Joachim von Bandemer
Welcome To Dusseldorf
Welcome to the InterContinental Dusseldorf, located in one of the most elegant streets in Germany, the famous Koenigsallee. My name is Joachim von Bandemer and we are proud to offer you a stunning choice of activities and for sure: Insider-Knowledge of this great city
Step out of the hotel and step on Koenigsallee, the famous shopping and business boulevard. Start across the street from the hotel and find all the flagship stores for international designer labels. The smaller side streets are always good if you are looking to discover small, new fashion boutiques and young designer labels. After the shopping tour, continue your day in the Altstadt. The historic centre of the city is lined with boutiques, shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.
Stroll through the Altstadt and go to Grabbeplatz where two great art museums face each other: explore the K20, art from the 20th century or the Kunsthalle with its changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Walk down Muehlenstrasse until you reach the Burgplatz for there walk along the riverside and take a break in one of the many cafés is old town.
Start your evening with a stroll down to the Medienhafen and enjoy an aperitif and an early dinner at one of the restaurants there. For evening entertainment, the Capitol Theatre or the world famous Apollo Varieté present frequently changing shows - our Concierge will be happy to arrange tickets for you. If you like it more classical the city's symphonic orchestra resides in the Tonhalle, which used to be a plantetarium, a very unique concerthall indeed. Or enjoy our Opera, the Rhein Oper.
Christmas Markets In Dusseldorf
One Christmas Market, different theme worlds. In Dusseldorf you can enjoy the Advent mood from many different angles. You’ll find a wealth of Christmas fun at over 200 themed huts, scattered across seven locations – all within walking distance of each other. In front of the City Hall, the old-style handicrafts market invites you to see venerable traditions in action. Representatives of various trades such as ornamental blacksmiths, glass blowers, wood turners, carvers and leather embossers will demonstrate their skills to visitors. On Flinger Straße, where trendy brand stores sell their young fashion in historical buildings, the Christmas Market huts have been designed in the style of Dusseldorf’s old burgher houses. A popular meeting point here is the several metre high mulled wine pyramid. Close to this is the start of the Engelchenmarkt (“little angel market”) in Art Nouveau style, in front of the Carsch-Haus department store. Here, countless angels bathed in a heavenly light look down on the lively bustle below them. There is a bluish shimmer at the Sternchenmarkt (“little star market”) in the inner courtyard of Wilhelm-Marx-House. On the patio, which is lined with innumerable crystals and twinkling stars, visitors can look forward to mulled wine, chocolate marshmallows and baked potatoes, as well as jewellery, home furnishings and other gift ideas. On Schadowplatz, the Christmas Market has been given a complete makeover this year: dazzling white natural wood huts with LED strips give the so-called “snow hut village” a Scandinavian winter look. Since it’s located directly in front of the recently opened Kö-Bogen, the market is a fusion of modern design and Christmas tradition in not just one but two ways. The goods on offer, ranging from classic to contemporary, include carvings and natural textiles, sweet and savoury Christmas treats, and warming winter drinks. Walk on a few metres and you’ll come to Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz where, apart from Christmas items, a children’s carousel and various snack bars, you’ll find one very special attraction: the 450-square-metre ice rink. Right beside it is the cosy “Schlüssel-Hüttenzauber”, where you can enjoy hearty food and drink in a typical Alpine setting. A new feature this year is the Kids’ Activity Tent, where there are entertaining Kasperle puppet shows every day at 3.30 and 4.30 p.m. Moving along Schadowstraße, the Christmas Market comes to an end with handicrafts, little snacks and Christmas drinks. If, after all of this, you still haven’t found just the right gift, take a look at the cult boutiques in the Altstadt, the luxury stores around Königsallee, or the retail outlets on Schadowstraße. The shops will also be open on Sunday, 15th December, from 1.00 to 6.00 p.m. The Dusseldorf Christmas Market is open from 21st November to 23rd December from 11.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m. (Sundays to Thursdays) and until 9.00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
last exhibition at famous NRW-Forum Dusseldorf
The title says it all: PhotoA–Z: photographers we have featured, and those still on our wish list. With this exhibition, the NRW-Forum is looking back and taking stock of 15 years of sensational solo photo exhibitions featuring stellar artists such as Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Guy Bourdin, Rankin, or most recently Bryan Adams, and group exhibitions such as Chic Clicks, Spectacular City, or State of the Art. Down through the years, our photo exhibitions have covered the complete alphabet: from A for Araki to Z for ‘Zeitschriften’ (magazines) and including G for Goldin, H for Höfer, O for Outerbridge, and W for Wall. It includes both the avant-garde of photo magazines and artists whose work has been style-defining and shaped not only the history of photography, but also advertising, fashion, and media. In addition to important icons whose works have already been exhibited at the NRW-Forum, such as Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, or Robert Mapplethorpe, this exhibition now fills in the remaining gaps with works by Cindy Sherman, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Inez van Lamsweerde (who have all had an extremely innovative and different influence on (fashion) photography), Richard Prince and Peter Fischli/David Weiss (who d Weiss (who rooted appropriation in photography), or old masters like Paul Outerbridge and Charles Jones (whose works are once again exerting a huge influence on a young generation of photographers). Many of the works have rarely if ever been exhibited in Germany; other prints were made specially for this exhibition, such as Nick Knight’s flower photos or Joel Sternfeld’s iPhone photos from Dubai. A large wall installation at the exhibition featuring over 100 magazines illustrates the huge influence of print media on the dissemination of photography and the important role played not only by magazines that are dedicated solely to photography but also by fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, or I-D. The works interweave the individual viewpoints of the photographers and the history of photo exhibitions at the NRW-Forum to create a kind of spider’s web. It is a highly subjective selection, made solely on the basis of the personal preferences of the people behind the exhibition, Petra Wenzel and Werner Lippert. The one and only objective is to highlight once again how photography was able to develop into a leading artistic medium in the course of the twentieth century, how its convergence with a growing number of new disciplines (fashion, video, reportage) took shape, and how it always liberates itself from the shackles of an art form that has become ‘classical’ and renews itself again and again. ‘PhotoA–Z is an exercise in taking stock, a review,’ writes the renowned photo historian Prof. Klaus Honnef in his essay for the exhibition catalogue. ‘On the one hand, it is an unusual review. At the same time, it is a contemporary document that illustrates what could be deemed “the state of the art” in photography against the backdrop of a dramatic change in the way the medium was dealt with before and after the turn of the millennium. Moreover, PhotoA–Z is a (lost?) reflection of our yearnings and desires, our secret fears and worries, which we tend to hide away inside. These fears and desires are captured and made visible in photographs that change the collective view of things and are themselves the products of a more profound change. The history behind these photos is complicated. Invisible.’
DID YOU KNOW ?
The establishment of an art academy in the 17th century was the beginning of the Art-city Dusseldorf where the federal collection 'Kunstsammlung NRW', outstanding art collections and other museums in addition to over 80 galleries are located. There is a continuous occurrence of internationally renowned exhibitions as well as the presentation of local artists in the city. Ask the Concierge for some more recommendations regarding exhibitions in and around Dusseldorf.
Fashion Hot Spot
Duesseldorf is famous for fashion- that is why many designers present their new collections at their showrooms a couple of times per year. You can also find all big Brands on Königsallee.
Media Harbour (Medienhafen)
Seven architects from all over Europe (including Frank O Gehry, Claude Vasconi and David Chipperfield) designed several company headquarters in the Media Harbour, making the area an architectural landmark in the city. You will find a great mix of industrial, heritage buildings and most modern architecture. This is an interesting contrast to the oldtown. Walking distance 20min.
The 234 metre-high viewing platform has the best view over the city and the Rhine. On a clear day you can see all the way to the cathedral in Cologne (more than 40km away) and the Post Tower in Bonn (more than 80km away)!
The Bolkerstrasse brewery mile
In the very heart of the old historical city centre you will find 'the longest bar in the world', a small alley called Bolkerstrasse where one brewery follows another. You should try the different kind of homemade "Altbier" to see and taste the differences between the century old breweries.
WHAT TO PACK
Clothing for day trips
The surrounding area is full of castles, like Schloss Benrath or Schloss Dyke worth exploring. Bring some suitable clothes for day trips; casual wear and a backpack are helpful.
The city has one of the biggest indoor ski tracks in Europe nearby. Allrounder Skihalle / Neuss. You can rent or buy a complete set of ski or snowboard gear, but it is always better to bring your own pair of gloves.
- Konigsallee 59
- Dusseldorf , 40215
- Front Desk +49-211-82850
Distance 8 KM / 4.97 MI NORTH EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): €25.00 (EUR)
Time by taxi: 20 Minutes
Follow signage ZENTRUM and bear for "Koenigsallee", turn right on Bahnstrasse - second right on "Breitestrasse"-you will reach the parking garage (QPark) "Kö59".
Koeln Bonn Airport (CGN)
Distance 60 KM / 37.28 MI SOUTH to Hotel
A59 ->"Koeln" - A3 -> "Duesseldorf / Oberhausen"- A46 -> "Duesseldorf"- exit at "Bilk / Hafen" - follow the signs "Koenigsallee / Zentrum" - follow "Merowingerstrasse" - "Friedrichstrasse" - "Breitestrasse" - you will reach the parking garage "Kö59".
Frankfurt Rhein-Main (FRA)
Distance 220 KM / 136.7 MI SOUTH to Hotel
A3 direction "Koeln" and "Oberhausen"-A46 "Duesseldorf". A46 - exit at "Bilk / Hafen" - follow the signs "Koenigsallee / Zentrum" - follow "Merowingerstrasse" - "Friedrichstrasse" - "Breitestrasse" - you will reach the parking garage (Qpark) "Kö59".
Station Name: Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof
Distance 1.0 KM / 0.62 MI NORTH WEST to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: €6.00 (EUR)
By Tram 704 or 709 stop Graf-Adolf-Platz.
Subway Name: Steinstrasse / Koenigsallee
Distance 0.2 KM / 0.12 MI NORTH to Hotel
walking distance to hotel
- Parking Available/300 Spaces
- Daily Self Parking Fee: €28.00 (EUR)
- Public 24 hours Car- Park: Weekdays € 2,50 per hour, from 4th hour: € 3,00 Daily fee: €28,- Weekends: € 40,00 (friday till sunday)
- Valet Parking Available: €28.00 (EUR)
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
The InterContinental Hotel is located right in the heart of Duesseldorf, just at the famous shopping street "Koenigsallee". It does not matter from which direction you come from, ZENTRUM and "Koenigsallee" are always signed. To go to the main entrance, adress "Koenigsallee 59" is the correct for your navigation, to go to the parking Qpark "Koe 59" directly, type "Breite Strasse 69" in your navigation system.
Languages spoken by staff
Pet Fee €25.00 per night