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Stadt Museum in Düsseldorf

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When treasures from the past can tend to remain hidden and the efforts made by a few individuals over the centuries a mystery. The best place to discover more is the Stadtmuseum of Düsseldorf.

For instance, that Düsseldorf was first mentioned in 1150, to be named a town in 1288. Facts such as the church’s high influence and massive Roman activity in nearby Neuss helped make the state capital what it is today.

With its unique collection, the oldest museum in Dusseldorf reveals the history, culture and arts of the city of Dusseldorf and the region. Themes include the 14th to 16th century, the industrialisation and cultural history during the 19th century, the local art scene during the Weimar Republic, National Socialism and the post-war period.

The collection is structured chronologically to offer a very clear overview. Temporary themed exhibitions are a joy to experience and the café offers a cosy place to take a pause and watch activity on the water.

By Philipp Schiwek, Sep 12 2020

Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf

Berger Allee 2
40213 Düsseldorf

+49 211 899 6170

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Staying in touch and meeting with other international residents in a similar situation can be important. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include relevant events, international clubs, popular spots and expat groups on social media.

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Hopping on a bicycle, to discover quieter city districts and nearby villages can be enjoyable and most rewarding. Bike paths weave their way across most of Düsseldorf, along the banks of the Rhine and on to outlying regions.

Original language movies are popular among expats in Düsseldorf. Films are frequently screened in English at a variety of cinemas in original with subtitles, known as OmU or Original mit Untertitel and without, portrayed as OV or Original Version