Old town

The well-known old town is a wondrous half square kilometer, which has so much to offer as hardly any other district of Düsseldorf.

Here are the Köbesse (waiters) rough and hearty, here will the famous beer “Altbier” delivered without order. There are more than 260 pubs line the “longest bar in the world”: Whether a brewery, lounge, cocktail bar, electro club or upscale ambience – here everyone will find a location according to their personal taste. On the “Brauereiweg” you learn in a convivial atmosphere more about the Altbier and the local breweries.

But not only body and soul may feel particularly well in Düsseldorf’s Old Town: The spirit is well nourished here, because here are many of the art and cultural institutions of the state capital. The important “Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen”, the innovative NRW Forum, the venerable Museum Kunstpalast or the Film Museum are just a few of the numerous museums that make an impression on visitors to the Rhine metropolis. Dusseldorf’s boards, which mean the world, are also very important: the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the Tonhalle confirm Düsseldorf’s reputation as an international art and cultural metropolis.

In the area of ​​the old town are some of the most beautiful churches in Dusseldorf. For example, the oldest church in the city from the 13th century, the Basilica of St. Lambertus, which contributes to the unique silhouette of Dusseldorf with its unusual twisted tower. The church together with Schlossturm and Düssel form the original core of the old town. The parish altar of the basilica houses a shrine with relics of Saint Apollinaris, the city’s patron saint. Also St. Andrew from the 18th Century and St. Maximilian are worth a visit!


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