Welcome to the Rhine metropolis Düsseldorf. So you can quickly find your way around, we collected some information and advice about Düsseldorf for you.
Düsseldorf is the state capital of the federal state of Northrhine Westphalia and has about 600,000 inhabitants. Düsseldorf is well-known for it's casual regional lifestyle, type of beer and the high society. All in all, Düsseldorf has many facets. In the Old Town you can party the night away, meet up with friends in the many pubs for a cool beer or go shopping at "Königsallee", or "Kö" how people from Düsseldorf call their luxurous shopping strip. Of course, Düsseldorf also has many cultural things to offer. There is a variety of theatres, concert halls and musuem.
Düsseldorf City Hall (Marktplatz 2)
Every Wednesday you can go on a free tour through the historic building. On the square in front of the city hall you can find the Jan-Wellem–equestrian-statue.
This Tower, which was built in the 13th century, is situated on one of the most beautiful squares in Düsseldorf. Today it is a maritime museum. Right in front of the tower are the “Rheintreppen”. Here you can sit down and watch the sun set.
From the nineties onwards the old trading harbour of Düsseldorf has been turned into the hip media district of Düsseldorf with lots of modern architecture. Today around 800 companies have offices in the buildings around the docks, among them are not only the WDR and the Landesanstalt für Medien, but also a great number of fashion labels can be found there. The lopsided house by Frank Gehry became popular motives for postcards and photos.
State Parliament of Northrhine-Westphalia
The Landtag NRW, which is also situated in the Media Harbor, is the state parliament of Northrhine Westphalia. Here you can have a look behind the scenes of German politics. You can join one of the public tours or watch a plenary meeting.
The Rhine Tower is right beside the Landtag NRW. With its 234 metres, it is the highest building in Düsseldorf. For 5 euros you can take the elevator up to the panorama platform and enjoy the bird’s eye view of Düsseldorf.
Schloss Benrath (Benrather Schlossallee 100-106)
Besides the castle you can visit the Museum of Natural History as well as the Museum of European Garden Art. The baroque style park offers great possibilities for long walks and in the inner courtyard of the Natural History Museum, the “Elisabethgarten”, you can do some gardening yourself.
Bunkerkirche Heerdt (Am Handweiser)
The Bunkerkirche is a former air raid shelter from World War II, which has been transformed into a church, war memorial and exhibition space.