Burgplatz, Duesseldorf

Burgplatz, Duesseldorf

Burgplatz is a centaral square located directly on the bank of the Rhine in the Altstadt part of the city. The history of the square is almost as old as that of the city itself. The point of origin of the city of Düsseldorf is located only a few meters away to the north. After the fishing village was raised to the status of town in 1288, followed an urban expansion to the south. In relation to this on the bank of the river was built a castle which was to support the collection of taxes. From this castle (Burg) the square took its name. During the passing of time after many fires and destruction the ruins of the castle were removed in 1892 and only a castle tower remained.

The area around the castle tower was awarded as Germany's most beautiful square. Here you can enjoy some dark beer whilst watching the river Rhine run by. Also it is possible to stroll along the river up to the fair trade or historical area Kaiserwerth. Biking and in line skating is also possible.
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Burgplatz on Map

Sight Name: Burgplatz
Sight Location: Duesseldorf, Germany (See walking tours in Duesseldorf)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Duesseldorf, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Duesseldorf

Create Your Own Walk in Duesseldorf

Creating your own self-guided walk in Duesseldorf is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Düsseldorf's Landmarks Tour

Düsseldorf's Landmarks Tour

Dusseldorf is one of the best destinations that boasts a great collection of unique and majestic landmarks built by famous architects. If you are interested in finding out more about the best landmarks in Dusseldorf, this self-walking tour will be useful.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Duesseldorf Introduction Walking Tour

Duesseldorf Introduction Walking Tour

The city situated in Western Germany has a very old history with the first documented reference dating back to 1135. At the same time it impresses with contemporary architecture. Düsseldorf is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of business, art, media and advertising. Find out more about its top attractions in the following guide.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Historical Religious Buildings

Historical Religious Buildings

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Cultural Venues

Cultural Venues

Düsseldorf provides numerous cultural venues, as you probably already know. In this self-guided tour you will find famous museums, halls, galleries and educational institutions. Don’t miss the chance to see the most beautiful and relevant cultural places in Düsseldorf.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Düsseldorf's Top Museums and Galleries

Düsseldorf's Top Museums and Galleries

Dusseldorf has a large number of famous museums and tens of art galleries which attract many tourists from the entire world. Exhibitions may range from local to international, from small to large but all of them are very original. Take this walking tour to discover the most important museums and galleries in Dusseldorf.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles