Diverse days in the Rhine metropolis
Start your sightseeing program from the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf’s old town: This is where Düsseldorf was born and where the heart of the city still beats today. Cafés, pubs, restaurants and breweries line the streets between the Rhine and “Heinrich-Heine-Allee” and invite you to enjoy an “Altbier”, delicacies and convivial hours at the “longest bar in the world” – as the “Toten Hosen” sung about. A variety of shops and historical buildings bear witness to the long history of the city. Besides the “Schlossturm” at “Burgplatz”, the Gothic St. Lambertus church and the town hall are also worth seeing.
If you are in the Rhine metropolis for shopping, you must not miss the exclusive shops on “Königsallee” . Even if it's just for a window shopping spree – the “Kö” is more than just a shopping street: strolling, seeing and being seen are simply part of this. Those interested in literature should also take a look at the birthplace of the poet Heinrich Heine, which is an inviting location for hours of peace with a bookstore and a literature café.
At the southern end of the Rhine promenade stands the building of the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament directly on the river bank. At the weekend you can visit the plenary hall and other rooms free of charge. Directly next to the state parliament building and right by the entrance to “MedienHafen”, the “Rheinturm”rises 240 metres high, from whose viewing terrace or revolving restaurant you have a fantastic view over the city.
At “MedienHafen”, on the other hand, Düsseldorf's landmark is the impressive Gehry houses. The newly designed quarter with its attractive mix of old port facilities and modern buildings offers various guided tours.
As the state capital, Düsseldorf also boasts various museums. One of the most popular addresses for families is the “Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum”, where living aquatic animals, but also geological exhibits can be seen. The “Filmmuseum Düsseldorf” takes you into the dream worlds of cinema.
Above all, the “Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen” with its various locations is a top-class address for art connoisseurs alongside the “Museum Kunstpalast “and the “Kunsthalle Düsseldorf”. Divided between the K20 for 20th century art, the K21 for contemporary art and the “Schmela-Haus” as the event venue, the “Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen” presents works by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian or Klee as representatives of early 20th century art and by Pollock, Stella, Rauschenberg or Warhol as representatives of post-war art.
Spend diverse days in the Rhine metropolis with its sights and museums and spend the night in a comfortable location at the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf!
The permanent exhibition provides you with comprehensive information about the history of film from its beginnings until today. Early technical equipment, set models, props, costumes and decorations, but also a reconstructed film studio and an area for animation technology provide impressions of the production of films. Films are still shown today in the “Black Box”, the museum’s own cinema, which still has a cinema organ from 1928 for silent films.
Café terraces with views of the Rhine meadows and the district of Oberkassel on the other side of the river are also attractive along the Rhine promenade. In addition, there are the jetties where the boats start for the river cruise. Stroll under the sycamore trees along the shore of the town hall, sit down on the open staircase at “Burgplatz” in the sun, admire modern art at the KIT museum or take the time to enjoy a performance at the “Apollo Varieté” at the “Rheinkniebrücke”.