Heading in the direction of the Rhine, we reach Burgplatz with the Schlossturm (Castle Tower). The old (7) Schlossturm is the last remains of Düsseldorf’s City Palace. Burnt down in 1882 and damaged in the 2nd world war, the building was renovated and today houses the Schifffahrt-Museum (Maritime Museum), in which you can find out more information about the historic relationship between the residents of Düsseldorf and the Rhine. You can discover how this relationship looks today – really relaxed – by heading outside to (8) Burgplatz, where what seems like half of Düsseldorf relaxes on nice days, enjoys the sunset near the water and drinks a dark beer. The square is also an ideal starting point for a walk along the river.
Approx. 300 metres up the Rhine, you will reach the (9) Sankt Lambertus church, the twisted turret roof of which has become a Düsseldorf icon. After a fire in 1815, the roof was renovated. The wood became warped – however, according to popular belief, it will straighten itself out again if a virgin were to get married in the Lambertus church. The shrine with reliquaries of the patron saint of the city Apollinaris is located inside the basilica. Heading up the Rhine via the (10) Rhine promenade, we pass by the (11) Film Museum, located on the left-hand side of Schulstraße a few hundred metres further on, and reach (12) Carlsplatz, which attracts tons of people with its market stands and snack bars. To the south of Carlsplatz, you can find numerous boutiques, antiquarian bookshops and galleries to explore on (13) Bilker Straße and Hohe Straße. There is generally something to discover for everyone.
Spoilt for choice: whether for an aperitif or a full-evening programme – the bar and pub landscape in Düsseldorf has something for everyone. Classical and classy around Grünstraße and Steinstraße, quaint in the Old Town, trendy and modern in the Media Harbour or young and hip on the Party Mile (14) Ratinger Straße: numerous bistros, pubs and cocktail bars will ensure that you have a nice evening.