18 September 2020

Distance from hotel: 9.8 km

Medienhafen Düsseldorf /Media harbor

From the old trade harbour to the modern MedienHafen (Media Harbour)

The former Rhine harbour has undergone a drastic transformation in the last two decades: where silos and warehouses used to form the skyline of the harbour district, today, there are building complexes designed by nationally and internationally renowned architects. The MedienHafen is home to about 800 companies, especially from the media and communications segments, fashion and architecture as well as art and culture. The harbour owes its special charm to the mix of new and old: the old quay walls, the steps and rail tracks of the old loading line have still been preserved and are today protected monuments.

Multifaceted cuisine in the MedienHafen

The area around the Kaistraße is also popular among Düsseldorfers and visitors because of the richly varied cuisine offered. In the lunch hours, people crowd the bars, bistros and restaurants offering fast food. After office hours, dinner is at one of the numerous restaurants.

Architectural masterpieces

If you're interested in the "Who's who" of the architectural scene, or simply in modern buildings, or in experiencing building trends at close quarters, the harbour is just the place for you. Internationally reputed masters from the world of architecture like Steven Holl, David Chipperfield or Frank O. Gehry have as much of a presence here as leading regional architects.

Sightseeing in the harbour

The impressive contrast between modern architecture and buildings under monument protection can be best experienced in a round-the-harbour trip. There are various tours with different themes. During the passenger ship season from April to October, you can combine a trip around the city  with an excursion to the Medienhafen.