Düsseldorf houses and produces some of best contemporary art in the world. Several of the world’s best known artists have their roots in Düsseldorf, among them Andreas Gursky, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Jörg Immendorff, all graduates and faculty of the city’s renowned Art Academy. In total, there are 100 galleries and 17 world renowned museums in Düsseldorf, including K20 and K21 (showing 20 and 21st century art, respectively). K21 is also a masterpiece in terms of architecture. Built on a historic site in the style of an Italian palazzo between 1876 and 1880, it was extensively damaged during the war and rebuilt between 1947 and 1949.
K21 is part of the „Kunstsammlung NRW“ (art collection of North-Rhine-Westphalia). With a glass roof presenting a great view of the city, the museum hosts a very stylish and trendy bar/restaurant where you can relax after visiting the exhibits. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays from 11 am to 6 pm Closed on Monday