Sights of Dusseldorf

If you do not know what every tourist should see in Dusseldorf, our review will help you in drawing up an excursion route right now. We will tell you about the most significant sights of Dusseldorf.

Old Town - Altstadt

The historical center is the Old Town, filled with souvenir shops, museums and ancient buildings. Discos, restaurants, beer pubs and bars are adjacent to such cultural values as the Museum of Ceramics, the Rhine Opera House and the Academy of Art. If you do not know what to visit in Düsseldorf first of all, come to Altstadt.

Burgplatz Square

Approaching the square, you will see the clock of the New Embankment, called the Green Matilda (date of creation - 19th century). Their pillar of granite is used as a water meter. On Burgplatz itself there are numerous sights of Düsseldorf, such as the shipping museum and fortress post of the 14th-century Düsseldorf castle. It is worth coming here for a unique atmosphere, and acquaintance with ancient monuments of history and culture.

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Dusseldorf City Hall

Gothic U-shaped building, erected in the 16th century. The building is five floors made of pink brick, and is decorated with a tower with a tent. Once inside the tower, you can climb up the spiral staircase. In previous years, an art gallery was located in the Old Town Hall, craft and trade warehouses and workshops worked. Like five centuries ago, today the building plays the role of the residence of the burgomaster.

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Basilica of St. Lambert

The current building was erected to replace the wooden temple of the 8th century. It was with the construction of this attraction that the Christianization of Dusseldorf began. The view that the basilica now has, it received by decision of the Duke William the First. By the way, then she was named after the Mother of God. If you do not know where to go in Dusseldorf, but are passionate about architecture, come here. You can look at the stained glass windows with rose petals (the symbol of the Virgin Mary), a unique portal, bronze knights and a high spire with an offset axis.

Church of St. Andrew

The Baroque church of 1629, built in memory of St. Andrew and is the last refuge for I. Pfalz. The building has a rich history. Inside you can see the organ of 1782, a magnificent marble altar, created by E. Matare, and sculptures of 12 apostles. A few decades ago, the church underwent restoration.

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Rainturm tower

This 240-meter tower is the tallest building in the city, and adorns with its appearance many magnets, postcards and other souvenirs. Representatives of television and radio companies are open inside the building. If you want to see all the interesting places in Düsseldorf at a time, buy a ticket to the Reynurm observation deck. Together with a restaurant with panoramic windows, it is located at the level of 174 meters, and rotates slowly. No less interesting will be the inspection of huge decimal watches, consisting of numerous LEDs. A modern lighting system is built into the base of the tower.

Royal alley

Your trip to Dusseldorf should certainly include a visit to this green complex. Age-old chestnuts grow on each side of the alley. There are also chic cafes and restaurants, expensive and trendy shops. The avenue is also popular thanks to the colorful channel with bridges without railings. Walking along it, you will come to the fountain with sculptures created by F. Cubillier in 1990.

New Customs

An architectural ensemble with "dancing" planes, made in brown, silver and white. Over 60 million euros were spent on the construction of the attraction. In a complex of buildings made of concrete and glass, you can look at Alu – Buerodose with its incredibly curved windows, at Solitaire, as if woven from rags, at the 75-meter high Needle, at Roggendorf – Haus, on the front of which people from plastic climb.

Goethe Museum

Like many other attractions in Germany, this one appeared thanks to the efforts of a private collector. A. Kippenberg handed over to his daughter the most valuable rarities, which formed the basis of the current exhibition - folios, manuscripts, personal belongings of the famous thinker and writer. To create a museum, an ancient castle was chosen, surrounded by a blossoming park complex. In the 18th century, the building gradually fell into disrepair, was subjected to raids and robberies. Many priceless specimens disappeared without a trace. A modern museum with a reading room and a library has preserved the atmosphere of the Goethe era. Its visitors can see a collection of coins, paintings, porcelain, antique furniture.