Hombroich Museum Island (Museum Insel Hombroich)
Inspired by the Paul Cézanne quote, “art is a harmony parallel to nature,” the Hombroich Museum Island (Museum Insel Hombroich) is a space where art and nature are indeed harmonious. This conceptual art museum is comprised of 52 acres (21 hectares) of idyllic parklands dotted with galleries, sculptures, and architectural monuments.
This museum island was founded by the real estate mogul and art collector Karl-Heinrich Müller and holds the art and archeological artifacts that he amassed during his lifetime. Visitors explore the vast parklands freely, following unmarked paths that lead to ten walk-in art sculptures along the banks of the Erft River. Each sculpture serves as a gallery, showcasing different pieces. Highlights include works by Paul Cézanne, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, and Hans Arp.
Things to Know Before You Go
The lack of signposts and information boards is all part of the museum’s free-form concept, but it does mean that you need to leave at least three hours for your visit so that you can find all of the exhibitions.
There is a café located at the heart of the park, which affords stunning views.
Entrance tickets include access to the Langen Foundation, Sculpture Hall, and the Stiftung Gallery, which are located on the museum grounds.
Family tickets are available, and children under 6 can visit for free.
Some parts of the museum are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The museum is located in Neuss, 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) southwest of Düsseldorf, about a 25-minute drive. Regular trains run from Düsseldorf to Neuss, where you can catch a bus that will take you to the museum in about 10 minutes.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily all year round. Be aware that you will be spending quite a lot of time outdoors, and walking between the galleries is all part of the experience— in the summer it’s worth making an early start so that you’re done before the hottest part of the day, while spring and autumn see the parklands at their most picturesque.
Art in Dusseldorf
Art lovers visiting Dusseldorf can also visit the Kunstsammlung modern art museum, home to works by Kandinsky and Picasso; admire the exquisite glasswork at the Museum Kunstpalast, one of the most notable glass museums in the world; marvel at Japanese art and architecture at the Langen Foundation; or visit the Hetjens Museum, the German Museum of Ceramics.
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- Rhine Tower (Rheinturm)
- North Rhine-Westphalian State Parliament (Landtag)
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- Dusseldorf Old Town Hall (Rathaus Dusseldorf)
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- St. Lambertus Cathedral
- King's Alley (Konigsallee)
- Museum Kunstpalast
- Benrath Palace (Schloss Benrath)
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