Derag Livinghotel De Medici
As the hotel management likes to say, Derag Livinghotel De Medici is not just a hotel, but also a journey through time. This elegant building with a Classicist façade, designed by Schinkel, was once a monastery, a college, and a government building, before finally being redesigned into one of the most unique hotels in Dusseldorf. This hotel, named after the De Medicis, the dukes of Tuscany, is a treasure trove for art lovers. The hotel museum houses precious artwork, original and replicated, from the Middle ages to the Modern era.
Art enthusiasts can feast their eyes and souls on paintings, sculptures, coats of arms, tapestries, a collection of breathtaking walking-sticks, and the bejeweled crown of the prince elector, among a lot of other treasures. The Renaissance-style stairway and the tabagie (smoking room) decked up in leather furniture and antique tobacco pipes make every visitor feel like a royal. Modern luxury seamlessly blends with historic charm in the beautiful, spacious rooms and suites. The Grütznerstube dining hall is as much a pleasure for the eyes as it is for the taste-buds. The hotel proudly stands right in the heart of Dusseldorf’s Old Town, with the Rhine Promenade, Opera House, Hofgarten, Konigsallee, Baroque Church of St. Andreas, and the art museums of the city a short stroll away.