than 725 years of town history (town status grant- ed in 1288). the square is domi- nated by alter schlossturm, the old palace tower (now the schifffahrt-museum navigation
22 düsseldorf in one hour museum) and last testimony to the princely palace from the 13th century that fell vic- tim to flames in 1872. wel- come to the rhine, western europe’s most important riv- er! the generously propor- tioned rhine embankment promenade is considered one of the most beautiful on the rhine. upriver, the medien- hafen is characterised by out- standing architectural crea- tions, and the elegant district of oberkassel on the opposite bank by art-nouveau facades. stroll along the wave-like pavement, especially de- signed for the rhine embank- ment promenade, past the historic water gauge and the restored old harbour basin, and leave the rhine at schul- straße. carlstadt carlstadt is the city’s exquisite quarter of galleries and an- tique shops. past the filmmu- seum and the hetjens-muse- um/german museum of ce- ramics, proceed to another architectural gem: citadell- straße with its elegant stately residences from the 18th and 19th centuries and the flair of its streets almost unchanged since these days, seems to have escaped the passing of time. a more profound insight into düsseldorf’s history can be gained at stadtmuseum at the corner of bäcker straße and berger allee. its cosy garden is treated as an insidertip! along the romantic bäckerstraße, orangerie- straße and benrather straße you will reach carlsplatz, and its lively food market open from monday to saturday. from here, take the attract ive bilker straße for a visit to the heinrich-heine-institute or proceed past the former resi- dence of robert and clara schumann to bastionstraße, a must for every lover of an- tiques. königsallee straight on from here you will reach the “kö” again. design enthusiasts are recommend- ed a visit to stilwerk on grün- straße, the department store for exclusive design. this ends the tour – we hope that you’ve enjoyed it.
traditions and customs 23 punctually on 11 november 11:11 every year, hoppeditz the jester’s awakening, heralds the 5th season – carnival. around fe-bruary finally, the “foolish days” mark its highlight – starting on thursday with “weiberfast nacht”, when wom- en symbol ically storm the city hall to seize power, cutting off men’s ties and kissing them in return. sunday’s street carnival on the kö is a warm-up, as it were, to rosenmontag, rose monday with its big parade, the climax of all the foolery. year after year, it attracts millions of visitors to the metropolis on the rhine, and just as many in front of the tv screens. july belongs to the marks- men’s festival. one of its main attractions is the historic pa- rade, ranking amongst the big- gest in germany with more than 3,000 uniformed marks- men, brassbands, harnessed horse teams and carriages. during ten days, more than four million visitors flock to kirmes, the biggest fun fair on the rhine: thrills and nostalgia, breathtaking rides and historic düsseldorfers have a real sense of tradition and cultivate their old customs throughout the year. merry-go-rounds, and a gigan- tic, stunning fireworks display. in autumn, the children get ready for the traditional st. martin’s festival on 10 novem- ber by making their own lan- terns and rehearsing the old songs that accompany the splendid lantern processions. a couple of weeks later, when the christmas markets are opened, the city is full of at- mosphere. the enchanting hustle and bustle of the mar- kets in the glow of thousands of lights covers several squares and streets in the city centre – a small winter tale with individ- ually designed market stalls. traditions and customs
eating and drinking the old saying that “food and drink keep body and soul together” has fallen on fertile ground in düsseldorf. the gastronomic choice includes rustic breweries whose menus list local specialities such as marinated beef, knuckle of pork, black pudding or pea soup. this is the home of the “halve hahn” – not half a chicken, but a cheese speciality with cumin and onions, eaten with a small rye roll, a “röggelchen” in the vernacu lar. all this should be accompanied by a pleasant cold “altbier”, the dark fermented beer made according to the ancient recipes at five microbreweries in düsseldorf (see city centre map on cover). for the gourmets, there are chefs conjuring up stars on the gas- tronomic sky. some of them are indisputably amongst germany’s best. 24 eating and drinking
it is recommended to reserve tables, and especially so during trade fair times! in recent years, the number of restaur ants in the medienhafen has doubled. at night it is a hot spot for the trendy people, and after-work parties in the har- bour have attained cult status. after leaving work, the question here is: a taste of italy, cuban atmosphere, designer restaur ant or sushi? for a lunch break there are nice bistros and restaurants along hammer straße. 25 our tip harbour-houses-tour in medienhafen part of the tour’s attraction is also the various examples of outstanding archi- tecture: the twisted buildings designed by the american frank o.gehry are as spectacular as the open design of the landtag (state parliament) is symbolic, while the rhine tower is literally a cut above the rest. information and booking t +49 211 1 72 02-854 www.visitduesseldorf.de/ harbour-houses-tour t +4921117202-854
palaces, parks and castles green is a dominant colour in düsseldorf. almost one fifth of the city’s total surface is covered by recreation areas, green spaces and forest. düsseldorf’s tradition as a garden city dates back far into the 18th century. in those days, nicolas de pigage created hofgarten, which was germany’s first public garden. düsseldorf‘s green axis begins at nordpark with its japanese garden and reaches all the way south to the nature reserve urdenbacher kämpe. the brochure “palaces, parks and castles”, available as e-paper on www.visitduessel- dorf.de/brochures, not only describes the city’s green lungs, but also the castles and palaces in the region and the route of horticultural art between rhine and maas. 26 palaces, parks and castles experience the rhineland metropolis and the many sights it contains between the alt- stadt (old town) and the medienhafen on a magnificent panorama cruise on board the “mswarsteiner”orthe “msheinrichheine”. t +49 211 17 202-854 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitduesseldorf.de our tip t +4921117202-854
schloss und park benrath schloss benrath (benrath pal- ace) was built as a pleasure and hunting palace for the elector carl theodor. today, the ensemble in its artistic unity of buildings, interior and gardens, 60 hectares in all, is considered one of europe’s rare complete works of art of the late baroque period. the main palace build- ing (corps de logis), with its furniture, porcelain, paintings, etc., gives an impression of court life in the second half of the 18th century. the eastern wing houses the “museum für europäische gar- tenkunst” (mu seum of europe- an garden art) and the western wing the “museum für natur kunde” (museum of natural sciences). address and information benrather schlossallee 100–106 t +49 211 89-9 38 32 www.schloss-benrath.de barbarossa’s imperial palace kaiserswerth on the edge of the picturesque centre of kaiserswerth, the mighty ruins of the legendary emperor barbarossa’s medieval palace rise directly from the riverbank, once one of the most important fortresses on the rhine. emperor barbarossa had the imperial pal ace enlarged when he transferred the customs point from the netherlands to kaiserswerth and needed a for- tress to dominate the rhine. ships transported mighty trachyte blocks from the drachenfels rocks in the sieben gebirge mountain range to kaiserswerth. the impressive ruins still measure more than 50 metres in length, only a part of the ancient imperial palace that was much bigger. the walls of the imperial fortress are up to four and a half metres thick. address and information burgallee email@example.com www.kaiserswerth.de 27 t +4921189-93832
excursions into the region fortress zons this unique complex from the 14th century is considered to be the best-preserved example of a fortified town on the river rhine. the historic centre and the completely intact town wall of the “rothen- burg of the rhineland”, in the direct vicinity of düsseldorf, are big visitor attractions. there are numerous restaurants with a historic ambience. address and information schlossstraße 2–4, 41541 dormagen-zons t +49 2133 27 62 815, www.zons.de neanderthal museum neanderthal man: a term known worldwide. the legendary find was made in the 19th century, just a few steps from what today is düsseldorf’s city limit. undertake an exciting journey through distant times into the future at one of europe’s most popular and modern museums. address and information talstraße 300, 40822 mettmann t +49 2104 97 97 15, www.neanderthal.de museum island hombroich – art in parallel with nature scattered between pollarded willows, brooks and historic gardens are twelve exhibition pavilions by the artist erwin heerich, with works of art from two thousand years and many different cultures: from treasures of antiquity to classic modernism and contemporary art. address and information minkel 2, 41472 neuss-holzheim t +49 2182 88 74 000, www.inselhombroich.de 28 excursions into the region t +4921332762815, www.zons.de t +492104979715, www.neanderthal.de t +4921828874000, www.inselhombroich.de
langen foundation built according to plans by tadao ando, the site forms part of the cultural area of hombroich. the house is a forum for changing exhibitions and works from the collection of viktor and marianne langen as well as private collections, most of which had so far not been accessible to the public. address and information raketenstation hombroich 1, 41472 neuss-holzheim t +49 2182 57 010, www.langenfoundation.de burg palace on the river wupper located on the river wupper, the well-fortified castle and palace complex from the 12th century was once the ancestral seat of the counts of berg. the fortifications, knights’ hall, armoury, dungeon, palace chapel and ancestral portrait gallery grant an insight into the history and culture of the middle ages. from unterburg, a chairlift takes you to the palace, and from the castle keep there is a magnifi- cent view of the bergisches land countryside. address and information schlossplatz 2, 42659 solingen-burg t +49 212 24 22 611, www.schlossburg.de jever fun skihalle neuss 365 days of fun on the slope and après-ski at one of europe’s most modern ski halls! a winter sports paradise with ideal condi- tions for beginners and ski enthusiasts, it features 2 drag lifts, 1 chairlift, tubing and curling facilities. the restaurants offer a good selection of food. equipment can be rented. address and information an der skihalle 1, 41472 neuss-holzheim t +49 2131 12 440, www.allrounder.de schloss dyck foundation the impressive dyck water palace is considered one of the lower rhine’s most important cultural monuments and can look back on almost 1,000 years of his tory. the palace, built on four islands, is at the heart of generous parks and gardens. large expanses of water, idyllic pathways and the remarkable collection of rare, mighty trees form a magnificent ensemble and a superb testimony to the rhineland’s cultural history. address and information 41363 jüchen, t +49 2182 82 40, www.stiftung-schloss-dyck.de 29 t +49218257010, www.langenfoundation.de t +492122422611, www.schlossburg.de t +49213112440, www.allrounder.de 41363 jüchen, t +4921828240, www.stiftung-schloss-dyck.de
souvenirs there are a few local emblems and specialities that are emi- nently suited as small presents or souvenirs. for example, the excellent herbal liqueur “killepitsch”. busch on flinger straße 1 has a large selection. the mustard museum on berger straße 29 sells the original düsseldorf löwensenf and many other mus- tard special ities. bottles of the delicious local altbier can be bought at the breweries. 30 souvenirs – typical for düsseldorf the custom of turning cartwheels goes back to 1288 when düsseldorf children did their “flips” to celebrate success at the battle of worringen. you can still encoun- ter the little cartwheelers today in the alt- stadt (old town) and on königsallee where they will demonstrate their skills for as little as “eene penning” – a penny. did you know? on königsallee, franzen offers the düsseldorf radschläger (cartwheeler) as a high-end porcelain figure, while heine- mann confectionery sells it made of marzipan. the widest range of düssel- dorf souvenirs is available from the tourist information offices in the altstadt (old town), marktstraße/corner rheinstraße and at the central station, immermannstraße 65 b.
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32 inner city map sights/architecture bergischer löwe 58 carlsplatz 47 carsch-haus 34 dreischeibenhaus 14 eko-haus der d japanischen kultur e. v. see surrounding area map heinrich-heine-geburtshaus 31 heinrich-heine-monument 60 jan-wellem-denkmal 28 jröner jong 11 kaiserswerth, kaiserpfalz a see surrounding area map königsallee 50 kö-bogen/libeskind-bauten 24 kunstakademie düsseldorf 5 landtag nordrhein-westfalen 61 medienhafen/gehry-bauten 65 radschlägerbrunnen 17 rathaus 28 ratinger tor 7 rheinturm 63 rheinuferpromenade/pegeluhr 39 schneider-wibbel-gasse 29 stadterhebungsmonument 17 stadtmodell rathaus 27 stadttor 67 tritonenbrunnen 35 wilhelm-marx-haus 38 museums akademie-galerie – 25 die neue sammlung aquazoo – löbbecke museum c (closed until spring 2017) see surrounding area map düsseldorfer senfladen 41 und museum f. g. conzen – altes haus 49 filmmuseum 40 goethe-museum/ 6 schloss jägerhof sammlung ernst schneider haus des karnevals 33 heinrich-heine-institut 55 hetjens-museum/ 43 deutsches keramikmuseum julia stoschek collection e see surrounding area map kai 10 | arthena foundation 68 kit – kunst im tunnel 57 kunsthalle düsseldorf/ 20 kunstverein für die rheinlande und westfalen kunstsammlung nordrhein- 13 westfalen, k20 grabbeplatz kunstsammlung nordrhein- 66 westfalen, k21 ständehaus mahn- und gedenkstätte 18 museum kunstpalast/ 1 glasmuseum hentrich nrw-forum düsseldorf 2 sammlung philara f see surrounding area map schifffahrt-museum 16 im schlossturm stiftung schloss und g park benrath see surrounding area map stadtmuseum landeshauptstadt 53 düsseldorf theatermuseum 9 dumont-lindemann-archiv
theatres/stages capitol theater 45 deutsche oper am rhein 21 düsseldorfer 54 marionetten-theater düsseldorfer schauspielhaus 15 (closed until march 2018) düsseldorfer schauspielhaus 52 “central” forum freies theater-juta 44 forum freies theater- 64 kammerspiele junges schauspielhaus b see surrounding area map kom(m)ödchen 23 komödie düsseldorf 51 roncalli’s apollo varieté 59 savoy theater 62 tanzhaus nrw 46 theater an der kö 32 theater an der luegallee 3 tonhalle düsseldorf 4 churches basilika st. lambertus 12 bergerkirche 37 johanneskirche 42 kreuzherrenkirche 10 neanderkirche 26 st. andreas 19 st. maximilian 48 brewery-inns brauerei schumacher 56 im füchschen 8 kürzer 22 uerige 36 zum schlüssel 30 shopping districts/streets altstadt (old town) carlstadt friedrichstraße immermannstraße/ japanese quarter königsallee schadowstraße/am wehrhahn nordstraße luegallee icons tourist information office city tour excursion boats tactile city map pedestrian area department store shopping mall car park multi-storey car park underground car park parking for tour buses long-distance bus terminal underground station urban railway central station airport fair grounds düsseldorf police public convenience for disabled people free internet access within the city area. networks: “freifunk”, “bluespot”, “unitymedia public wifispot” our tip
hofgarten he elisab ethstr . elisabeth str. k a v a l l e r i e s t r . haroldstr. r h e i n k n i e b r ü c k e kaser nenst r. luegallee oberkasseler brücke scheibenst inselstr. sittarder str. r ob er t- l eh r- u fe r str . jos eph -be uys- ufe r kur t- bau rich ter - str . brüder- str. victoria- platz ehrenhof oederallee eiskeller- str. r e u t e r k a s . fritz-roeber-str. e.on- platz ei s- ke lle r- be r benrather str. max- platz flinger str. grabenstr. hafenstr. schul- str. c i t a d e l l s t r . o r a n g e - r ie s t r . bäckerstr. m a n n e s m a n n u fe r r a t h a u s u fe r andreas- str. mutte s grabb kurze str. bolkerstr. mühlenstr. l ie fe rg . n e u - b r ü c k s tr . lamb.- str. m ü h - le n g . p.-k pla ritterstr. burg- pl. markt- platz sc hl oß uf er marktstr. hunsrü ckenstr . wallstr. m i t t e lst r. altestadt ratinger str. be r g e r s t r . gladbacher str. reichsstr. ständehausstr. b e r g e r a ll e e tho- mas- str. postst r. süd- str. bastionstr. s.- klein- str. bilker str. hohe str. carl-t reichsstr. k r o n p r in z e n s tr . florastr. f lo r a s tr . kronenstr. kirchfeldstr. düsselstr. neus ser str. n e u s s e r s t r . n e u s s e r s tr . siegstr. erftstr. h a m m e r s t r . stromstr. strom str. r h e in w e r ft r h e in u fe r - p r o m e n a d e zollhof am handelshafen z o l l - h o f erft- platz w u p p e r s tr . lippestr. wuppe rstr. sieg- platz w.-tell-str. l o r e t t o s t r . l o r e t t o s t r . m o s e l s t r . l a h n - w e g joh.- rau-pl. apollo- platz caritas- platz horion- platz l a h n - w e g j ü r g e n s p l a t z k o n k o r d i a s t r . f r i e d e n - s t r . k o n k o r d i a s t r . bürgerstr. weiherstr. sedanstr. fürstenwall r e i c h s - g a s s e leo- statz- platz friedensplätz- chen fürstenwall wa s s e r s t r . a h n e n w e g brückenstr. ernst-gnoß-str. haroldstr. car l s t o r habsbur- gerstr. askanierstr. k a i s e r - f r i e d r i c h - r i n g l e o s tr . l e o s t r . leostr. hohen- staufenstr. m ö n c h e n w e rt h e r s tr . sigma- ringen- str. j o a c h im s tr . jo ac him str . ob er ka ss el er st r. feld- mühle- platz san-remo-str. burggraf enstr. k a i s e r - w i l h e l m - r i n g b r e n d ’ a m o u r s t r . brend’amourstr. m a r k g r a f e n s t r . c im b e rn s tr . t e u t o n e n s t r . salier- platz achilles- str. salierstr. salierstr. rheinallee düsseldorfer str. wildenbruchstr. sch w anenm a r k t elisab ethstr . elisabeth str. kaser nenst r. grabenstr. hunsrü ckenstr . hunsrü ckenstr . hunsrü ckenstr . hunsrü ckenstr . h h h ho of fg g g g ga a a a ar r r rt t t te e e en n n luegallee luegallee oberkasseler brücke oberkasseler brücke oberkasseler brücke oberkasseler brücke mutte mutte luegplatz tonhalle/ehrenhof be st graf plat kirchp 47 3 17 27 67 3 31 60 28 61 65 63 39 29 5 68 57 20 66 18 16 53 1 2 25 41 49 40 33 55 43 54 23 59 3 4 12 37 10 26 19 48 8 22 36 30 jugendherberge r h e i n altstadt medien- hafen festwiese hofga 1.000 m 0 m 500 m u74 meerbusch, u75 neuss hbf, u77 d-lörick, u70/u76 krefeld u78 esprit arena/mess u71 d-benrath, u72 d-volmerswerth,
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düsseldorf’s public transport system is excellently organised. more than 1,000 local and long- distance trains pass through the central station every day. local transport and transport within the city is realised by many part- ners working together to create a comprehensive network, which means that users have an out- standing range of bus and tram opportunities to choose from. all information relevant to the topic of local public transport is availa- ble at www.rheinbahn.de – timetables, tickets and fares, network plan and much more. rheinbahn ag has a network plan with special information available for wheelchairs users and people with walking difficulties (german). the rheinbahn’s kundencenter (customer centres) are located on heinrich-heine-allee 23 and on immermannstraße 65 a–d, directly opposite the central station and in the immediate vicinity of the tourist information office. information: www.rheinbahn.de kundencenter (customer centre) heinrich-heine-allee 23 opening times: mon.–fri. 7:30–19:00 sat. 9:00–14:00 kundencenter (customer centre) central station immermannstraße 65 a–d opening times: mon.–fri. 8:00–19:00 sat. 9:00–14:00 public transport
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