Sights in Dusseldorf

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Dusseldorf offers its guests a lot to see: world famous museums like the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, jewels of baroque-style buildings like St. Andreas, the Burgplatz, which has received an award as one of the finest German squares from the post-war years, opens up to the Rhine with the old castle tower, within whose walls 2000 years of sailing romance are revived. Right next to it is the Radschlägerbrunnen and Düsseldorf’s symbolic city founder’s monument in the shadow of St. Lambertus, whose crooked, twisted tower still leads to speculations even today. Only a few steps away, Elector Jan Wellem greets you seated high on his horse in front of the old city hall.

Famous Germans were at home in Düsseldorf, as institutions like the Goethe-Museum (in Jägerhof Palace), the Heinrich-Heine-Institut, the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule remind us. Eighteen museums, the late-Baroque Benrath Palace, more than 20 theatres, the opera, many concert halls, about a hundred galleries and regular art exhibitions of international standing make Düsseldorf a major centre of art and culture. The museums in the Altstadt form what has been christened an "art axis" which runs parallel to the Rhine, making it easy for the city visitor to find the ones he is interested in. The Opera House, the Tonhalle (concert hall) and many theatres are also to be found within the city centre, tempting even the most impulsive of people to enjoy some culture.

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The Ernst Schneider Foundation - Schloss Jägerhof

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Meissen and other porcelain, 18th-century silverware

type:Museums
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address:Jacobistrasse 2, D-40211 Düsseldorf (City North)
openings:Tue-Fri, Sun 11-17, Sat 13-17 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)21189-9 6262

Goethe Museum

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Schloss Jägerhof, a Baroque palace, has been refitted as the Goethe Museum. Germany's national poet was born in Düsseldorf, just like Heinrich Heine. Mostly interesting for lovers of literature.

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address:Jagerhofstrasse 1, Dusseldorf
openings:Tue, Fri, Sun 11-17, Sat 13-17 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)21189-9 6262

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Lovers of painting will be more than rewarded at this collection. The Kunstsammlung NRW is housed in an ultramodern gallery in Grabbeplatz. The collection began with an act of contrition: in atonement for the dismissal of Paul Klee from his professorship at the Düsseldorf Academy in the Nazi purges of 1933, around 90 of his works were bought by the city in 1960. Klee remains the big attraction, but later acquisitions have turned the museum into a who's who of modern painting.

The Kunstsammlung is now known as K20 (20th century art), since it opened an impressive home more..

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email:info@kunstsammlung.de
address:Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf
tel:+49 (0)211 8381-0
openingHours:Tue - Thurs and Sat and Sun: 10am - 6pm, Fri 10am - 8pm, closed on Mon

Schloss Benrath - Benrath Palace

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In the south of Düsseldorf there is a very special sight: the important late-Baroque pleasure palace and park, unaltered original environment uniquely preserved. The castle was built over 200 years ago as a summer residence and hunting lodge for the Elector Karl Theodor. The unique ensemble of castle and park is one of the most significant of its type. Nicolas de Pigage built the castle between 1755 and 1773. The design of the chateau goes wonderfully well with its surrounding gardens and.

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address:Benrather Schlossallee 104, D-40200 Düsseldorf (South)
openings:Tue-Sun 10-17 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)21189-9 7271

Mahn- und Gedenkstätte

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Memorial to the Victims of the Nazi Regime. Permanent exhibition: „Persecution and Resistance in Düsseldorf, 1933-1945“

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address:Mühlenstrasse 29, D-40200 Düsseldorf (Old Town)
openings:Tue-Fri, Sun 11-17, Sat 13-17 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)21189-9 6205

Ehrenhof

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The Ehrenhof, constructed in 1926 for the Gesolei Fitness and Health Exhibition, is a major landmark in Dusseldorf. It si also one of the major architectural achievements of the period immediately following the First World War and encompasses the recently-refurbished Kunstmuseum (Museum of Art). The complex is a visual culmination of the Hofgarten designed by landscape gardener Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe at the beginning of the 19th century which, runs down to the riverbanks.

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Düsseldorf Film Museum

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Including the municipally-owned BLACK BOX Cinema. Permanent exhibition of items and models from a century of cinema history and prehistory.

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address:Schulstrasse 4, D-40213 Düsseldorf (Old Town)
openings:Tue, Thu- Sun 11-17, Wed 11-21 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)21189-9 2490

Altstadt

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The Altstadt has made Düsseldorf world-famous. But it's not just the tempting array of food and drink, which gives this picturesque quarter its special flavour; the Altstadt also has a few churches that are worth a visit.

There's the Neanderkirche (1683 - 87), the Bergerkirche (1683 - 87), the Kreuzherrenkirche - a 15th-century double-nave Gothic hall church – and St. Lambertus which dates back to the 13th century and is one of the oldest parish churches. The Andreaskirche built in the first half of the 17th century is considered the finest example of the Rhenish Jesuit more..

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Navigation Museum (Schiffahrtmuseum) in the Castle Tower

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200 years of navigation on the Rhine

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address:Schlossturm, Burgplatz 30, D-40200 Düsseldorf (Old Town)
tel:+49 (0)211 89-9 4195
openings:Wed & Sat 14-18, Sun 11-18 hrs.

German Museum of Plastics

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Exhibition on the scientific, technical, economical und cultural significance of plastics exhibition: "plastics - leisure-time - sport"

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email:kvm@deutsches-kunststoff-museum.de
address:Ehrenhof 2 (City North), 40479 Düsseldorf
openings:Tue - Sun 11-20 hrs, Fri 11-24 hrs
tel:+49 (0)211 - 4560 - 413

Löbbecke Museum and Aquazoo

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Natural History exhibitions, Aquarium (fresh and salt-water), Terrarium & Insectarium

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address: Kaiserswerther Strasse 380, D-40200 Düsseldorf (North)
openings: Mon-Sun 10-18 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)211 89-9 6150

Kunstraum

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Modern art galery

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address:Himmelgeister Strasse 107 E, D-40225 Düsseldorf (Southwest)
tel:+49 (0)211 33 02 37
openings:Tue, Fri 17-22 and Sat, Sun 14-18 hrs.

Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf

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The Kunstmuseum has extensive displays on three floors. At ground level there's a fine collection of glass, much of it Art Nouveau and Art Deco. On the next floor, Ruben's altarpiece of The Assumption puts almost all its companions in the shade. Upstairs, there's a modern section that complements the Kunstsammlung, along with heavy stuff from the nineteenth-century Düsseldorf Academy.

The Museum of Fine Arts, incorporating The Academy Collection, the Hentrich Glass Museum and the Kunstpalast. European art from the medieval to the present-day, Glass from classical Antiquity more..

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address:Ehrenhof 4/5, D-40479 Düsseldorf (City North)
openings:Tue-Sun 10-18 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)211 899 24 60

Hofgarten

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The largest of Dusseldorf's parks is the Hofgarten, shaped like a great stiletto-heeled shoe, now crossed by several busy streets. At its far end you find the Schloss Jaegerhof, a Baroque palace which today houses the Goethe Museums.

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Heinrich Heine Institute

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Permanent exhibition on Heine and his time. MSS., first editions, letters, contemporary portraits, the death-mask.

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address:Bilker Strasse 12-14, D-40213 Düsseldorf (Old Town)
openings:Tue-Fri, Sun 11-17, Sat 13-17 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)211 89-9 5571

Dumont-Lindemann-Archives

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Municipal Museum of the Theatre, Hofgärtnerhaus. Documents from Düsseldorf theatre history; archives for research into theatre history.

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address:Jägerhofstrasse 1, D-40200 Düsseldorf (City North)
openings:Tue-Sun 11-17
tel:+49 (0)211 89-9 4660

Local Natural History - Museum Benrath

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address:Benrather Schlossallee 102, (West Wing of the Palace), D-40200 Düsseldorf (South)
openings:Tue-Fri 10-13, Sat 14-17, Sun 10-17 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)21189-9 7219

Stadtmuseum - Municipal History Museum

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address:Berger Allee 2, D-40200 Düsseldorf (Old Town)
openings:Tue, Thu-Sun 11-17, Wed 11-21 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)21189-9 6170

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf - Municipal Exhibition Hall

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Temporary exhibitions

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address:Grabbeplatz 4, D-40213 Düsseldorf (Old Town)
openings:Tue-Sun 11-18 hrs
tel:+49 (0)211 89-9 6240

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen - The Art Society

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Temporary exhibitions

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address:Grabbeplatz 4 (Kunsthalle), D-40213 Düsseldorf (Old Town)
openings:Tue-Sun 11-18 hrs.
tel:+49 (0)211 32 70 23
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