St. Lambertus Cathedral
Among the most iconic landmarks of Dusseldorf’s picturesque Alstadt (Old Town), St. Lambertus Cathedral is famous for its distinctive twisted tower. Originally built in the 14th century, the church tower was rebuilt after a fire in 1815 and the use of wet arbors caused it to twist. Legend however, tells a different story – a bride dressed in white came to the altar pretending to be a virgin, and the tower turned, allegedly to only return to its previous form when a real virgin appears at the altar.
Today the medieval church is among Dusseldorf’s oldest buildings, with highlights including the bronze-coated door by Ewald Mataré, the exquisite Rieger organ and the tomb of Duke Wilhelm V of Jülich-Kleve-Berg.
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- Düsseldorf Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise
- Dusseldorf Walking tour
- Best of Dusseldorf with a licensed guide
- myCityHunt Outdoor Escape Game Düsseldorf