Start your day with a delicious breakfast in your room before exploring the boutiques of Königsallee, right outside the front door. After browsing the designer stores on this luxury boulevard, head over to the historic Altstadt to admire the 13th-century architecture of St. Lambertus Church. Stop in at a traditional Old Town bar for a pint of Dusseldorf’s famous Altbier, and then wander along the River Rhine to Museum Kunstpalast, where the glass collection is renowned as the finest in Europe.
Continue your exploration of Dusseldorf's thriving art scene with a visit to the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen gallery, known as K20, to seek out 20th-century masterpieces by the likes of Klee, Picasso and Matisse. Afterwards, stroll the tree-lined avenues and serene fountains of the neighbouring Hofgarten, or take a 20-minute drive out of the centre for a tour of 18th-century palace Schloss Benrath. With its pink walls and magnificent gardens, it is one of the city's highlights.
As the light begins to fade, make your way to riverside Burgplatz for an aperitif at a pavement café. Soak up the historic atmosphere as the city lights twinkle, and then head home to the hotel. Meet friends for dinner and cocktails or ask the concierge to book tickets for a cultural night out. You can experience the magic of the opera at Deutsche Oper am Rhein or classical music at Tonhalle concert hall, both within walking distance of the hotel.
Art & Culture
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 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 20 min.
Dusseldorf has the 3rd-largest Japanese community outside Japan. Most of the Japanese stores and restaurants are around Immermannstrasse 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