Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Dusseldorf, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 30 sights
Distance 8.6 km
Ascend 124 m
Descend 132 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: St. Elisabeth

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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Elisabeth, also known as St. Elisabeth's Church, is located on Vinzenzplatz in Düsseldorf-Stadtmitte and bears the patronage of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia. It is the only church in the city built into a row of houses and has been a listed building since 1983.

Wikipedia: St. Elisabeth (Düsseldorf-Stadtmitte) (DE)

742 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: Atelierhaus Pfau

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The listed Pfau studio building at Stephanienstraße 26 in Düsseldorf was built between 1956 and 1958 according to designs by Bernhard Pfau. Pfau used the building as his studio.

Wikipedia: Atelierhaus Pfau (DE)

917 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 3: Johanneskirche

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St John's Church, with its almost 88 m high tower, is the largest Protestant church in Düsseldorf. It is located at the Martin-Luther-Platz. The church was built from 1875 to 1881 in the Romanesque Revival style. It was severely damaged in World War II, but was saved from destruction and in 1953 it was reopened. The last major remodeling took place in 2008. There is a cafe through which one enters the actual church.

Wikipedia: Johanneskirche, Düsseldorf (EN), Website

285 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Königsallee

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The Königsallee is an urban boulevard in Düsseldorf, state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Königsallee is noted for both the landscaped canal that runs along its center, as well as for the fashion showrooms and luxury retail stores located along its sides.

Wikipedia: Königsallee (Düsseldorf) (EN)

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Triton-Brunnen

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The Triton Fountain was created by the Düsseldorf sculptor Friedrich Coubillier from 1898 to 1902 and acquired by the City Beautification Association for Düsseldorf's Königsallee. At the northern end of the avenue, the fountain functions as a point de vue and design conclusion to the canal axis of the city moat.

Wikipedia: Tritonenbrunnen (Düsseldorf) (DE)

325 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Haus zum Kurfürsten

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The Haus zum Kurfürsten is located at Flinger Straße 36 in the Altstadt district of the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Düsseldorf.

Wikipedia: Haus zum Kurfürsten (DE)

112 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Zum weißen Füchschen

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The house at Flinger Straße 8 in Düsseldorf's old town is a listed building whose façade has Art Nouveau decoration.

Wikipedia: Flinger Straße 8 (DE)

32 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Haus Goldener Helm

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Haus Goldener Helm is located at Flinger Straße 1 at the corner of Berger Straße in the Altstadt district of the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Düsseldorf. On November 10, 1983, it was entered in the city's list of monuments in the category of residential and settlement buildings in the Baroque subcategory.

Wikipedia: Haus Goldener Helm (DE)

95 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Jan-Wellem-Denkmal

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Jan-Wellem-DenkmalJohann H. Addicks - / GFDL 1.2

The Jan Wellem monument in Düsseldorf's town hall was completed by the sculptor Gabriel de Grupello after 1697/before 1708. The marble statue depicts Johann Wilhelm von Pfalz-Neuburg, called Jan Wellem, Elector Palatine and Duke of Jülich-Berg by the people of Düsseldorf, who spoke Lower Franconian at the time.

Wikipedia: Jan-Wellem-Denkmal (Düsseldorf) (DE)

59 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: Haus des Karnevals

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The House of Carnival is a historic building in Düsseldorf's old town at Zollstraße 9, which has housed a museum on the theme of Düsseldorf Carnival since 15 January 2005. The house also serves as the office of the Düsseldorf Carnival Committee and offers exhibitions on customs on three floors, where uniforms, medals, books and certificates as well as photos of over 60 years of Düsseldorf Carnival are shown. In the building, not far from the market square at the town hall, there is also a media archive in cooperation with the Westdeutscher Rundfunk with film footage of the Shrove Monday processions.

Wikipedia: Haus des Karnevals (DE)

12 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: En de Canon

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En de Canon Benutzer:Wiegels / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Maurenbrecher are a Düsseldorf postmaster family that can be traced back to the 16th century and are among the pioneers of the postal system.

Wikipedia: Maurenbrecher (Familie) (DE)

250 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Filmmuseum

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The Filmmuseum Düsseldorf is one of the few film museums in Germany. The exhibition rooms are located in the extension of the Hetjens Museum in Düsseldorf's old town.

Wikipedia: Filmmuseum Düsseldorf (DE), Website

53 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Palais Nesselrode

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The Palais Nesselrode at Schulstraße 4 and Hafenstraße 2 in Düsseldorf-Carlstadt is a historic city palace. The brick house, which was damaged in the Second World War and has two main floors and one floor in the mansard roof, has been rebuilt and now houses the Hetjens Museum. Its three-part complex, which consists of two pavilion-like wings connected by a narrow central section, is irregularly arranged around a small courtyard. Benrath Palace in the style of Rococo Classicism served as a model for the construction. The semi-detached house at Schulstraße 4 and Hafenstraße 2 formed the "only courtyard in Düsseldorf open to the street".

Wikipedia: Palais Nesselrode (DE)

110 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Hetjens-Museum

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The Hetjens – German Ceramics Museum is a Düsseldorf museum for the history of ceramics founded on 9 May 1909. Due to the up to 8000-year-old pieces in its collection from all parts of the world, it is considered the most universal institute of its kind and is regularly represented with loans at home and abroad.

Wikipedia: Hetjens-Museum (DE), Website

108 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: St. Maximilian

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St. Maximilian

The Catholic Church of St. Maximilian, today usually called Maxkirche, in the Düsseldorf district of Carlstadt is a late Baroque church that emerged from a Franciscan monastery that was abolished in 1804. The monastery, whose living and utility rooms were located in the immediately adjacent Maxhaus, was founded in the 17th century, and the current church was built in the 18th century.

Wikipedia: Maxkirche (Düsseldorf) (DE), Website

203 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Berger Kirche

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The Berger Kirche is a Protestant church from the 17th century in Düsseldorf's old town. It has been part of Diakonie Düsseldorf since 2003.

Wikipedia: Berger Kirche (Düsseldorf) (DE)

265 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Marionettentheater Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorfer Marionetten-Theater is a marionette theatre in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wikipedia: Düsseldorfer Marionetten-Theater (EN), Website

21 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 18: Palais Wittgenstein

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Palais Wittgenstein (Düsseldorf) is a theatre in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wikipedia: Palais Wittgenstein (Düsseldorf) (EN)

22 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 19: Heinrich-Heine-Institut

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The Heinrich Heine Institute is an institution for researching and presenting the life and work of the writer Heinrich Heine, based in Düsseldorf.

Wikipedia: Heinrich-Heine-Institut (DE), Website

486 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 20: Stummhaus

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The Stummhaus at Breite Straße 67 to 69 in Düsseldorf was built on behalf of the Stumm Group by the Düsseldorfer Bürohausgesellschaft in the years 1922 to 1924 according to plans by Paul Bonatz in the materials and forms of Brick Expressionism. The building is considered a "prime example of Expressionism in architecture".

Wikipedia: Stummhaus (DE)

11 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 21: Walzstahlhaus

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The Walzstahlhaus is a neoclassical office building with a red sandstone façade in Düsseldorf, Kasernenstraße 36. The six-storey building with a courtyard wing is located on the southwestern edge of the centre near the Rhine in the Carlstadt district.

Wikipedia: Walzstahlhaus (DE)

438 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 22: Die Kugelspielerin

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The ball player is a sculpture by the sculptor Walter Schott and is considered his main work. It was created in Berlin from 1895 to 1897. There is a life-size bronze grade in the flower garden on Königsallee in Düsseldorf, other artificial castings are located in Mannheim and Langen (Hessen), a copy in Berlin-Köpenick. A marble recording is preserved in the park of Gut Waltersdorf near Heideblick. In addition, there are a variety of statuettes of the figure, bronze, ChryselePhantin and Meißner porcelain.

Wikipedia: Die Kugelspielerin (Düsseldorf) (DE)

179 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Graf-Adolf-Platz

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Graf-Adolf-Platz in Düsseldorf is one of the city's important transport hubs and used to be the starting point for long-distance travel.

Wikipedia: Graf-Adolf-Platz (DE)

408 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 24: Heinrich-Heine-Monument

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A total of five monuments to Heinrich Heine in Düsseldorf have been erected over the years. There was a first attempt from 1887, but it did not come about in the course of a "monument dispute". In 1932 he wrote "Der aufstrebende Jüngling" by Georg Kolbe, and most recently in 2012 "Buch Heine" by Bert Gerresheim.

Wikipedia: Heinrich-Heine-Denkmal (Düsseldorf) (DE)

473 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 25: Mannesmann-Hochhaus

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The Mannesmann high-rise is an administrative building on Mannesmannufer in Düsseldorf's Carlstadt district. It was designed and built between 1956 and 1958 by the architects Egon Eiermann and Paul Schneider-Esleben, after they had won an architectural competition in 1954. The original client was Mannesmann AG, which was taken over by Vodafone in 2000. Hochtief was involved in the construction as general contractor. Together with the Dreischeibenhaus, it is one of the first modern high-rise buildings in Germany. It stands for the time of the so-called economic miracle, in which private companies significantly changed the city skyline of Düsseldorf with high-rise buildings in the style of post-war modernism.

Wikipedia: Mannesmann-Hochhaus (DE)

96 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 26: Große Mannesmann

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The Große Mannesmann, also known as Mannesmann I or Movement, is a sculpture by the sculptor Norbert Kricke. It was created from 1958 onwards in the context of informal art as a commissioned work for Mannesmann AG and was erected in 1961 on its forecourt at the Mannesmann high-rise in Düsseldorf. Together with the high-rise, the property has been a listed building since 1997.

Wikipedia: Große Mannesmann (DE)

266 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 27: Apollo Varieté Theater

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Apollo Varieté Theater

The Apollo Varieté is a variety theatre on the Rhine promenade in Düsseldorf in the immediate vicinity of the state parliament. The venue, which is run by Bernhard Paul and operated in the form of an event theatre, has been hosting music, theatre and variety events since it opened in 1997.

Wikipedia: Apollo Varieté (Düsseldorf) (DE), Website

617 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 28: Erinnerungsstelle an die Aktion Rheinland

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Aktion Rheinland was an operation carried out by the Anti-Nazi resistance group in Düsseldorf led by Karl August Wiedenhofen. The goal was to surrender the city of Düsseldorf to the advancing Americans without any fighting, thereby preventing further destruction. The action occurred on 17 April 1945, during the latter stages of the encirclement of the Ruhr Pocket.

Wikipedia: Aktion Rheinland (EN)

600 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 29: Rhine Tower

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The Rheinturm is a 240.5-metre-high (789 ft) concrete telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf, capital of the federal state (Bundesland) of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Construction commenced in 1979 and finished in 1981. The Rheinturm carries aerials for directional radio, FM and TV transmitters. It stands 172.5 metres high and houses a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at a height of 168 metres. It is the tallest building in Düsseldorf.

Wikipedia: Rheinturm (EN)

1201 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 30: Colorium

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The Colorium is a 17-storey high-rise building on Speditionstraße in the Media Harbour of the city of Düsseldorf. It was designed by British architect William Allen Alsop for Ibing Immobilien GmbH. Completion took place in December 2001.

Wikipedia: Colorium (DE)


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