The best visitor attractions in Düsseldorf

Rheinturm philippjaquet/Flickr

Rheinturm ©philippjaquet/Flickr

Being one of the best-known cities of Germany, Düsseldorf is the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the western part of the country. The city is an internationally significant financial and business centre, attracting dozens of visitors every year. Besides businessmen, tourists also prefer Düsseldorf as a destination. If you are interested in a journey to this city and would like to find the best visitor attractions in Düsseldorf, you’ve found the right source of information. The major landmarks and attractions of the city include museums, churches, art galleries, palaces, parks and others. Read on to find out which are these.

Rheinturm (Rhine Tower)

Being a telecommunications tower, Rheinturm is one of the best-known landmarks of Düsseldorf. The 240 m high structure was constructed between 1979 and 1981, being the tallest structure of the city. Its highlights are the observation deck and the revolving restaurant. There is a clock on the shaft of the tower which is the world’s largest digital clock. The observation deck can be visited every day from 10:00 to 23:30. (January 2013)

Rheinturm philippjaquet/Flickr

Rheinturm ©philippjaquet/Flickr

Museum Kunst Palast

The arts museum named Museum Kunst Palast includes large collections of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures dating from the antiquity to present times. Besides, it includes over 10.000 Italian baroque graphics. The beautiful collections of the museum can be visited on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00 and on Thursdays from 11:00 until 21:00. (January 2013)


Königsallee is actually a boulevard in the city of Düsseldorf. It is prestigious for its canal running along the centre of the boulevard and the numerous luxury shops situated along the sides of it. The boulevard is considered the busiest shopping street in Germany. Many visitors of Düsseldorf come to visit the boulevard and walk along its canal. If you have enough money, you can get out on Königsallee and visit its shops, too.

View of the Königsallee's eastern side

View of the Königsallee’s eastern side ©

Schloss Benrath

The amazing rococo castle named Schloss Benrath can be found near the city. It includes museums (Museum of European Garden History, Museum for Natural History and the Corps de Logis) which are open to the public. Besides, the garden is also spectacular. Built between 1755 and 1770, the castle is very popular among visitors.

Schloss Benrath

Schloss Benrath ©

Düsseldorf Botanical Garden

Established in 1974, the botanical garden in Düsseldorf is an extremely popular visitor attraction. It houses about 6.000 of species of spectacular plants organized in ecological gardens, geographic gardens and other kind of gardens, including medicinal gardens, carnivorous plants and even endangered species. The garden is open every day. The opening hours vary depending on season. (January 2013)


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