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!

Cred­it: Düs­sel­dorf Tourismus