Düsseldorf's Landmarks Tour (Self Guided), Duesseldorf

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.
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Düsseldorf's Landmarks Tour Map

Guide Name: Düsseldorf's Landmarks Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Duesseldorf (See other walking tours in Duesseldorf)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Author: ChristineS
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal
  • Tritonenbrunnen
  • Peter von Cornelius Denkmal
  • Wilhelm Marx House
  • Jan Wellem Reiterstandbild
  • Statue of Mariensaule
  • Kunst im Tunnel
  • Rheinkniebrücke
  • Rheinturm
Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal

1) Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal (must see)

Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal is a monument located in Düsseldorf; it was built in memory of Wilhelm I, also known as Wilhelm the Great. He was the first German Emperor between 1871 and 1888. Under his government, Prussia was united with Germany and he was then established as the German Emperor. In 1814, the king was involved in Napoleonic Wars and thanks to his diplomat skills, his country was internationally renowned. In 1848, Wilhelm successfully avoided many local revolts that were initiated by his elder brother.

2) Tritonenbrunnen

Tritonenbrunnen is yet another fountain in Düsseldorf. This gorgeous piece of art represents the magnificent Tritons statue that is surrounded by water on the very top of Kö-Graben. The statue itself reveals The Greek sea god in a fight with a gigantic fish. Near the fountain there is a small bay with a stone bench, which gives a great overview of this fountain.
Peter von Cornelius Denkmal

3) Peter von Cornelius Denkmal

Peter von Cornelius Denkmal is a monument carved in the memory of Peter von Cornelius who was a famous German painter. From an early age, this artist learned mural painting and created some famous works. He is the author of numerous pen-and-ink paintings for Goethe's Faust. The most popular themes in his drawings were philosophical or religious. Unfortunately, during the Second World War, many of his works were destroyed, the only surviving ones being those created in Munich.
Wilhelm Marx House

4) Wilhelm Marx House

Wilhelm Marx House (Wilhelm-Marx-Haus) is a historical high-rise building in the central district of Düsseldorf in Germany. It was the first "Hochhaus" in Germany. Wilhelm Marx House was finished in 1924 and was the first skyscraper in Europe. It is 57 meters high and has 13 floors above ground level. The architect was Wilhelm Kreis.

It was named after Wilhelm Marx, who was mayor of Düsseldorf in the early 20th century and started a programme for the modernisation of the city in that time. Wilhelm Marx House was previously home of the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange and presently includes a theatre, called "JuTA" ("Junges Theater in der Altstadt", or "Young Theatre in the Old Town").
Sight description based on wikipedia
Jan Wellem Reiterstandbild

5) Jan Wellem Reiterstandbild

Jan Wellem Reiterstandbild, also known as “'The Rider”, is the oldest statue in Düsseldorf and its fame is due to it being one of the most relevant Baroque statues in Europe. The statue was created in 1711 by sculptor Gabriel de Grupello. Prince Jan Wellem himself was an excellent diplomat and under his leadership, Düsseldorf’s underwent impressive growth. During his government, many fascinating buildings were built, which survived the Second World War and managed to keep their initial appearance.
Statue of Mariensaule

6) Statue of Mariensaule

Statue of Mariensaule is a column with the Virgin Mary statue, found in the heart of the antique district of Dusseldorf. Statue of Mariensaule, also known as Statue of Our Lady, represents the one and only amazing religious monument which survived in Dusseldorf in the Second World War. The statue was carved in 1854 by sculptor Gottfried Renn and it aimed to reveal the celebration of the Immaculate Conception.
Kunst im Tunnel

7) Kunst im Tunnel

Basically, Kunst im Tunnel is a modern art museum in Düsseldorf but at the same time, it might be considered one of its best landmarks thanks to its unique construction. It features an underground exhibition area of more than 850 meters. The entrance area represents a glazed pavilion placed right in front of Rhine. Over the years, this place had few functions, as at the beginning it was simply a “Rhine promenade project”, but founders later realized that the best usage for it was as an exhibition area for contemporary art.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

8) Rheinkniebrücke

Rheinkniebrücke is one of the most beautiful bridges in Düsseldorf and it connects the central part of the city to Oberkassel, another Düsseldorf district. The idea of building a bridge that would unite 2 parts of the city was projected in 1962, and in 1965, the construction began. The total length of the bridge is approximately 1519 meters.

9) Rheinturm (must see)

The Rheinturm is a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf. Construction commenced in 1979 and finished in 1981. The Rheinturm carries aerials for directional radio, FM and TV transmitters. It stands 174.5 metres high and houses a revolving restaurant and an observation deck at a height of 170 metres. It is the tallest building in Düsseldorf.

The Rheinturm was inaugurated on 1 December 1981. It contains 7,500 cubic metres of concrete and weighs 22,500 tons. Before October 15, 2004, when an aerial antenna for DVB-T was mounted, it was 234.2 metres high. The observation deck is open to public, daily from 10:00 to 23:30. As a special attraction, there is a light sculpture on its shaft which works as a clock. This sculpture was designed by Horst H. Baumann and is called Lichtzeitpegel (light time level). The light sculpture on the Rheinturm is the biggest digital clock in the world.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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
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
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