DJ plays in the Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
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Home of the Sounds

Vis­it­ors ex­per­i­ence the sound of the city in this urb­an liv­ing room.

The Salon des Amateurs at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf is home to the sounds. Diversity is what makes up the cultural programme of the Salon. Motto of the afternoon: Café.  Voices mix with the rattling of cups while you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. In the evenings: club, cinema, reading room. Individual electric music invites you to dance, catching soundtracks lets cineastes’ hearts beat faster and authors works make everyone listen devotionally. This is the place where the art and culture scenes get together.  Just like in a living room for anyone. The avant-garde music und cultural programme is renowned beyond Düsseldorf. The Salon was founded by art students in 2004 and is one of the central, musical flagships of the city. The pianist Hauschka has his roots here and even named his 2011 album “Salon Des Amateurs”.

Strolling through Düsseldorf

One could say that subculture meets high culture in Düsseldorf. There is no other city that has as many galleries and art museums so closely clustered. The best example for this phenomenon is a building that contains the “Salon des Amateurs” as well as the “Kunsthalle Düsseldorf”. The “Kunstbunker” is popular among art experts, focusing on changing exhibitions. Worlds collide not only in terms of art, however, as Düsseldorf brings together many opposites. Luxury shopping miles of world renown or creative scene quarters, star restaurants or street food, busy inner cities or grazing sheep along the river Rhine can all be found easily living side by side in harmony.

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    Disco ball in the Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
    Beverage bar in the Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
  • DJ plays in the Salon des Amateurs with Cassette, © Johannes Höhn
  • View into the Mendelsohn hal from the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, © Johannes Höhn
    Eu­phor­ic at Ton­halle Düs­sel­dorf
  • Gronau rock'n'popmuseum entrance, © Johannes Höhn
    Nos­tal­gic at the rock’n’pop­mu­seum
  • Beethoven monument "Münsterplatz Bonn", © Johannes Höhn
    Moved at the Beeth­oven House
  • Landscape Park Duisburg, Ruhrgebiet, © Johannes Höhn
    En­er­get­ic at the Land­scape Park Duis­burg
  • Haldern Pop Bar in Rees am Niederrhein, © Johannes Höhn
    Cheer­ful at Haldern Pop Bar
Illuminations in the Balver cave in the Sauerland, © Johannes Höhn
    En­chanted in the Balve Cave
Baroque staircase from Augustusburg Palace, © Johannes Höhn
    Over­wehlmed at Au­gus­tus­burg Palace
  • View of the control panel in the Jugendstil-Wasserkraftwerk Heimbach, © Johannes Höhn
    Ec­stat­ic at the Heim­bach power plant
  • Exhibition hall in the Waldfrieden sculpture park, © Johannes Höhn
    Amazed by Wald­frieden Sculp­ture Park
  • Organ in Altenberg Cathedral, © Johannes Höhn
    En­rap­tured by Al­ten­berg Cath­d­ral
  • Berleburg Palace in Bad Berleburg, © Johannes Höhn
    En­nobled at Ber­le­burg Palace
  • Köln, Dom, Außenbau, Dachbereich, Innenraum mit Schwerpunkt Fußboden und Fußbodenmosaik, © Johannes Höhn
    Im­pressed by Co­logne Cathed­ral
University of Music in Detmold, © Johannes Höhn
    En­thu­si­ast­ic in the Uni­ver­sity of Mu­sic in Det­mold