CultureTour through Düsseldorf

Cinema, theatre, opera – our CultureTour provides you with background information. If the tour inspires you to discover cultural highlights for yourself, even better: Düsseldorf has a lot of good stuff to offer where this is concerned.

Length: three hours, on foot.

CultureTour – the ports of call
CultureTour – the ports of call

We begin our tour at the (1) Film Museum in the heart of Düsseldorf’s Old Town. Everything to do with film – myths and magic, fun and entertainment, cults and culture – has found its place in this museum. The exhibition leads you through the history of cinema over four floors. Classics, French-speaking and English-speaking films are shown on selected days.

Just a few minutes’ walk away, we arrive at the (2) Heine Museum, a homage to the poet born in Düsseldorf. The institute on Bilker Straße is widely regarded as the centre for international Heine research, but also welcomes laymen with open arms: the permanent exhibition portrays the life of the author; special exhibitions focus on different Heine topics.

We now walk along Kasernenstraße and then head north on Heinrich-Heine-Allee before reaching the (3) Oper (Opera House), which is located on the edge of the Hofgarten (Court Garden). Düsseldorf’s Opera House can only actually refer to the building; the performances are a cooperative effort with the city of Duisburg. After the war, the two cities decided to work together as the “Deutsche Oper am Rhein” (German Opera on the Rhine). This has led to classics, ballets, and so-called “young opera” being planned together and performed locally for 50 years.

Now we head through the Court Garden and find the (4) Theater Museum on the corner of Jägerhofstraße. The exhibition focuses on the fundamental concepts of theatre and important periods, but also makes connections with local theatrical history.