Düsseldorf, a large city in Germany, invites you to discover the local culture, by visiting its unique neighborhoods and monuments.
Capital of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, Düsseldorf will amaze you with its monuments that span the centuries and its diversity of cultural places. At the Kunstpalast Museum, discover one of the largest collections in Germany, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and glasses, from the Middle Ages to the present day. A bit further south, you can cross the Hofgarden, an eighteenth-century park whose oldest part connects Schloss Jägerhof, a former castle that became the Goethe Museum, and the Jröner Jong fountain. This park, extended in the nineteenth century, is a model of its kind in Germany. To contemplate more contemporary works, go to the Kunstsammlung, a museum founded in the 60s that takes up all the significant movements of the twentieth century. In its two main exhibition buildings, you will come across Expressionism, Pop Art, and Fauvism, with artists such as Paul Klee, Andy Warhol, and Kandinsky. To the west, climb the Rheinturm, the city's tallest building and home to the world's largest digital clock, for panoramic views of the entire city. In one of the oldest districts of Düsseldorf, in Kaiserswerth to the north, you will have the opportunity to visit Kaiserpfalz, an imperial castle in ruins of the eleventh century, and to come across baroque buildings of the twelfth and eighteenth centuries. To continue your immersion in the old part of Düsseldorf, stroll through Altstadt, the old town that houses the Church of St. Lambert, with Gothic architecture and twisted roof, at the center of several local legends. And before drinking an Altbier at the longest bar in the world, stop at Marketplatz Square, in front of the town hall that mixes baroque and neo-renaissance architecture. On the other side of the Rhine is the Japanese cultural center Eko Haus, ideal for strolling through a dry garden, contemplating a traditional architectural style, or observing the Eko Temple and its traditional Japanese paintings.