Private Wallking tour of the Medienhafen

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Tour Number

Activity Level

282799


Categories

Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (advanced), German (advanced)

Dusseldorfs playground of modern architecture


After the second world war Düsseldorf became capital city the the state of Nordrhein-Westphalia. From a city geared towards industry it became a service-oriented city. This change meant that the harbour of Dússeldorf lost importance. An ambitous plan was made to develop the harbour into a center of modern technology. This resulted in the Medienhafen, an area with an incredible mix of classic and modern architecture. Highlights are the buildings of Frank Gehry, the Parliament building, the Rhine Tower and the Stadttor (city gate). A MUST for all lovers of architecture.

Itinerary

This tour is a 4 km walk, start and finish at the Rhine Tower. We shall see the parliament building, walk along the Rhine, then go to the actual Medienhafen. On the way back we visit the City Gate.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Lets meet at the foot of the 243 m high Rhine tower. You can get there from the railway station by tram 706, 708 and 709, stop Landtag/Kniebrücke. Walk towards the river Rhine. The tower is just a short walk from there.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: We will also visit some of the buildings, e.g. the City gate and the Mediencenter. No entry fees there. In the weekend the City Gate is closed but then we can visit the parliament building. That building is not accessible during weekdays.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

9 euro - If you wish to include a visit to the Rhine tower. You might also need a ticket for the tram to get to the Rhine Tower, extra cost of 2,50 euro per trip.

What’s Extra

Other: Please bring an umbrella when there is a chance of rain.

A Recent Review of this tour

Fijne rondleiding. Voelde de groep goed aan en kon zodoende de rondleiding redelijke goed doelgroepgericht maken. Rondleider spreekt zeer goed Engels.
Roland van Leeuwen

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