German City Offers Museum Tour

Art enthusiasts in Düsseldorf can stay up all night for 180 art-related events in 44 museums and event venues—all on one ticket and with free transportation.
The city’s museums and cultural institutions will keep their doors open late on May 8 for an innovative, fun way to experience art in the iconic German city. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Düsseldorf’s special art night, where its world renowned museums, smaller art venues, and other locations feature related events just for the night. Last year’s event drew more than 22,000 art enthusiasts, and organizers expect to draw an even wider audience this year.
Düsseldorf, home to 17 world renowned museums and hundreds of galleries, is a world-class destination for art on any day, but on the “Night of the Museums” the options multiply. Visitors can choose between seeing established museums and exhibits from a new perspective, or finding brand new spaces and events. Some of the new and unique venues include “Walzwerkstrasse,” a former factory that will feature art and music by three contemporary art groups; Berger Church in the city’s historic Old Town; and a former post office that will be the site of the night’s closing party. Also included are most of Düsseldorf’s established museums and performances spaces, e.g., museum kunst palast and its brand new exhibit “Le Grand Geste!”; Robert-Schumann-Saal featuring a night auction; and the Theatermuseum, where visitors can participate as figures in an interactive, giant board game.
Tickets are approximately $16 and include admission to all participating venues and shuttle transportation. The night’s program goes from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The city’s tourism office offers special hotel packages for visitors, starting at $65 per person, including breakfast and Düsseldorf Welcome Card.
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