Here is a list of some of the best places to visit:
- Neanderthal Museum,
- Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (with three venues K20, K21, and F3),
- Düsseldorf Film Museum,
- Hetjens Museum (Deutsches Keramikmuseum),
- Goethe Museum,
- Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast,
- Schmela Haus,
- Kunsthalle Düsseldorf,
- KIT- Kunst im Tunnel,
- the NRW – Forum Düsseldorf,
- Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen,
- Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung,
- Julia Stoschek Collection,
- the KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation,
- Hetjens-Museum – Deutsches Keramikmuseum,
The Modern District: Medienhafen
Wel, and I saved the best for last …
My favorite part of Dusseldorf is The Modern District: Medienhafen.
This district is a center for modern architecture and design. Düsseldorf has kind of a double soul, on one side the Altstadt full of history, with lots of traditional buildings, on the other side is posh, modern and very business oriented. Medienhafen is a redeveloped harbor area and a must for any architecture lovers.
Medienhafen is located south of the Altstadt, and has work from amazing architects:
- Frank Gehry – the Neuer Zollhf;
The Neuer Zollhof is a set of three contrasting buildings designed by Frank Gehry, as part of the redevelopment of the port area. Each one of the three buildings have its own distinct design, materials, and colors.
- Claude Vascosni – the Grand bateau ;
The Grand Bateau looks like a curved ship on land.
- William Alsop – the Colorium ;
The British architect created a colorful tower with a very distinctive dynamic and playful aspect, that really captures your attention.
- Helmut Jahn – the Hafen tower;
It is an impressive glass building, near the Colorium.
Düsseldorf is one of those places that you learn to love after a while. It may look ugly, but it’s a diverse and interesting city. If you dig a little deeper, it has lots of beautiful hidden places.
Places nearby, outside Dusseldorf:
A Baroque Palace 10km away from the city of Dusseldorf. The architecture and the park are beautiful and worth of a visit.
A big city located 45 minutes from Dusseldorf, with lots of touristic attractions, led by its famous gothic cathedral.
Is a little town that has a (Schwebebahn) suspension train, that hangs over a river the whole route.
Schloss Burg Solingen
A charming town with a castle 1:30h away by public transports, great for a day out.
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha
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