The Dusseldorf tourism office has created special Art Lovers Hotel Packages, allowing visitors to customize their travel experience. The packages - valid through early 2013 - include a stay in a luxury hotel, free breakfast, city information package, and the Dusseldorf Welcome Card. The Dusseldorf Welcome Card is a major perk - offering free transportation within city limits, along with free or reduced admission to 30 city attractions.
Here are some featured art events:
Fresh Widow. Paintings of Windows since Matisse and Duchamp - An isolated window is at the center of this exhibit, showcasing a variety of works by great 20th century artists.
(through August 12, 2012, at K20, www.kunstsammlung.de)
El Greco and Modernism - The first comprehensive exhibit of El Greco's work.
(through August 12, 2012, at Museum Kunstpalast, www.smkp.de)
100 x Paul Klee. History of Paintings - A showcase of Klee's diversity, with 100 of the artist's greatest works.
(September 29, 2012 – February 10 2013, at K21, www.kunstsammlung.de)
Andreas Gursky - One of the year's most highly-anticipated exhibits, featuring never-before shown photographs and a selection of works from earlier years
(September 22, 2012 – January 13, 2013 at Museum Kunstpalast, www.smkp.de)
Package prices start at 59 Euros ($74) per person based on double-occupancy. For complete details, visit
Düsseldorf International Airport offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities, as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit www.fly2dus.com.