Düsseldorf attractions

Top Choice Museum in Düsseldorf

K21 Ständehaus

A stately 19th-century parliament building forms a fabulously dichotomous setting for the cutting-edge art of the K21 – a collection only showcasing works created after the 1980s. Large-scale film and video installa…
Top Choice Museum in Düsseldorf

K20 Grabbeplatz

A collection that spans the arc of 20th-century artistic vision gives the K20 an enviable edge in the art world. It encompasses major works by Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian and more than 100 paintings and drawings b…
Museum in Düsseldorf

Schloss Benrath

About 10km south of the city centre, Schloss Benrath is a park-and-palace ensemble where elector Carl Theodor, a man of deep pockets and good taste, came to relax and frolic in the late 18th century. Designed by Fre…
Architecture in Düsseldorf


Where sweat once dripped off dockland workers’ foreheads, creative minds now forge ad campaigns and newspaper headlines. The Medienhafen (Media Harbour) is Düsseldorf’s most spectacular urban revitalisation project,…
Museum in Düsseldorf

Museum Kunstpalast

The Kunstpalast stages changing exhibitions drawn from its well-respected art collection and often presented in paradigm-shifting ways. As such, old masters may find themselves juxtaposed with modern iconoclasts and…
Church in Düsseldorf


This early baroque church, built from 1622 to 1629, is drenched in fanciful white stucco. Six baroque saint sculptures from the original altar are integrated into the sanctuary. More religious art awaits in the trea…
Museum in Düsseldorf

Hetjens Museum

A short detour off the Rheinuferpromenade takes you to the Hetjens Museum, famous for its comprehensive survey of 8000 years of ceramic art from around the world. A German or English audioguide is available for €2.
Gallery in Düsseldorf


Young artists – many from the local art academy – get the nod in this underground exhibition space housed in a spectacularly adapted tunnel below the Rheinuferpromenade. The entrance is via a glass pavilion.
Gallery in Düsseldorf

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

For innovative artistic expression, head to the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf; it primarily deals in cutting-edge media, including digital art, and mounts zeitgeist-capturing exhibits that blur the boundaries between genres.
Waterfront in Düsseldorf


Burgplatz marks the northern end of the Rheinuferpromenade, where cafes and benches fill with people in fine weather, creating an almost Mediterranean feel.