There is no better way to spend a day in a city than by exploring local museums, and luckily, Germany’s Düsseldorf has plenty to offer. From exhibitions featuring Picasso to contemporary art and chocolate tastings, LUXOS has selected three museums worth checking out:
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen consists of three art exhibition venues: the K20, the K21 and the Schmela-Haus. The collection is considered to be one of the most important museums of 20th century art showcasing works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee, providing a unique view of classical Modernism. Works by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys and Tony Cragg characterise the K20, while the K21 houses space installations and the Schmela House serves as a venue for hosting lectures.
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The Philara Private Collection of Contemporary Art includes over 1000 works from varying genres such as painting, sculpture, installation, photography and paper works. On the site of the former Leitz factory, Philara’s studio building presents a permanent collection and new exhibitions, concerts and a large sculpture terrace in its 1700-square-metre space.
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With its 200 kg of tasting chocolate, the 3-metre-high chocolate fountain is surely the highlight for most visitors. The museum not only offers a sweet distraction, but also courses on praline and chocolate. An exhibition area of around 4,000 square metres narrates the most extensive story of the past and present of cocoa and chocolate worldwide.
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