Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf
The origins of the impressive collection of today’s Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf reach back to the days of royalty in the form of Kurfürst Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz. In 1710, he and his wife Anna Maria Luisa de Medici began to gather together works of art, a process which also attracted international artists to the town.
Following three centuries of ups and downs, challenges and failures a successful restart was achieved in the premises of the Ehrenhof, which had been modernised and extended. Museum Kunstpalast reveals a formidable 100.000 pieces that include paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics, photos, prints and glass objects. Some of the collection stems from as early as the fifteenth century.
Besides showing the excellent and wide spectrum of its own possessions, the museum hosts changing exhibitions of highly respected creations.
By Vincent Green, Sep 13 2020
Art venues and museums in Düsseldorf regularly present selections of their fine pieces in well arranged exhibitions. Regular exhibits also include fascinating or rare works from across the globe with loaned art and artefacts.
Düsseldorf became known as the garden city in the eighteenth century when Johann Wilhelm II, Elector of Palatinate, chose the city as his royal capital. Today, residents can enjoy several beautiful parks, splendid gardens and expansive woodlands.
Socialising in Düsseldorf
Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.