Top Choice Museum in Düsseldorf

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

The regional art museum is spread over two separate buildings. Its diversity and richness reflect the high importance art has in local life. During opening hours, a shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes between K20 and …
Church in Düsseldorf


This early baroque church (it was 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 t…
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Heinrich Heine Institut

For a literary kick, swing by the Heinrich Heine Institut, where letters, portraits, first editions and manuscripts document this famed Düsseldorfer’s career. Heine’s birth house at Bolkerstrasse 53 now contains a l…
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Hetjens Museum

A short detour off the Rheinuferpromenade takes you to the Hetjens Museum, known for its survey of 8000 years of ceramic art from around the world.
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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…
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K21 Ständehaus

A stately 19th-century parliament building forms a fabulous dichotomy to the cutting-edge edge art of the K21 – a collection showcasing only works created after the 1980s. Large-scale film and video installations an…
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Across the square from K20, a Brutalist '60s cube houses the Kunsthalle, which hosts contemporary art shows. The bookstore is superb.
Memorial in Düsseldorf

Mahn-und Gedenkstätte Düsseldorf

A few steps west of Marktplatz is this memorial with exhibits on local persecution and resistance during the Third Reich. It reopened in 2015 after a complete reconstruction. Among the new permanent exhibits is 'Düs…
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Museum Kunstpalast

Stuffy no more, the Kunstpalast presents its well-respected collection in paradigm-shifting ways. Old masters are juxtaposed with contemporary young dogs and non-Western works to reveal unexpected connections betwee…
Gallery in Düsseldorf

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

For Zeitgeist-capturing exhibits, swing by the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. It targets the lifestyle-savvy crowd with changing exhibits on fashion, media, design, photography and architecture.