Kunstakademie, Duesseldorf

Kunstakademie, Duesseldorf

The Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, formerly Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, is the Arts Academy of the city of Düsseldorf. It is well known for having produced many famous artists, such as: Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Demand and Andreas Gursky. In the stairway of its main entrance, are engraved the Words: "Für unsere Studenten nur das Beste" ("For our Students only the Best").

The school was founded by Lambert Krahe in 1762 as a school of drawing. In 1773, it became the "Kurfürstlich-Pfälzische Academie der Maler, Bildhauer- und Baukunst" (Elector of Palatine's Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture). During the Napoleonic Wars, the earl's art collection was inherited by the Wittelsbach family and moved to Munich, prompting the Prussian government—who had annexed the Düsseldorf region after Napoleon had surrendered—to change it into a Royal Arts Academy in Düsseldorf, in 1819.

In the 1850s, the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf became internationally renowned, with many students coming from Scandinavia, Russia and the USA to learn, amongst other things, the genre and landscape painting associated with the "Düsseldorf school".
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Sight Name: Kunstakademie
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.
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
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
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
Historical Religious Buildings

Historical Religious Buildings

Dusseldorf boasts a big diversity of religious sights, most of them Christian. Among these religious places there are churches that were built to commemorate certain saints. Take this self guided tour and learn about the most beautiful and significant places of worship in Dusseldorf.

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