Nah... Not Dumbledore! It’s City with glory of history and modernization! Düsseldorf …
Düsseldorf is a city situated at the west of Germany. The city is famous for fashion industry and art scene. The Rhine River divides the history and modern era in the city. To the east old town and to the west modern commercial area are situated beautifully. Here we have covered you with all top tourist attractions in Dusseldorf.
Let's explore Dusseldorf points of interest and the 15 best things to do in Dusseldorf:
The old town, chiefly known as Altstadt, has preserved its historical beauty in all its glory and that’s what makes it a must-watch place. The center of the town is Marktplatz where town hall and statue of Elector John William II are famous sites. Along with them, the other attractions include Castle tower, Museums, the neighbor district Ehernhof and home to the domed Tonhalle.
The most elegant shopping street in Düsseldorf, also known as “Ko” is often compared to Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Extravagant boutiques, luxurious shopping arcades, art galleries, restaurants and café continue to drag mass of tourists since the 18th century. A 31-meter wide water canal covered with trees on both sides adds spectacular beauty to the Konigsallee, which ends at the beautiful Triton fountain.
3. Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum Düsseldorf
Well this place is something! Yes a must visit! This museum is a unique combination of a zoo, an aquarium and a natural history museum. The 25 themed rooms are reserved for the biodiversity starting from first borne sea organisms to their spreads in the sea and other habitats. The magnificent sperm whale skeleton is the hero of this museum. Along with that a large shark aquarium, living coral reefs, fish species, crocodiles, insects, amphibians and reptiles add ravishing beauty to the museum. The museums also work on conservation and breeding projects for endangered species and biodiversity.
Let’s hear it for the icon of Düsseldorf. It is the pride of Düsseldorf’s cityscape. A telecommunication tower rising up to 240.5 meters, facilitates you the gorgeous view of Düsseldorf city from its sightseeing desk. Food is first! So even at this height, you can get delicious food from tower restaurant to add some taste & energy to your day.
5. Schloss Benarth
A spontaneous baroque palace, constructed in the 17th century, Schloss Benarth is a piece of glorious German history. The chief attractions of the palace are interior of the whole palace, huge park, the main building known as “Museum Corps de Logis”, Museum of landscape art & Natural science museum.
Built in 19th century, Kaiserswerth is counted as oldest and richest structure set on the lap of Rhine. The baroque accent in structures, the Excellency and picture perfect sights make this place a center of attraction for tourists and archeologists. The ancient history suggests that this used to be an oldest church. The place is mostly in ruins, still manages to stand strong and impressive just like its 4 meter thick walls.
When the sun is at its brightest at the shores of River Rhine, The whole promenade on the bank is luminous and breathtaking. It was built in 20th century, but became more exquisite place for wonderers and tourists when the traffic was diverted underground. The beautiful sceneries, park next to promenade and street café shops steals the show and make promenade a sunny day place to visit.
Set as the crown of Düsseldorf, This beautiful park spreads in 65 acre, beginning from north of the city through Old town and Königsallee to the lap of River Rhine. The park was designed in English landscape style. Which now, is rich with many streams and meadows and ancient buildings. Along with the eye-catching landscapes, the park is also home for various modern sculptures and monuments, specially the creations of Henry Moore.
A small affluent stream of river Rhine, which flows through Neander valley. The special thing about the valley is that the fossil of first Neanderthal man where found here. At Düsseldorf this river makes river delta. Which makes a beautiful scenery in Düsseldorf. At the bank, beautiful landscapes and wild amputees catch the attraction of the tourists and nature lovers.
10. St. Lambertus
Built in 14th century .The twisting tower of this church is the definition of Düsseldorf’s skyline. Its appearance wasn’t intentional but affected due to fire that caught the tower in 18th century, though there are many superstitious stories about the twisted look of tower. Let’s not fall for them and enjoy the views and architecture of this beautiful church.
The place was initially named for the castle which stood till the 19th century. Burgplatz is now a place for hang out and coffee and chat time place for friends. The floors of the tower were initially built in 14th century, the 15th century came up with third and fifth one was created in 18th century. The place has a museum singing the glory of the old city, Rhine River’s ecosystem and history of Germany.
12. Wildpark im Grafenberger Wald
Set on the east of the city, this park is in a 200-year-old beech forest. In park, several local German species of deer, mouflon, wild boars, pheasant and wildcats wonder and prosper in their natural habitat, Ahh the perks are, you can feed them apples and grains. This park has 3km guided walking trail which facilitates tourist to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and various animal and plant species.
13. Neanderthal Museum
Accommodated at the purlieu of the city, this museum is the home of human history and culture. It can surely take you to the sours of great history of mankind through its extravagant collection of human fossil and sculpture of the first man! I mean who doesn’t get fascinated by the monuments of the ancestors and their lifestyles! Along with that the sea of archaeological information never fails to drag archeology lovers to the museum.
The schlossturm is the palace tower set on the Shore of Rhine River. It is the only preserved section of city’s palace and holds the pride of being the landmark of the state capital. The oldest inland shipping museums in Germany is set inside The Schlossturm, Which exhibits river ecology, shopping and ship building history, trade and travel and lively portraits.
15. Film Museum
As per the name suggests, it is the home for the glorious history of music and movie making technology. Throughout its periphery it portraits lively history of movies, and rare vintage film technology. It also exhibits portraits of famous movie figures like Marline Moore, set designs, props and beautiful costumes. A pseudo film studio and special effect section provides you the idea of creativity and efforts in movie making. It also consists an archive, a library and a small cinema screen with day-to-day screenings. You can have the feel of Hollywood studio and vintage era amidst the premises of the film museum.