Step out of the hotel onto Königsallee, the famous shopping and business boulevard. Across the street you will find flagship stores of international luxury labels. The smaller side streets are always good if you are looking to discover small new boutiques and young designer labels. After a shopping tour, continue your day in the Altstadt, the historic center of the city, lined with shops, restaurants and bars. St. Lambertus Church with its twisted tower is worth a visit.
Stroll through the Altstadt to the river Rhine and along Joseph-Beuys-Ufer to the NRW-Forum Dusseldorf, famous for contemporary photography, visual art and design. Or go to Grabbeplatz where two great art museums face each other: explore the 20th-century art at K20 or changing exhibitions of contemporary art in the Kunsthalle. Walk down Mühlenstrasse to Burgplatz and take a break in one of the many cafés right by the river Rhine. Afterwards, a cruise on the river shows the city from a completely different perspective. Or alternatively during winter season: walk along the river and enjoy the fresh air and the natural environment which gives a sense of being on holidays.
Start your evening with a stroll to the Medienhafen and enjoy the modern architecture of world-famous architects such as Frank O. Gehry, David Chipperfield and Murphy/Jahn. Perhaps have an aperitif and an early dinner in one of the several bars or restaurants. For evening entertainment, the Roncalli Apollo Varieté Theater presents breathtaking acrobatic shows. The concierge team will be happy to book tickets for the city’s symphonic orchestra at the Tonhalle, the opera and many other cultural highlights.
Dusseldorf’s art academy was established in the 17th century. This gave the city an impulse to develop its status as possibly the leading art city in Germany – especially thanks to the state collection at the Kunstsammlung NRW and the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf with its outstanding exhibitions of contemporary photography. The city continuously hosts internationally renowned exhibitions and also presentations of local artists who have had an impact on modern art.
Fashion Hot Spot
Dusseldorf is not only a city of business, art and lifestyle, but also a fashion metropolis. Several leading fashion and beauty shows, where famous designers present their collections, take place in Dusseldorf each year. You can find more than 800 permanent showrooms spread all over the city, for example at the Medienhafen and Kaiserswerther Strasse, and of course all luxury brands on the Königsallee boulevard, right where the hotel is located.
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 of 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.
Dusseldorf has the 3rd-largest Japanese community outside Japan. Most of the Japanese stores and restaurants are around Immermanstrasse and Klosterstrasse, a short stroll from the hotel. In summer, Japanese Day celebrates the cultural exchange between East and West with a big event at the riverside, finishing with a splendid firework display.
Let me Take you on a city tour
If you wish to get to know Dusseldorf a little bit better, let the Concierge Team take you on an Audio tour of the city. You can download the guide from this link http://pocketguideapp.com/en/intercontinental