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Düsseldorf is a welcoming city and offers different possibilities for accommodation.
To find the ideal hotel and the best offers you can do a search for the stars but also for districts or landmarks.
The city hall complex consists of three buildings from different periods. The so-called "old city hall" at the northern side of Marktplatz, the "Wilhelminischer Bau" (period of the Emperor Wilhem II) and the "Grupello house" at the western side. The "Wilhelminischer Bau" was constructed in 1875 at the place of the old town theatre and the Grupello house was initially the residence of the sculptor Gabriel de Grupello.
It is regarded as one of the most beautiful of esplanades in Düsseldorf. Planned by Niklaus Fritschi and buildt between 1990 and 1997, has joined the city to its river. The Rhine embankment promenade links the traditional Altstadt (Old Town) to the modern MedienHafen and is lined by cafés and bars. This is the place to relax and watch the Rhine shipping go by.
Schloss Benrath (Benrath Palace) was built as a pleasure and hunting palace for the Elector Carl Theodor. Today, the ensemble in its artistic unity of buildings, interior and gardens, 60 hectares in all, is considered one of Europe’s rare complete works of art of the late Baroque period. The main palace building (corps de logis), with its furniture, porcelain, paintings, etc., gives an impression of court life in the second half of the 18th century. The eastern wing houses the “Museum für Europäische Gartenkunst” (Museum of European Garden Art) and the western wing the “Museum für Naturkunde” (Museum of Natural Sciences).
The Museum Kunstpalast at the Ehrenhof cultural centre is home to old masters as well as art of the 19th century and the Hentrich glass museum. NRW Forum für Kultur und Wirtschaft, which presents exhibitions on the subjects of media, photography, architecture, fashion and design.
Tour through the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Academy of Art) is recommended. An annual exhibition of student work at the world-famous Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Academy of Art) towards the end of the winter term is a highlight for art lovers, and any other interested parties and gallery owners who are keen to meet tomorrow’s artists today.
On the edge of the picturesque centre of Kaiserswerth, the mighty ruins of the legendary Emperor Barbarossa’s Medieval palace rise directly from the riverbank, once one of the most important fortresses on the Rhine. Emperor Barbarossa had the imperial palace enlarged when he transferred the customs point from the Netherlands to Kaiserswerth and needed a fortress to dominate the Rhine.
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This unique complex from the 14th century is considered to be the bestpreserved example of a fortified town on the River Rhine. The historic centre and the completely intact town wall of the “Rothenburg of the Rhineland”, in the direct vicinity of Düsseldorf, are big visitor attractions. There are numerous restaurants with a historic ambience.
A relaxing trip along the Rhine river to admire Düsseldorf from the water and discover the imperial palace and the panorama of the picturesque old town. You can also opt for a hop-on hop-off boat tour that allows you to get off at some stops and explore the sights as freely as the central station of Düsseldorf, the old town, the water park or the Church of San Rocco.