What to Do in Düsseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf, the glittering capital of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a hub of entrepreneurial innovation, its architecture-rich riverside streets a magnet for both culture-hungry tech-heads and work-hard, play-hard creatives in search of the Next Big Thing

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Wacom, Düsseldorf


Wacom Experience Centre

At its futuristic European headquarters, tech-company Wacom has built something of a hub for Düsseldorf's switched-on creative types. Alongside co-working spaces, you'll find a VR room, podcast recording studio and cinema with red velvet chairs - perfect for hosting your next panel talk.


Zollhof 13, 40221

Photo credit: Şirin Şimşek, Cologne / Julia Stoschek Collection


Julia Stoschek Collection

This ex-factory houses one of the world's leading collections of time-based art, as well as a vast reference library where creatives can come to research their work. You can easily spend an entire afternoon lost in video, sound and computer-based installations dating from the Sixties to the present day.


Schanzenstrasse 54, 40549



Kunstsammlung NRW II K21

Housed in the art museum's K21 building, this is a light-flooded wonderland filled with radical art from German names such as Nicholas Grafia, Blinky Palermo and Jonathan Meese. Don't miss the chance to clamber on Tomás Saraceno's bubble installation, which is suspended 25m above the atrium.


Ständehausstrasse 1, 40217




Currently showing the exhibition Wonderwalls. Art & Toys, this unusual art deco building is full of pop culture references from recent decades, as well as thought- provoking pieces that explore the latest developments in technology. A Hofgarten location makes it ideal for a weekend wander.


Ehrenhof 2, 40479

The Lowdown

Join the tech startups and creative entrepreneurs making Düsseldorf their home by heading to visit-duesseldorf.de and urbanana.de to discover more. Purchase Volume 39: Ritual to read our 20-page travel companion to Ruhr, Cologne and Düsseldorf.

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