Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Dusseldorf, Germany


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Number of sights 24 sights
Distance 4.5 km
Ascend 53 m
Descend 67 m

Experience Dusseldorf in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in DusseldorfIndividual Sights in Dusseldorf

Sight 1: Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus

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Düsseldorfer SchauspielhausBernhard Pfau (1902-89), photographed by Johann H. Addicks / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus is a theatre building and company in Düsseldorf. The present building with two major auditoria was designed by the architect Bernhard Pfau and built between 1965 and 1969. It opened in 1970.

Wikipedia: Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (EN)

435 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: Haus der Universität

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The Haus der Universität at Schadowplatz 14 in Düsseldorf is an institution of the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. It was opened on 20 September 2013. Public events, conferences, exhibitions and student counselling take place there during opening hours from Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. In addition, there is a service of the University and State Library Düsseldorf for researching scientific literature. With the new building and its facility in the city centre district, the university, whose campus is rather peripheral in the Bilk district, will have the opportunity to offer its information services in a more central location and thus more accessible to the public.

Wikipedia: Haus der Universität Düsseldorf (DE), Website

87 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Schadow-Denkmal

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The Schadow Monument is a classicist monument that was erected in honor of the painter Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow (1788–1862) on Schadowplatz in Düsseldorf's city center, which is named after him. It consists of a bust that shows the honoree in old age. The bust stands on a square pedestal bearing the inscription W. von Schadow. August Wittig and Ernst Giese created the monument in 1869, and it was unveiled on 22 June 1869.

Wikipedia: Schadow-Denkmal Düsseldorf (DE)

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Steigenberger Parkhotel

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Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf is a 5-Star Steigenberger Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany, located on the city's famous Königsallee and next to the Hofgarten and the opera house.

Wikipedia: Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf (EN)

62 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Peter von Cornelius

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Peter von Cornelius unbekannt / PD-alt-100

The Peter von Cornelius Monument is a historicist monument in Düsseldorf, located as a point de vue of Königsallee and Corneliusplatz on the edge of the Hofgarten. The statue honours the painter Peter von Cornelius, the first director of the Royal Prussian Art Academy in Düsseldorf and the co-founder of the Düsseldorf School of Painting. It was designed by the sculptor Adolf von Donndorf and inaugurated on 24 June 1879 in the presence of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia. At a celebration that followed in the evening in the Malkastenpark, a procession with figures based on paintings by Cornelius was performed to the sounds of the Midsummer Night's Dream Overture by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and the Malkasten Timpani March by Julius Tausch.

Wikipedia: Peter-von-Cornelius-Denkmal (DE)

98 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Kriegerdenkmal im Hofgarten

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Kriegerdenkmal im Hofgarten

The war memorial in the Hofgarten in Düsseldorf's city centre stands on the Landskrone, the landscape remodelled remnant of the former city fortifications in the Hofgarten. The monument was created by Karl Hilgers (1844–1925) after he had won an artist's competition with his design "Vaterstadt", which had been announced by the "Committee for the Erection of a War Memorial". The monument was inaugurated on 18 October 1892. It is dedicated to fallen Düsseldorf soldiers of the German Wars of Unification (1864–66) and the Franco-German War (1870/71).

Wikipedia: Kriegerdenkmal im Hofgarten (Düsseldorf) (DE)

184 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Opernhaus Düsseldorf

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Opernhaus Düsseldorf is a venue and administrative headquarters of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

Wikipedia: Opernhaus Düsseldorf (EN)

89 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: German Opera on the Rhine

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The Deutsche Oper am Rhein is an opera company based in Düsseldorf and Duisburg. The opera also has an associated classical ballet company. Axel Kober has been its Music Director since 2009. The resident orchestra, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, play both opera and symphonic repertoire.

Wikipedia: Deutsche Oper am Rhein (EN), Website

131 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Kommödchen

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The Kom(m)ödchen is a cabaret stage in Düsseldorf.

Wikipedia: Kom(m)ödchen (EN), Website

10 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: Galerie Schmela

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Galerie Schmela in Düsseldorf was a gallery founded in 1957 by the art dealer Alfred Schmela. It is considered one of the most important and first private art galleries of the post-war period in the Federal Republic of Germany. The gallery house, which opened in 1971 and is currently called the Schmela House, has served as the third location for exhibitions for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen since November 2009 and was rented to the gallery owner Hans Mayer and his son Max from summer 2020.

Wikipedia: Galerie Schmela (DE)

107 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen

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Kunsthalle Düsseldorf is an exhibition hall for contemporary art in Düsseldorf.

Wikipedia: Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (EN), Website

195 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Stadthaus

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Stadthaus unbekannt / PD-alt-100

The Düsseldorfer Stadthaus is located in Düsseldorf's old town on Mühlenstraße. It is bordered to the east by St. Andrew, to the south by Andreasstraße and to the west by Mertensgasse. The Stadthaus, as it was called especially after 1945, has an eventful history of construction and use behind it, which in turn is closely linked to the history of the city of Düsseldorf. Over the centuries, the house has been used as a monastery, school, observatory, government and administration building, police headquarters and Nazi memorial.

Wikipedia: Stadthaus (Düsseldorf) (DE)

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: St. Andreas

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The Church of St. Andreas is a Roman Catholic parish church situated in the center of the German city of Düsseldorf. It is the priory church of the local community of Dominican Friars, who also administer the much older Collegiate Church of St Lambertus.

Wikipedia: St. Andreas, Düsseldorf (EN)

121 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Mahn- und Gedenkstätte für die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft

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Mahn- und Gedenkstätte für die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft

The Düsseldorf Memorial for the Victims of National Socialist Tyranny is a cultural institute of the state capital of Düsseldorf. It is a museum, research facility and archive. The house was opened in 1987 and has since been dedicated to the memory of Düsseldorf's victims and persecuted by the Nazi regime. It is located in the western part of the historic Stadthaus in the old town and, since a thorough renovation and its reopening in May 2015, has been showing the permanent exhibition "Düsseldorf Children and Young People under National Socialism".

Wikipedia: Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Düsseldorf (DE), Website

92 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Lieferhaus

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The Löwenhaus or, as the house inscription says, Lieferhaus, Liefergasse 9 in Düsseldorf, is a listed building. It is the oldest secular building in Düsseldorf in Stein; the building core is Gothic.

Wikipedia: Löwenhaus (Düsseldorf) (DE)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Zum Csikós

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Zum Csikós

The Zum Csikós restaurant was opened in the old town in the winter of 1950 as a Hungarian tavern with Hungarian cuisine and gypsy music and was one of Düsseldorf's traditional restaurants.

Wikipedia: Zum Csikós (DE)

73 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: Neanderkirche

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The Neanderkirche is a Protestant church in the centre of Düsseldorf, the Altstadt. The building in early Baroque style was completed in 1687 and later named after the Reformed minister and hymn writer Joachim Neander. It is now a parish church of the Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Düsseldorf-Mitte. In 1965, a Rieger organ was installed, which is also used for a series of summer concerts.

Wikipedia: Neanderkirche (EN), Website

77 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: Heine Haus

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The Heine Haus is a cultural institution in Düsseldorf's old town, located in the building Bolkerstraße 53, where Heinrich Heine's birthplace was located until about 1821. The house, which has initially been considered a centre for literature since 2006 and has been fulfilling its function as the "Heine Haus Literaturhaus Düsseldorf" since 2017, is dedicated to the mediation and promotion of German-language and international contemporary literature. It is run in a public-private partnership between the state capital of Düsseldorf, the Förderverein Heine Haus e.V. and the literary shop Müller & Böhm, which is located in the front area of the building. In the rear area there is an event room with a literature café.

Wikipedia: Heine Haus (Düsseldorf) (DE), Website

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Altes Rathaus

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The old town hall in Düsseldorf is the wing on the northern side of the market square and the oldest part of the town hall complex in the old town of Düsseldorf. It was built in the style of the Renaissance between 1570 and 1573 as the office and meeting place for mayors, Schöffen and the city council. Until 1806, the town hall also served as the meeting place of the lands of the Duchy of Jülich-Berg. Previously, a house had been used as a town hall since 1544, which had been on the same place on the market square and had gradually become dilapidated. Before that, the house “Zum Schwarzen Horn” at Ratinger Straße 6 had served as a town hall since 1470. In the construction of the town hall of 1573, the upward development of the city is expressed under the Märkische Duken von Jülich-Kleve-Berg. Under Wilhelm, she experienced a considerable expansion as a preferred residence city. Nevertheless, the city had great effort to raise the funds for the construction costs and had to tackle the sovereign for help several times.

Wikipedia: Altes Rathaus (Düsseldorf) (DE)

158 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: Radschlägerbrunnen

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The Radschlägerbrunnen is located on Burgplatz in Düsseldorf's old town.

Wikipedia: Radschlägerbrunnen (DE)

6 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 21: Stadterhebungsmonument

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The City Elevation Monument is a monument commemorating the granting of city rights to Düsseldorf. It is located on Joseph-Wimmer-Gasse at the corner of Müller-Schlösser-Gasse in the old town. The sculpture was made by Bert Gerresheim. It was erected in 1988 on the occasion of the 700th anniversary celebration. The motifs include the Battle of Worringen, the sealing of the town charter and the elevation of the parish church dedicated to St. Lambertus to a canonical monastery.

Wikipedia: Stadterhebungsmonument (DE)

204 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 22: Schifffahrtsmuseum

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The Maritime Museum in Düsseldorf shows one of the oldest collections on the history of Rhine navigation in Germany and has been housed in the historic castle tower on the banks of the Rhine since 1984.

Wikipedia: Schifffahrtsmuseum (Düsseldorf) (DE), Website, Website

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 23: Schlossturm

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Schlossturm Thomas Mielke ThomasMielke Talk / CC BY-SA 3.0

The castle tower is located on Burgplatz in Düsseldorf and is used as a maritime museum.

Wikipedia: Schlossturm (Düsseldorf) (DE)

1748 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 24: Rheinkirmes

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The Largest Fair on the Rhine is a fair in Düsseldorf, one of Germany's largest. It takes place the third week in July on the left bank of the Rhine River, in the district Düsseldorf-Oberkassel, and features beer and food tents, amusement park rides, and vendors.

Wikipedia: Largest Fair on the Rhine (EN)


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