Discover Königsallee, the Rhine promenade, Düsseldorf’s old town and much more
The lively and diverse metropolis on the Rhine offers historic sights, picturesque parks with lively cultural centres, interesting museums and a wonderful array of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Historic Buildings and Fascinating Museums
Benrath Palace is one of the most impressive historic buildings in Düsseldorf. Constructed in the middle of the 18th century historic pleasure palace is surrounded by the hunting park and impressive gardens.
Whilst visiting Benrath Palace take time to explore the Museum of European Garden Art, Natural History Museum and the Museum Corps de Logis all located in the grounds.
Back in Düsseldorf city centres picturesque Burgplatz admire a remnant of Count von Berg’s castle which burned down in 1872. The former flanking tower now houses the Maritime Museum showcasing artefacts from across 2,000 years shipping on the Rhine.
Promenade & Parks
Stroll along the Rhine promenade or sit back and relax in one of the many bars and cafés watching the ships that pass by on the Rhine. Nowhere else in Düsseldorf can you enjoy the city’s almost Mediterranean summer atmosphere better.
Hofgarten, Düsseldorfs central park, meadows, ponds and playgrounds stretch from Rhine promenade into the city centre over an area of over 27 hectares. The Hofgarten is not only the oldest public garden in Germany, but also the green heart of the city and is home to countless monuments, fountains and works of art.
The Modern Side Of The Metropolis
The Königsallee is not only the most famous shopping street in Düsseldorf, but also invites you to pause with the many street cafés in the shade of the chestnut trees. On Königsallee, shopping enthusiasts will find everything they need for a successful day, from small, exclusive boutiques to large flagship stores of international brands, all just a stone’s throw from Clayton Hotel Düsseldorf.
Düsseldorf’s iconic Rhine Tower rises up on the edge of the old town. Whether taking in the views from observation deck or revolving restaurant they always impress.
For those interested in modern architecture a visit to the Media Harbour is a must. The “Architecture Mile” was designed building by building by renowned, international architects, old warehouses have been turned into high-tech halls and modern office buildings form the skyline of Düsseldorf.