Dusseldorf Old Town Hall (Rathaus Dusseldorf) Tours
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With its grand Renaissance style façade and clock tower crawling with ivy, the Rathaus, or City Hall, is among Dusseldorf’s most attractive buildings, as well as being one of its oldest. Dating back to the 16th century, the Rathaus is one of a handful of buildings that remained intact after the WWII bombings, and forms an eye-catching backdrop to the city’s annual Christmas markets.
The most memorable landmark of the Rathaus is the bronze equestrian statue of Elector Jan Wellem, an iconic sculpture designed by Gabriel de Grupello in 1711, which now takes center stage at the front of the building. Inside, visitors can explore the ornately decorated council hall, the Jan-Wellem hall and the Lord Mayor’s reception hall, renowned for its beautiful ceiling paintings by artists Domenico Zanetti and Johannes Spilberg.
The Rathaus is located on Marktplatz in Dusseldorf Old Town, and free tours are available to the public every Wednesday afternoon.
Address: Marktplatz 2, Dusseldorf, Germany
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Dusseldorf Old Town Hall (Rathaus Dusseldorf)
Enjoy festive celebrations to remember on this 3-hour Rhine River Christmas dinner cruise in Düsseldorf. Hop aboard the MS Warsteiner and cruise onto the Rhine River. With the candles flickering, admire the Christmas decorations on board and get into the holiday mood! Enjoy panoramic views over the banks of the Rhine River illuminated against the night sky, and watch the city lights dance over the waves. Sit down to a delicious buffet of German specialty dishes with unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Don’t forget to save space for dessert!
See Düsseldorf’s greatest hits by bus and boat on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 48-hour ticket, design a custom itinerary at your own pace and taste. You’ll see main attractions like the St Lambertus Church and Königsallee shopping district, hopping off the bus anywhere along the 1.5-hour route. Transfer to a panoramic river boat through bustling Media Harbor (MedienHafen), passing Alstadt (Old Town) and the eye-catching Gehry Buildings.
Float down the romantic Rhine River on this 1-hour sightseeing cruise from Düsseldorf and admire panoramic views of the city’s waterfront sights. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and listen to the on-board commentary as you glide past the Media Harbour, spot architectural landmarks like the Rhine Tower and take a peek at the atmospheric Old Town.
Discover history and creativity in bustling Düsseldorf on this private 2-hour Düsseldorf highlights tour. Travel with your private guide along the Rhine River promenade. Gain insight into the city’s heritage and discover landmarks such as Rheinturm and Media Harbour. Learn of World War II history in the Old Town, home to the iconic City Hall building. Stroll down the Königsallee, where people mingle in busy cafes, vibrant restaurants and bars. Listen as your guide highlights hotspots known only to locals and hear the stories linking Königsallee to King Wilhelm IV.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Take a seat and enjoy the view of the evening Düsseldorf city panorama. When dusk gradually envelops the city, Düsseldorf exudes a very special charm. The distinctive buildings of the state capital then shine in atmospheric light and the two-hour evening trip provides wonderful views and invites you to enjoy Düsseldorf in the evening in peace.
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What's the best way to experience Dusseldorf Old Town Hall (Rathaus Dusseldorf)?
The best ways to experience Dusseldorf Old Town Hall (Rathaus Dusseldorf) are:
- Düsseldorf Rhine River Christmas Dinner Cruise
- Düsseldorf Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise
- Düsseldorf Sightseeing round-trip Cruise
- Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour
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