Visit one of Dusseldorf's most iconic landmarks in the historic city center, Rathaus. Originally constructed in the mid-16th century, the building features an attractive architectural mix of three different period styles and houses the city's government offices. Stand back and admire the building's stately, ivy-covered façade, as well as the famous Jan Wellem equestrian monument that anchors the front plaza. Wander through the historic Marktplatz square for a lively selection of cafes, shops, and restaurants. Work out when and for how long to visit Rathaus and other Dusseldorf attractions using our handy Dusseldorf vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Dusseldorf Town Hall is a pretty nice looking. The old town market square. The square is a Christmas market since the end of November.
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  • August 16, 2017
    An interesting building to view from the outside, along with the square itself and the rider statue - not sure why all 3 need to be listed separately. The Rathaus looks good at night and is a pretty b...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    At Christmas there are the most beautiful stands of the craftsmen, the trappings here beautiful restaurant, close to the Rhine
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The Old City, Altstadt, is the center of the action and offers a number of hotels and guesthouses. For quiet evenings and a view of the Old City consider the Oberkassel/Niederkassel area on the other side of the Rhine river. There is inexpensive accommodation in the Unterbilk area near the university, along with a collection of bars, restaurants, and cafes.
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