Diverse days in the Rhine metropolis
Start your sightseeing program from the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf City 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 City!
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”.
Places of interest near the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf City
“Königsallee” – luxurious shopping experience
Düsseldorf’s “Königsallee” is a sight and promenade in one. As one of the most famous shopping streets in Germany, it is lined with luxury shops and marked by the tree-lined moat. The boulevard is connected to the “Hofgarten” via the futuristic-looking “Kö-Bogen”. Travelling here from the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf City takes 15 minutes via the underground.» Continue to Location & surroundings
Gehry buildings – architecture as modern art
The three Gehry buildings at “MedienHafen” are Düsseldorf’s newest landmark. They impress with their bold, deconstructivist design. As a link, the middle building reflects the facades of the other two. From the “Rheinturm” you have a fantastic view of the buildings and the centre. Travelling here from the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf City takes 15 minutes by car.
“Schlossturm” – historical tower with museum
The last preserved part of the city castle is the “Schlossturm” at “Burgplatz” directly on the banks of the Rhine. In the “Schifffahrt-Museum”, which is housed there, you can watch a multi-media exhibition on 2,000 years of navigation on the Rhine or take a break and enjoy the view in the café on the viewing floor. Travelling here from the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf City takes about 15 minutes by car or the underground.
Little Tokyo – Japanese Culture in North Rhine-Westphalia
Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest Japanese communities in Europe and its cultural centre is located in the area around Immermannstraße. “Little Tokyo”, the district is characterised by numerous Japanese restaurants and shops ranging from grocery stores to manga cafés. Travelling to Immermannstraße from the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf City takes almost 20 minutes by foot.
children under National Socialism
The historic “Düsseldorf Stadthaus”, which has had many functions in its history, now houses the memorial site for the victims of National Socialist tyranny. In its permanent exhibition, the museum provides information about children and young people during National Socialism in Düsseldorf. Travelling here from the H2 Hotel Düsseldorf City takes around 15 minutes via the underground.» Continue to Location & surroundings