palaces, castles and parks palaces, castles and parks düsseldorf and the region
parks in düsseldorf generous park landscapes con stitute a “green axis” that runs right through düsseldorf. the axis commences with nordpark with its japanese garden, continues through rheinpark and hofgarten and carries on through südpark to fleher wäldchen. particularly lovers of historic parks will find that the parks of schloss benrath, schloss eller and schloss heltorf are also worth a visit. these parks have been laid out in the eng lish and french styles. düsseldorf’s parks are its “green lungs” and offer space for people to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. wherever you are in düsseldorf – the nearest park isn’t far away. we’ve put together a small selec tion for you. more information about the parks in düsseldorf is available at: www.duesseldorf.de/stadtgruen/park 1 heltorf castle and park 2 kalkum castle park 4 lantz‘scher park 5 nordpark 6 golzheim cemetery
7 malkastenpark/jakobigarten 8 hofgarten 9 spee‘scher graben 10 ständehauspark 11 südpark 12 eller palace park 13 elbroich palace park 14 mickeln palace park benrath palace and park
3 barbarossa-pfalz kaiserswerth ruins of barbarossa’s castle in kaiserswerth 15 schloss und park benrath benrath palace and park benrath palace and park at the edge of the picturesque centre of kaiserswerth, the mighty ruins of the mediaeval fortifications belong ing to the legendary emperor fried rich barbarossa – formerly one of the most important castles on the the rhine – tower directly directly over the banks of the river. siebengebirge. the impressive ruin of the formerly much larger emperor’s castle is today still more than 50 metres long with walls that in some places are up to 4.5 metres thick. burgallee 40489 düsseldorf-kaiserswerth information: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kaiserswerth.de the site was expanded by emperor barbarossa because he required a fortification to control the rhine. large blocks of basalt were brought by boat to kaiserswerth from dra chenfels in the mountains of tip: combine a visit to kaiserswerth with a romantic boat trip along the rhine to the old town of düssel dorf! t +49 211 17 202 854 email@example.com www.visitduesseldorf.de schloss benrath was built as a hunt ing and pleasure lodge for the elector, carl theodor, more than 200 years ago in the south of düsseldorf, on the banks of the rhine. it is regarded as one of the most beautiful park palaces of the 18th century and was created by nicolas de pigage. the ensemble of buildings, interior fittings and the 60 hectare of landscaped parklands constitute an artistic entity. it is one of those rare syntheses of art works to have survived from the latter rococo period and early neoclassic ism that have, over time, become rare in europe. the main palace (corps de logis) food and drink weddings possible disabled access with its furniture, porcelain, paint ings and so on provides an impres sion of life at court in the second half of the 18th century. the east wing houses the “museum für euro päische gartenkunst” (“museum of european garden art“) and the west wing is home to the “museum für naturkunde” (“museum of natural sciences”). benrather schloßallee 100–106 40597 düsseldorf-benrath information: t +49 211 89 21 903 ticket office +49 211 89 93 832 f +49 211 89 29 468 firstname.lastname@example.org www.schlossbenrath.de (castle accessible to the disabled on ground floor only) tip: • schloss benrath musical year • baroque festival • christmas market
d schloss burg an der wupper burg castle on the wupper a schloss moyland moyland castle benrath palace and park the defensive castle built in the 12th century once served the counts of berg as their stately home. the for tified structures, great hall, ar moury, dungeon, chapel and ances tral portraits provide an insight into the history and culture of the middle ages. the castle settlement, a pic turesque ensemble of small build ings, shows visitors what historic settlements of craftspeople were like. a chairlift takes visitors from unter burg to the keep and rewards them with a magnificent view of the bergische land region. tip: • jousting tournaments • historic mediaeval market • large arts and crafts fair • advent bazaar • concerts schlossplatz 2 42659 solingen-burg information: t +49 212 24 22 611 ticket office +49 212 24 22 626 f +49 212 24 22 640 email@example.com www.schlossburg.de am schloss 4 47551 bedburg-hau information: t +49 2824 95 10 60 f +49 2824 95 10 99 firstname.lastname@example.org www.moyland.de tip: • museum of modern art • concert programmes • moyland christmas market the castle was turned into one of the most important neogothic build ings in north rhinewestphalia when it was converted in the 19th century. the moyland castle museum houses the former private collection of the van der grinten brothers. it is kept and exhibited in moyland castle’s historical palace and gar dens. at the heart of the collection is the world’s largest complex of works by the artist joseph beuys. together with the inventory of the joseph beuys archive, it forms the beuys centre. furthermore, the museum offers its visitors a diverse range of exhibitions, educa tional offers and events.
f feste zons fortified town of zons the unique preserved fortification of zons, built in the 14th century, is re garded as the best surviving example of a fortified town on the rhine. with its historic centre and town walls that have endured in their entirety, “rheinische rothenburg” is one of the major attractions in the düssel dorf area. many cafés and restau rants present a historic ambience. schloßstraße 1 41541 dormagen-zons information: t +49 2133 27 62 815 f +49 2133 27 62 813 email@example.com www.zons.de tip: • easter egg market • art and antiquity days • advent market • open-air stage e schloss dyck dyck castle stiftung schloss dyck 41363 jüchen information: t +49 2182 82 40 f +49 2182 82 41 10 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stiftungschlossdyck.de tip: • plant market • garden fun • concerts • exhibitions • christmas at the castle • playgrounds • open-air theatre the imposing schloss dyck with moat is regarded as one of the major cultural monuments of the lower rhine region and is able to look back on almost 1,000 years of history. since its first mention in documents in 1094, schloss dyck has always belonged to the salmreiffer scheidtdyck family. the building was constructed on four islands and lies at the centre of the generous parks and gardens around schloss dyck. water areas, paths and the remarkable collection of rare and magnificent tree species built up by the resident prince pro duce a splendid ensemble that is regarded as a great example of cul tural history on the rhine. it is parti cularly popular with visitors during the blossoming of the rhododen drons and azaleas in spring.
b burg linn linn castle rheinbabenstraße 85 47809 krefeld-linn information: t +49 2151 57 00 36 f +49 2151 57 19 72 email@example.com www.krefeld.de/burglinn tip: • linner flachsmarkt • serenade concert • krefeld marionette theatre days burg linn and its moat, built mostly during the 13th century, is located at the gates of krefeld. the south wing and the low exterior defensive wall were built in the 15th century. with towers, battlements, keep, dungeon, great hall and chapel, as well as an entirely intact first castle, it is sur rounded by a wide moat and conveys a true impression of a mediaeval fortification. the hunting lodge pre sents its rooms furnished in the burgher styles of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as a collection of historic mechanical musical instru ments. c schloss rheydt rheydt palace schloss rheydt constitutes a com plex of structures whose origins may be traced back to the 12th cen tury. the castle was converted in the 16th century so that the manor house today is the only completely maintained renaissance structure with first castle, fortified gatehouse houses the schloss rheydt city museum that is dedicated to the art and culture of both the renaissance and the baroque periods as well as the history of the city and its indus try. schloßstraße 508 41238 mönchengladbach information: t +49 2166 92 89 019 f +49 2166 92 89 049 firstname.lastname@example.org www.schlossrheydt.de and defensive wall in the lower rhine region. in recent years, the museum has been extensively re stored and rebuilt so that it now fol lows the original ground plan and room layout created during the re naissance period. the palace today tip: • schloss rheydt city museum • castle concerts in the great hall • pottery market • jousting tournaments • arts and crafts during advent benrath palace and park food and drink weddings possible disabled access