Art-House Cinemas

Düsseldorf offers a surprising selection
 of alternative cinemas, and here’s why: “Düsseldorfer Filmkunstkino GmbH”. When Udo Heimansberg and Kalle Somnitz founded the initiative, it only consisted of one cinema: Metropol. In the meantime, it has grown to five members…


She represented pop and rock culture before it was en vogue. She was avant-garde at a time when most people didn’t even know what the term meant. Feminist and punk when it was not in fashion yet. Ela — everybody who is anybody in art or culture in Düsseldorf knows her.

Market Life: The faces of Carlsplatz

Palma de Mallorca has its Santa Catalina market, Barcelona its Mercat de la Boqueria and Porto the Mercado do Bolhão. And Düsseldorf has its traditional and oldest weekly farmers’ market Carlsplatz. This is not just a great place for buying everyday groceries but it’s also one of the coolest places in town.

Thomas Sanders from Teleman

The melody was written, but the lyrics were still missing. London-based indie-band Teleman was touring Germany, when the lights of the city that were passing by in front of the tour bus windows inspired singer and songwriter Thomas Sanders to write the song “Düsseldorf ”.

Holger Kurt Jäger

Woody Allen, Pope Benedict XVI and Muammar al-Gaddafi – they all get the same treatment by artist Holger Kurt Jäger: His series of washcloths with the portraits of dictators and celebrities who made questionable life choices caused a stir during 2011’s Art Cologne Fair.

Manuel Iljitsch

To do him justice in just a few sentences is difficult. Manuel Iljitsch does a lot of things and he does them well: He makes funny videos, lends others his voice or face for money, more often he writes texts for advertising or for fun.

THE DORF going #urbanana!

Tadaaa! Wir freuen uns sehr, heute hochoffiziell verkünden zu dürfen, dass Anfang Juni 2017 das erste THE DORF • THE MAG Printmagazin erscheint. Unterstützt von Tourismus NRW e.V. werden im Rahmen des #urbanana Projektes dann drei neue Magazine mit je 20.000 Auflage für die Destinationen Köln, Düsseldorf & das Ruhrgebiet zusammen distribuiert.