Düsseldorf is a museum lover’s city. There are many classic places to see old historical artifacts, Greek statues and art, but there is much that is unique here as well.
Be sure not to miss the Neanderthals at their museum, or Düsseldorf’s own mustard museum.
This Düsseldorf museum (Berger Allee 2) is the city’s oldest. The Stadtmuseum chronicles the city’s history, from the time of the Neanderthals all the way through modern times.
If you’re hoping for some insight and historical perspective on this interesting German city, then put the Stadtmuseum on your must-visit list.
Take a trip back in time as you visit the Neanderthal Museum (Talstraße 300). Düsseldorf was the site of one of the earliest discoveries of Neanderthal skeletons (1856), and you can see these on display at the museum here. You can also learn more about the world of evolution and science as you explore the exhibits.
One of the highlights is the Stone Age workshop, which lets you get up close and personal with some of the artifacts.
This Düsseldorf museum is a place you won’t find just anywhere. But Germany is famous for its delicious mustard. The Mustard Museum (Berger Straße 29) opened in 2004 and has since been offering visitors information on this wonderful condiment that is such an important part of German cuisine.
Museum Kunst Palast
This Düsseldorf gallery (Ehrenhof 4-5) has a fine collection of beautiful art. You can find artifacts from the classical era of Greece and Rome up through modern day photographs. Also on display are pieces from Persia, Japan and Italy. The Museum Kunst Palast is well-known for its showcase of glassware.
It is hard to miss this art gallery — the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (Grabbeplatz 4) — with its interesting and unique concrete facade, built in the Brutalist style of architecture. This is the museum to go to if you want to see some avant-garde, contemporary art by fresh new faces in the art world.