Aerial view of the Rhine and the Media Harbor Düsseldorf, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Bar­ri­er-free ex­per­i­ences in Düs­sel­dorf and the nean­der­land

Stone-age cul­ture meets mod­ern life

Düs­sel­dorf and the nean­der­land are full of con­trasts: Shop­ping and ex­per­i­ences in nature, mod­ern art and stone-age cul­ture, event high­lights, and a break in green nature – dis­cov­er your ideal mix!

Düsseldorf – that is the Königsallee with its stylish shops and high-quality boutiques, the old town with the “world’s longest counter”, as well as unique architecture such as the Gehrybauten in the Media Harbour.

Scene quarter and stone-age art

The city on the river Rhine is also known for its scene quarters – such as Flingern or Bilk, with many small shops, cafés, and galleries, as well as a renowned museum landscape, including the NRW art collection or the Museum Kunstpalast. The neanderland, in the Mettman district adjacent to Düsseldorf to the east, has art to discover as well. This is stone-age art, specifically. The Neanderthal Museum is dedicated to these special ancestors of mankind, excitingly presenting interesting information on the history of the development of modern man.

From cotton to finished yarn

In Ratingen, the LVR-Industriemuseum Cromford is the world’s only museum to present the processing of cotton into finished yarn using original 18th century machines. Visitors can enjoy coffee and cake in a historical ambience in the museum café as well.

Images and videos

Be inspired: images of your NRW

Dusseldorf Burgplatz with Rhine and pier in the evening, © Düsseldorf Tourismus GmbH /Andreas Jung
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, © Düsseldorf Tourismus, U.Otte
Facade silver Gehry house looking sky , © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Das Neanderthal Museum liegt in Mettmann an der Fundstelle des Neandertalers, © Neanderthal Museum