THE CENTRAL PARK OF DÜSSELDORF
Düsseldorf’s Hofgarten, the “Central Park of Düsseldorf”, according to star architect Daniel Libeskind, is considered the first and oldest public garden in Germany. Summer concerts in the Music Pavilion, relaxing from the hustle and bustle of the city and simply enjoying the fresh air. The courtyard garden in front of Jägerhof Palace is a retreat for anyone who needs a little time out and wants to make themselves comfortable on the many benches. The light benches on the Reitallee are part of the art installation ‘Hell-Grün’ by Stefan Sous and have contributed to a special atmosphere in the Hofgarten since 2002.
The green heart of the city was laid out in 1769 in the Düsseldorf districts of ‘Stadtmitte’ and ‘Pempelfort’ and extends over almost 28 hectares of parkland, 13 hectares of which are meadows, from Jacobistraße and the adjacent Malkasten grounds to Heinrich-Heine-Allee on the Altstadt, and from Königsallee to the Ehrenhof on the banks of the Rhine. The already existing grounds were extended and remodelled with the commissioning of the master builder Nicolas de Pigage. At the beginning of the 19th century, the landscape architect Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe extended the Hofgarten to the Rhine in two sections to a size of 27 hectares. The Hofgarten is surrounded by important cultural institutions, such as the opera, the Schauspielhaus, the Ehrenhof museum complex, the Goethe and Theatre Museum and the Kö-Bogen.
In the English landscape park, in the Baroque style, you can view numerous historical monuments and modern sculptures, stroll along the two ponds surrounded by rich trees, or take advantage of the beautiful sunbathing lawns in summer. Fantastic!