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Marktplatz

Visit the City Hall, shop at a Christmas market, and join in Dusseldorf’s Carnival celebrations at this city center square.

The Marktplatz denotes the heart of Dusseldorf’s Old Town (Altstadt) and city center. Come here to admire the architecture of the City Hall and be part of a busy program of cultural events. The square dates back to the 14th century, the period of the city’s first major urban development.

One of the first ports of call should be the City Hall (Rathaus). Originally built in 1570, it occupies much of the western and northern sides of the square. Architecture connoisseurs will appreciate the blend of Baroque and Neo-Renaissance architectural styles.

Check out the equestrian statue of Johann Wilhelm II, which stands in the middle of the square. Italian-Flemish artist Gabriel Grupello designed it in 1711. Look for the statue of a boy by Willi Hoselmann. It celebrates the legend of a boy who collected silver from local residents and donated it to Grupello so that he could finish his work.

Visit Marktplatz for various cultural events. The Dusseldorf Carnival runs from early November to Ash Wednesday. It begins in Marktplatz at 11:11 a.m. on November 11 with the awakening of the Hoppeditz, a fictional jester character and the event’s mascot. Find more Carnival details on Karneval on Dusseldorf’s official website.

Don’t miss out on the Christmas market in Marktplatz, which takes place from late November until the end of December. Sample mulled wine and shop for arts and crafts at the market’s stalls. Watch demonstrations by glassblowers and woodturners. Kids will enjoy looking up at the tall Christmas tree and riding the carousel, which also offer good photo opportunities. Visit Dusseldorf’s Tourismus official website for the market’s opening times.

Located in the heart of the Old Town, Marktplatz is close to Dusseldorf’s main attractions. The Hofgarten and shopping district of Königsallee are 10-minute walks away. The nearest tram and metro station is Heinrich-Heine-Allee.


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Lodging Near Marktplatz

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Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Graf-Adolf-Strasse 94, Duesseldorf
3.4
of 5, from 1,484 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This modern, five-story hotel is located 650 feet (200 meters) from Düsseldorf's main train station, a half of a mile (1 km) from the shops of Konigsallee and 1 mile (2 km) from the Old Town.

$106
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf

Immermannstr. 41, Duesseldorf
3.8
of 5, from 1,120 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the German-Japanese Centre, this modern Dusseldorf hotel is 500 metres from the train station and within 2 kilometres of old town and the majestic Rhine River.

$45
Hotel an der Oper Duesseldorf

Hotel an der Oper Duesseldorf

Heinrich-Heine-Allee 15, Duesseldorf
2.6
of 5, from 177 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of German Opera at River Rhein and Duesseldorf City Hall. Museum Kunstpalast and Rhine Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$83
NH Düsseldorf Königsallee

NH Düsseldorf Königsallee

Adersstr. 29-31, Duesseldorf
4.0
of 5, from 392 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Friedrichstadt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Forum Freies Theater, Duesseldorf City Hall, and Rhine Tower. Neuer Zollhof and Museum Kunstpalast are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$43
Centro Hotel Design Apart

Centro Hotel Design Apart

Mertensgasse 2, Duesseldorf
3.4
of 5, from 77 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt, this apartment is steps from Kommoedchen and Duesseldorf City Hall. Museum Kunstpalast and Rhine Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$145
Derag Livinghotel De Medici

Derag Livinghotel De Medici

Muhlenstr. 31, Duesseldorf
4.6
of 5, from 253 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Altstadt, this luxury hotel is steps from Kunsthalle Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection, and Kommoedchen. St Lambertus Church is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) away.

$82
Leonardo Royal Hotel Düsseldorf Königsallee

Leonardo Royal Hotel Düsseldorf Königsallee

Graf-Adolf-Platz 8-10, Duesseldorf
4.0
of 5, from 690 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Friedrichstadt, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of K21 Staendehaus and Duesseldorf City Hall. Rhine Tower and Neuer Zollhof are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$241
Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf

Steigenberger Parkhotel Düsseldorf

Koenigsallee 1a, Duesseldorf
4.4
of 5, from 319 reviews
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Grand hotel with expansive marble lobby set in city centre, adjacent to Koenigsallee and 200 metres from historic quarter.