Religious Places Tour in Düsseldorf, Duesseldorf (Self Guided)

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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Religious Places Tour in Düsseldorf Map

Guide Name: Religious Places Tour in Düsseldorf
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: 2.8 km
Author: ChristineS
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Lambertuskirche

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.
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Kreuzherrenkirche

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.
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Andreaskirche

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.
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Neanderkirche‎

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.
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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.
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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.
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Johanniskirche

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.
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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.

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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
Cultural Walking Tour in Düsseldorf

Cultural Walking Tour in Düsseldorf

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: 3.5 km
Nightlife Tour in Old Town of Düsseldorf

Nightlife Tour in Old Town of Düsseldorf

It would be difficult to find another German city that provides so many places for going out in a city as small as Dusseldorf. In this city you will find a wide range of different nightspots: glamorous clubs and trendy bars and pubs, especially downtown. Follow this nightlife tour and explore the most amazing clubs and bars in Dusseldorf.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
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
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Duesseldorf for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Duesseldorf has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Duesseldorf, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.