Arts and Culture in and around Dusseldorf

There are many different ways to get to know Dusseldorf, which is one of the biggest cities in the Rhine area.


  • Museum Kunstpalast
    With its numerous exhibitions and large collections, the Museum Kunstpalast is an important part of Dusseldorf’s cultural life. The museum’s collection includes paintings by Jan Frans Druven, modern artworks by Otto Dix, graphic collections of Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, impressive glass objects, sculptures and applied art. In addition to art for the eyes, the Museum Kunstpalast also offers art for the ears. The large 800-seat Robert Schumann Hall, which is attached to the museum, hosts a variety of classical concerts, jazz festivals and comedy events.

    A special highlight at Museum Kunstpalast is the exhibition "Night and Day" from Axel Hütte. This wide photo show presents 70 large formated night and day pcitures. Combine your visit of the exposition with a stay at Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf and book our accommodation offer including breakfast.

    Distance from the hotel: approximately 4.7 km (2.9 mi)
    Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf

  • Dusseldorf Memorial Centre
    Reports from contemporary witnesses and information about pursuit and resistance in Düsseldorf define this place of learning, research and remembrance. Located in a renovated historic house, the memorial also presents the “Children and Adolescents During National Socialism” exhibition.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately: 3 km (1.9 mi)
    Mühlenstr. 29, 40213 Dusseldorf
  • Maritime Museum
    Located in the historic Schlossturm tower, this museum has an interactive exhibition offering an in-depth look at the shipping industry, considering Düsseldorf as a seaport. At the café at the top of the museum’s tower, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views over Old Town and the day’s shipping activities on the Rhine.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 3 km (1.9 mi)
    Burgplatz 30, 40213 Dusseldorf

  • Neanderthal Museum
    Near the town of Mettmann, the Neanderthal Museum explores the lives of the relatives of present-day humans, showing the development of humankind. In the museum’s Stone Age workshop, visitors can touch archaeological objects and ancient materials.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 21 km (13 mi)
    Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann

  • Museum Insel Hombroich
    Located in a home in Neuss, the Hombroich art museum features detached exhibition pavilions and restored buildings in renewed parks and meadows on the north bank of the Erft. Embracing the concept of “art parallel to nature”, the museum is focused on Paul Cézanne and is supported by the Hombroich Foundation.

  • KAI10, Arthena Foundation
    The KAI 10 gallery is focused on the newest, most current art, but also includes established artists, which is how the gallery’s works display the thematic intersections and differences between generations. Following contemporary artistic practices, the gallery’s exhibitions integrate various media and production methods, but the exhibitions’ most important elements are their accompanying programs, which demonstrate the works’ clashes and reveal a better understanding of art history.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 500 m (1,640 ft)
    Kaistraße 10, 40221 Dusseldorf

  • Art Collection North-Rhine-Westphalia
    Housing one of Germany’s key twentieth-century art collections, the state-owned K20 museum in Düsseldorf officially reopened in July 2010 after two years of renovations. Artists represented at this key tourist draw of the city include Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and Joseph Beuys. In 1961, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired 88 works by Paul Klee, which formed the foundation of the museum’s collection. During his tenure (1962 – 1990), founding Director Werner Schmalenbach assembled an exceptionally high-quality collection of classical modernist works, creating the sole regional collection of modern art in Germany. Schmalenbach’s successor, Armin Zweite (1990 – 2007), expanded the North Rhine-Westphalia art collection, adding numerous works of contemporary art and sculpture.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 4.8 km (3 mi)
    Grabbeplatz 20, 40213 Dusseldorf

  • NRW-Forum Culture and Science Dusseldorf
    The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf presents exhibitions that challenge subjects within their cultural context. Exhibition themes include photography, media, fashion, communication, mobility and lifestyle. The NRW-Forum building is part of the protected courtyard ensemble, which was founded in 1926 according to William Kreis’ plans for the GeSoLei exhibition. The ensemble consists of a planetarium (now the concert hall), the State Museum of People and Economy, an art museum and a terrace on the Rhine.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 4.8 km (3 mi)
    Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf

  • Langen Foundation
    The Japanese architect Tadao Ando has created an impressive architectural experience on the outskirts of Düsseldorf in the cultural Hombroich. Visitors can experience a fascinating architectural interplay of art and nature, interiors and exteriors, light and shadow in this masterpiece of glass, concrete and steel. The building’s unity between art, culture and communication is unmistakable, ensuring visitors are left with unique and lasting impressions.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 17.7 km (11 mi)
    Raketenstation Hombroich 1, 41472 Neuss

  • Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
    A concrete block built in 1967, the Kunsthalle is one of Düsseldorf’s most austere buildings, a now-rare example of so-called raw architecture. Not just different externally from all the other museums in Düsseldorf, the Kunsthalle offers visitors a distinctive concept. Hosting an array of exhibitions but without its own collection, while highlighting contemporary art movements and positions, as well as their historical and regional points of reference, has been a crucial part of the Kunsthalle’s program since its inception.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 4.7 km (2.9 mi)
    Grabbeplatz 4, 40213 Düsseldorf

Typical for Dusseldorf

  • „Hop On, Hop Off“
    The Hop On, Hop Off bus tour is a very comfortable way to discover Dusseldorf. To discover attractions or look at a shop at one of the stops, simply get off the bus and then board it again when it is convenient. Enjoy a sightseeing tour at a preferred pace.
    Duration of bus drive: approximately 90 minutes
    Price: approximately €15 per adult

  • Guided tour through the Media Harbor 
    20 years ago, this district was dominated primarily by warehouses. Today it is one of the liveliest places in Dusseldorf. This tour includes various examples of outstanding architecture designed by the American architect Frank Gehry. The tour’s starting point is the Rhine Tower.
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Price: €11 for adults; €5.50 for children 

  • Dusseldorf Old Town 
    The city’s famous Old Town is a beautiful area that has more to offer than any other district in Düsseldorf. More than 260 pubs line the “longest bar in the world”, including lounges, cocktail bars, electro clubs and sophisticated ambiences in many different venues. The five major brewers in Old Town—Uerige, Im Füchschen, Im Goldenen Ring, Zum Schlüssel and Im Goldenen Kesse are great to experience. Also, be sure to discover the “Kürzer” brewery, which is the first start-up brewery in Old Town in almost 150 years. Visitors to Old Town should also visit the “Kabüffke” to try killepitsch, Dusseldorf’s delicately bitter herbal drink of which the city is extremely proud.
    Old Town is only a few minutes’ walk from our hotel, which is a perfect starting point for a nice stroll around this lively area.

Music und Show

Are you interested in classical music, concerts or operas? 
The cultural metropolis of Dusseldorf offers a variety of musical art. 

  • Schauspielhaus
    The history of the Schauspielhaus Dusseldorf can be traced back to the late 18th century and has a very good reputation due to its previous ambitious artistic directors. The theatre in Dusseldorf is divided into three different stages: Kleines HausGroßes Haus and Central.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 5 km (3.1 mi)
    Gustaf Gründgens Platz 1, 40211 Dusseldorf

  • Tonhalle
    This “Planetarium of Music” delights more than 300,000 people yearly with its modernized design and its improved acoustics. Thanks to its architecture, the planetarium is one of the nicest forums of culture in Dusseldorf. Enjoy a musical evening with one of the Tonhalle’s concerts.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 4.2 km (2.6 mi)
    Ehrenhof 1, 40479 Dusseldorf

  • Deutsche Oper am Rhein
    The Düsseldorf opera house offers a program of cultural interest and has established itself with renowned events such as the “Opera on the Rhine for Everybody” (“Oper am Rhein für alle”) and the “Grand Prix de l’Opera”. Performances are usually in their original language, accompanied by subtitles.
    In 2010, the current Ballet Director Martin Schläpfer was awarded the most important German prize: “Choreographer of the Year”. He also received the Der Faust theater award for choreography for “b.09 – A German Requiem” in November 2012 at the Ballet on the Rhine Düsseldorf Duisburg.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 4.3 km (2.7 mi)
    Heinrich-Heine-Allee 16a, 40213 Dusseldorf

  • Roncalli's Apollo Varieté
    A childhood dream came true for Bernhard Paul when he created Circus Roncalli in 1976. However, his dream continued when he opened Apollo Varieté, the "little brother" of his Circus Roncalli, in 1997. Apollo Varieté is not a reflection of Circus Roncalli, but its own concept with an exclusive style, paying homage to the varieté culture and its artists. Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté enchants audiences with a changing program of stunning performances.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Hall
    The Mitsubishi Electric Hall is a very popular venue for concerts, shows, sports and entertainment with a capacity for 7,500 people for 40 years.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 19km (30 mi)
    Siegburger Str. 15, 40591 Düsseldorf

    Mulitfunctional hall with a capacity for 14,282 people. It hosts various events from ice hockey matches to special concerts. 
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 12.3km (19 mi)
    Theodorstraße 281, 40472 Düsseldorf

Famous Buildings

  • Castle Benrath
    Located in the borough of Benrath, the most famous of Düsseldorf’s palaces was built in the eighteenth century as a palace for the Elector Carl Theodor von der Pfalz. Today, Schloss Benrath is one of Düsseldorf’s most popular excursion spots. Read more about castles in and around Dusseldorf.
    Distance from the hotel: approximately 12.3 km (7.6 mi)
    Benrather Schloßallee 100-106, 40597 Dusseldorf

  • Castle Jägerhof
    In the city center, on the eastern edge of the Hofgarten is Castle Jägerhof. The building was built and finally completed from 1748 to 1772. In 1796, the Jägerhof was plundered by the revolutionary forces and but recovered, until 1811, for Napoleon’s fourth-day visit to Dusseldorf. Today the castle operates the Goethe Museum, a full collection to the life and work of Goethe.
    Distance to the hotel: approximately  5 km (3.1 mi)
    Jacobistraße 2, 40211 Dusseldorf

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