The atmosphere at Kreuzherreneck, © Markus Luigs


Without any knick­knacks

Since 1954, the Kreuzher­re­neck has been a bar without frills. Here, you?ll find au­then­t­ic bar con­ver­sa­tions, wobbly bar stools, cold beer and large quant­it­ies of schnapps. While you try a Salmiakki (to be taken with cau­tion), you can take a break and get a feel for Düs­sel­dorf?s jazz his­tory. Here in the Rat­inger Strasse, the wild jazz heart of the city used to beat dur­ing the 1950s. At that time, the Kreuzher­re­neck was still called ?Bobby? after its own­er, and at­trac­ted stu­dents from the Kunstakademie nearby along with their pro­fess­ors, as well as mu­si­cians and life artists. The food and drink con­sisted of low-price beer and the com­par­at­ively dirt cheap lard bread. While the Kreuzher­re­neck lost its status as a hip bar when the rock?n?roll, beat and rock eras ar­rived, it still hosts in­ter­est­ing con­certs. When you vis­it the bar, you no­tice how close it is to the old city, and yet how far away it feels. Per­haps it?s this loc­a­tion that en­sured that, at the end of the 1970s, with­in sight of the Kreuzher­re­neck, the Rat­inger Hof be­came a hot­spot for sub­cul­ture and the punk scene.

Fur­ther In­form­a­tion:
Altest­adt 14, 40213 Düs­sel­dorf


The bar at Kreuzherreneck, © Markus Luigs