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Schloss Benrath

Exterior view of Benrath Palace
Benrather Schlossallee 100-106
40597 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 89 93 832
Fax: 0211 89 29 468
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Website: http://www.schloss-benrath.de/

More than 200 years ago Benrath Palace was built on the Rhine, just south of Düsseldorf. It was a pleasure and hunting residence for Elector Carl Theodor. Nicolas de Pigage created one of the most beautiful garden residences of the 18th century. The complex is an artistic blend of buildings, interior decoration and extensive gardens. To this day it is considered a rare work of art of the late Rokoko period.

Due to the historic structure of the palace, the individual buildings are only partially accessible to disabled persons.

Opening hours:

  • Tue — Sun 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
  • Additionally from 01.04.—31.10.: Sat, Sun from 11 a.m. — 6 p.m.  


Corps de Logis

Summer residence and park dating from the late baroque period. The entire castle grounds are unique in their authenticity. They have been preserved in their original state of the period 1755 - 1770.


Museum of European Garden History

Unique museum of garden history.


Museum for Natural History

Natural history of the Lower Rhine bay and the Lower Berg landscape.

Area map of Schloss Benrath - Benrather Schlossallee 100-106, 40597 Düsseldorf

Map coordinates: 51.162, 6.868830000000003

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Accessibility Information

Public Transport: No barrier-free stop nearby.

Corps de Logis:

  • 3 disabled parking spaces: 1 at Northwestern gate, 2 at orangery car park.
  • Guided visits only.
  • Entrance one step of 20 cm height, door width: 80 cm.
  • 2 interim doors in building: 76 cm.
  • Wheelchair available on loan, seat width 45 cm. A visit in an electric wheelchair is not possible
  • First floor accessible via stairs only
  • Steep driveway to entrance, cobblestones


Museum of European Garden History:

  • Please announce visits with wheelchair at museum shop.
  • Entrance at rear side of building, inner courtyard partly cobblestones.
  • Steps accessible via mobile ramps. Assistance is required.
  • Elevator to first floor: 110 x 140 cm. Door width: 90 cm.
  • Doors in the building have a width of 78 cm only.
  • Some steps without ramps inside the building.
  • Disabled toilet accessible to wheelchair from one side.
  • Side transfer space to left of toilet: 100 x 150 cm. Door width: 90 cm.


Museum for Natural History:

  • 2 steps in front of the entrance
  • 2 mobile ramps (please notify in advance)


Palace Café

  • Electronic sliding doors.
  • Door width inside: 105 cm.
  • Level access.

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  • People with limited mobility
  • Wheelchair users
  • Seniors

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