St. Lambertus Church, Dusseldorf

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The medieval St. Lambertus Church, likely the oldest building in Dusseldorf, is one of the historic quarter's best-known landmarks and houses the bones of St. Apollinaris, the city's patron saint. The structure's the famous leaning roof was said to have been twisted by the Devil in a fit of rage. When the spire was destroyed by fire in 1815, the fresh wood used for the hurried reconstruction was so moist that it buckled as it dried. Inside the minor basilica, you can see the tomb of Duke Wilhelm V of Jülich-Kleve-Berg, Dusseldorf's most important piece of Renaissance sculpture. Pick up a guide at the entrance to the church. After your visit, stroll over to the Rhine Promenade for a walk and a cup of coffee. Use our Dusseldorf family vacation planner to visit St. Lambertus Church on your trip to Dusseldorf, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Situated on the Rhine promanade this church said to be the oldest in Dusseldorf is well worth a visit .  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    A beautiful church to be reached from along the river. Beautiful exterior statues. What is most peculiar is the crooked steeple
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  • July 2, 2017
    although it was rebuilt again at 1815 it's very important because the remains of Saint Apolinaris the patron of Dusseldorf rest there. u can see it behind the main alter. The church is very close to t...  more »
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  • Sitting here is just like meditation. Just outside one will find busy old town and ALT bars. But here, it seems a far away planet
  • The most enlightening place in this strange town
  • Beautiful main Cathedral in Duselldorf
  • Catholic church worth to take a look around.
  • Nice church for sightseeing.

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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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