Dusseldorf Landmarks and Monuments

(Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Picture of the Town HallDusseldorf is home to some truly exceptional landmarks, with the most impressive including an enormous bridge, a war memorial and a fountain that has become a popular meeting point. The 234-metre / 768-foot tall Rheinturm Tower is one of the most visited landmarks within the city of Dusseldorf, largely due to its revolving restaurant and viewing platform.

Whatever your tastes, you are sure to find some interesting attractions and architecture to suit you here, both old and new. Dusseldorf's main landmarks and local monuments are listed below.

Gefallene der 39er

Address: Tonhalle, Pempelfort, Dusseldorf, D-40479, Germany, DE
This Dusseldorf war memorial was dedicated to the memory of the 39th Fusilier Regiment. It was built in 1928 after WWI, but was destroyed immediately when the Nazis came to power. The Nazis then proceeded to build their own memorial, which still remains here today. The remains of the original memorial can be seen close to the Tonhalle and act as a reminder of the brutality of war and prejudice.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

View of the Rheinturm Tower

Rheinturm Tower (Rheinturm)

Address: Stromstrasse 20, Dusseldorf, D-40221, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 863 2000
This is Dusseldorf's telecommunication tower and it stands at an impressive 234 metres / 768 feet tall. The Rheinturm was constructed in 1982 and boasts a revolving restaurant approximately halfway up, providing the perfect place to enjoy the stunning vistas across the city, as well as to watch the sun go down over the river. There is a viewing platform one floor beneath the restaurant, overlooking much of the cityscape below.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 00:00
Admission: no charge

Landtag (State Parliament)

Address: Platz des Landtags 1, Unterbilk, Dusseldorf, D-40221, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 863 8840
The Dusseldorf Landtag is also known as the State Parliament and can be found north of the River Rhine. It was constructed in 1988 and is another of the city's great landmarks. The Landtag has a uniquely rounded shape, which contrasts greatly with the other buildings in the area. Many people visit the Landtag to see the unique buildings that stand close by.
Open hours: daily
Admission: no charge

Picture of the Radschlagerbrunnen (Cartwheel Fountain)

Radschlägerbrunnen (Cartwheel Fountain)

Address: Burgplatz, Dusseldorf, D-40213, Germany, DE
This structure is known as Cartwheel Fountain in English and is regarded as being one of Dusseldorf's main symbols. The name dates back to the 1950s, when children used to perform cartwheels in front of it to the amusement of the crowds. The Radschlägerbrunnen is located between the Old Town and the River Rhine, and is a popular place to meet up with friends.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

Südbrücke Bridge

Address: Neben dem Flughafen, Dusseldorf, Germany, DE
This structure was the first ever heavy-weight bridge to be built in the city. The Südbrücke Bridge joins southern Dusseldorf with Neuss, and is without doubt one of the city's finest landmarks. Built in the mid-20th century, the bridge is still as impressive today as it was over 50 years ago.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge