Historical Religious Buildings (Self Guided), Duesseldorf

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.
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Historical Religious Buildings Map

Guide Name: Historical Religious Buildings
Guide Location: Germany » Duesseldorf (See other walking tours in Duesseldorf)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: ChristineS
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Lambertuskirche
  • Kreuzherrenkirche
  • Andreaskirche
  • Neanderkirche
  • Berger Kirche
  • Pfarramt St. Maximilian
  • Johanniskirche
  • St. Maria Empfaengnis

1) Lambertuskirche (must see)

Lambertuskirche is a Christian church located near river Rhine in Dusseldorf. The building was built in 1394, but due to a fire, it was rebuilt and it acquired the unusual shape of the roof only in 1815. Inside you will see an altar of the basilica which houses a shrine with relics of St. Apollinaris. On the façade is a big sculpture of the Crucifixion. An interesting feature of this church is the winding, twisted tower.

2) Kreuzherrenkirche

Kreuzherrenkircheis is another church in Dusseldorf. This church was built in 1445 and from the very beginning it was used as a storage room and tax office. Nowadays, it is a place of worship. Although it was built in Gothic style, inside you can admire plenty of paintings from the period when this church was built as well as the keystone.

3) Andreaskirche

Andreaskirche is an impressive church in the Old Town of Dusseldorf. This Jesuit church was built in late Baroque style in 1629. Inside you will find an amazing and uniform stucco decoration and also the mausoleum, which contains the coffins of the Electors Palatine. It is considered one of the most beautiful and unique churches in Dusseldorf and it is a good example of Baroque architecture in allof Germany. Its unusual façade painted in bright yellow make this church easy to spot and a good landmark as well.

4) Neanderkirche

Neanderkirche was built in 1684 as the first Reformist church in the city. Later in 1916 it was renamed in honour of Joachim Neander, who was a song writer from the 17th century. The building itself was built in early Baroque style with a simplified façade. Although members of the reformed church obtained to rights to their own church, they were not liked by the rest of the citizens. That is why from the very beginning, it was built in such a way that it was not visible from the street. But nowadays, this church has acquired impressive proportions.
Berger Kirche

5) Berger Kirche

Berger Kirche was the first Lutheran church built in Dusseldorf. Like Neanderkirche, from the very beginning it was a small and insignificant sanctuary due to religious restrictions. It was built between 1683-1687. During The Second World War, this church was demolished and later rebuilt in 1960. It was built mainly with red bricks; the simplified facade has traits of late Renaissance. Although it has a quite rude exterior, the interior was built in Baroque style. Nowadays, the church has a contemporary design projected by Tobias Rehberger Frankfurt in 2003.
Pfarramt St. Maximilian

6) Pfarramt St. Maximilian

Pfarramt St. Maximilian is yet another place of worship which represents a late Baroque parish church in Dusseldorf. It is also known as “Max” and it was used as a monastery of the Franciscans until 1804. Since 2006, it represents a community centre of the Catholic church in Dusseldorf. Inside you will find choir stalls dating from the 17th century, as well as the organ, a high altar and a pulpit dating from the 18th century.

7) Johanniskirche

Johanniskirche is the biggest protestant church in Dusseldorf. In 1859 a decision was made to build a new reformed church in this city, but its construction began only in 1875. During the Second World War, this church was demolished, and in 1953 it was re-built. The main modifications inside the church were made between 1997 and 2008.
St. Maria Empfaengnis

8) St. Maria Empfaengnis

St. Maria Empfaengnis is a Catholic church located in central Duesseldorf. It was designed by architect Ludwig Mainz. From its very beginning it was a three-aisle basilica with twin towers. This church was built between 1894-1896, and like Johanniskirche, it was damaged during the Second World War. Only in 1969 this church was rebuilt by Josef Lehmbrock.

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