Area Attractions in Dusseldorf

THE WELLEM in the Andreas Quarter is the heart of Dusseldorf's city center, surrounded by the most beautiful corners of the city. The famous shopping mile Königsallee, cultural institutions such as the art collection NRW and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, as well as top international restaurants and bars, are within walking distance. Stroll along the Rhine on the picturesque Rhine promenade which is just a few minutes' walk from the hotel.

The Wellem

Mühlenstrasse 34
Dusseldorf, Germany, 40213

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The Andreas Quarter

Andreas Quarter THE WELLEM Dusseldorf

Historic Architecture

The Andreas Quarter stands on the former square of the Statthalterpalais, where the state assembly of the Prussian Rhine Province met from 1843 to 1851. In 1913 the new building of the regional and district court replaced it. The building with its impressive external facade was the scene of historical court processes for almost a century. From 2012 to 2017, Frankonia Eurobau AG converted it into a building complex consisting of a hotel, apartments and restaurants. The WELLEM is located in the listed part of the former district court.

Elector Jan Wellem

Elector Johann Wilhelm II. (1658-1716), better known as Jan Wellem, is an important person in the history of Dusseldorf and the eponym for THE WELLEM. During his lifetime, he shaped today's state capital in an artistic and cultural way as a promoter of music and visual arts, as a collector of ivory carving, goldsmithing and all arts and crafts, and had the first Dusseldorf opera built. Jan Wellem was a popular person, and the flourishing of the guilds was a particular concern to him. Today a mighty equestrian statue made of bronze commemorates the popular elector on the Dusseldorf market square.

Art at THE WELLEM

As did our eponym Elector Jan Wellem during his lifetime, our hotel stands for creativity, passion and unconventional ideas. Step with us into a world of art and find art everywhere you look. As a guest you are surrounded by art from HA Schult, Jörg Immemdorf, Julian Schnabel, Günther Ücker, Jeff Koons, Tony Cragg, AN Penck and Karl Otto Götz.

Restaurants and Bars

The Andreas Quarter offers a variety of restaurants and bars with diverse enjoyment for every taste and every occasion: Be it the steakhouse MASH, the fine dining restaurant Frank's, the Mutter Ey Café or the Living Room Bar with live jazz and piano music.

Modern Art in Dusseldorf

Moderne art at THE WELLEM Dusseldorf

Art Concierge

Do you fancy a unique art experience? Our passionate Art Concierge will bring you closer to the works of art by Uecker, Koons, Craigg, Leon Löwentraut and Julian Schnabel exhibited in the hotel and in the Andreas Quarter. Learn interesting facts and learn one or two anecdotes about the artists as well as interesting insights into the diversity of art in the city.

K20 + K21 Kunstsammlung NRW

Anyone who loves art is in the right place at the hotel, because right on the doorstep you will find one of the most important museums: the K20 and, not too far away, the K21 Art Collection NRW. Both are among the most striking buildings in the city and have become an integral part of the international museum landscape. Here you can marvel at artworks from the twentieth century, from Picasso to Klee to Jackson Pollock and Katharina Fritsch.

Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

Kunsthalle Dusseldorf is also right on the doorstep, opposite the K20. The Kunsthalle does not have its own collection, and rather focuses on changing exhibitions, especially by young contemporary artists. Nevertheless, you can marvel at some works of art in the outside space of the house such as the stovepipe by Joseph Beuys.

Museum Kunstpalast

With its numerous exhibitions and large collections, the Museum Kunstpalast is an important part of Dusseldorf’s cultural life. The large 800-seat Robert Schumann Hall, which is attached to the museum, hosts a variety of classical concerts, jazz festivals and comedy events.

Dusseldorf for Architecture Lovers

Tonhalle Dusseldorf near THE WELLEM

Ehrenhof With Tonhalle

The Ehrenhof is an expressionist building ensemble that was completed in 1926 according to the plans of the architect Wilhelm Kreis. Since then, the building has been a crowd puller, in particular through the exhibitions of the NRW Forum and the Museum Kunstpalast. The same architect also designed the adjacent Tonhalle (concert hall). The neoclassical rotunda serves as a concert hall for international stars of all genres, from classic to jazz to chanson, soul and cabaret.

Mannesmann-Skyscraper / Behrensbau

In 1910, Peter Behrens won the tender for an administration building for Mannesmannröhren-Werke AG, known today as Behrensbau. The design of an office building in the form of a city palace was still part of the reform architecture, but already showed the style of the New Objectivity. In the mid-1950s, the Mannesmann-skyscraper was built right next to it, a symbol of the economic boom of the 1950s and the first skyscraper in Germany with a skeleton construction.

Dreischeibenhaus

Since 1960 the Dreischeibenhaus has shaped the skyline of Dusseldorf. It is one of the great testimonies of post-war modernism and is an architectural symbol of economic wonder. The modern glass and steel building near the Hofgarten is 94 m (308 ft) high and consists of three staggered panes. The building is used for offices, restaurants and event rooms.

Kö-Bogen 1 + 2

Visit the city's new hot spot. Kö-Bogen 1, a building ensemble and open space structure between Dreischeibenhaus and Hofgarten, has given the city a new center since 2013. The striking glass facade with white natural stone and hanging gardens received the MIPIM Award as the best urban renewal project. Here you will find high-quality flagship stores from international top brands, unique store concepts and gastronomic offers. Since August 2020, the area has been expanded by Kö-Bogen 2, a green building case with 30,000 plants to improve the urban climate.

Dusseldorf Highlights

Dusseldorf highlights near THE WELLEM Dusseldorf

Town Hall With Equestrian Jan Wellem

The Dusseldorf City Hall has stood on the market square in the old town for 450 years and has been renovated and expanded several times over the centuries. Another eye-catcher is the equestrian monument of Elector Jan Wellem, which stands in front of the town hall and looks toward the old town.

Burgplatz

The Burgplatz (including the castle tower) is located directly on the banks of the Rhine in the old town, and got its name from its location in front of the former castle complex, which later became Dusseldorf Castle. The large square is a popular meeting point and venue for art and culture. Today the castle tower houses a shipping museum.

Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Promenade)

The Rheinuferpromenade refers to the designed banks of the Rhine promenade and the Waterfront, and comprises the streets Tonhallenufer, Schlossufer, Rathausufer and Mannesmannufer. The promenade was created in the course of a bank shift around 1900, and was then two levels. The lower one was used to handle ship traffic, the upper one as a promenade. In the 1990s, the promenade was redesigned and has already won several awards.

Altbier Brewery Culture

Plan a detour to one of the many house breweries and immerse yourself in the centuries-old tradition of the Altbier brewery. The breweries are local institutions and an integral part of Dusseldorf culture. Six different alt beers are brewed on Dusseldorf soil. Some breweries also show guests the brewing equipment before you can try the beer.

Green Oasis in the Middle of the City

Koenigsallee near THE WELLEM Dusseldorf

The Hofgarten

Situated in the suburb of the city center / Pempelfort, the Hofgarten is a popular destination for a relaxing walk in the countryside. Founded in by Nicolas de Pigage, it is Germany’s first and oldest public garden. The courtyard offers pure relaxation, historic monuments and modern sculptures, all providing a pleasant break from urban life.

Casemates and Rhine Promenade

The casemates are a popular meeting point on the Rhine promenade. The terrace landscape is right next to the old town and offers various gastronomy as well as sports broadcast on large screens.

Rheinwerft and Rhine Promenade

Along the Rhine promenade you can go for a walk, go running or watch spectacular sunsets from the outside staircase and enjoy the view of the Dusseldorf skyline.

Rheinpark Bilk and Bürgerpark Bilk

Rheinpark Bilk is located at the Rheinturm with four hectares of plants, meadows and public buildings. The park is connected to the city gate by a 50 m (164 ft) wide landscape bridge. For those who prefer less hustle and bustle on the Rhine, go to the Bürgerpark Bilk right next door. The park is hilly, with hedges offering shade and retreats, while the stone blocks invite you to sit and sunbathe.