Düsseldorf The districts of Golzheim, Lohausen and Stockum have a lot to offer. Park Lantz is still one of the insider tips and is not crowded even in good weather.
The three neighboring districts of Lohausen, Stockum and Golzheim have much in common. They are all located on the Rhine and have spacious green areas with various leisure activities. Facilities such as a trade fair and arena, aqua zoo, Japanese garden and conservatory are all of great importance beyond the district boundaries. But there are also lesser-known things to discover, such as Lantz’s Park.
1 The 16-hectare Lantz Park in Lohausen is little known and therefore not crowded even in good weather. The listed complex has an interesting history that visitors can get to know using whiteboards. These are at the main entrance on Lohauser Dorfstraße and at the entrance on Heiligenweg. In the park there is a playground with a large climbing frame, slides and basketball hoop. The small Lantz Chapel from 1879 in the middle of the green area is worth seeing. In addition, a temporary international sculpture park will be set up on the extensive grounds in the summer. This follows two traditions. The park was already equipped with sculptures in the middle of the 19th century. In the late 1970s, gallery owner Alfred Schmela transformed the historic park into a large sculpture garden.
2 The Rheinparken in Golzheim is about two and a half kilometers long and attracts amateur athletes, sun worshipers, picnic groups and families. There is enough space to spend a relaxing day. If you do not want to take care of yourself, you can stop at the city beach at Robert-Lehr-Ufer. There are numerous sun loungers, armchairs and small tables that can be put together according to your needs. Wonderful sunsets can then be comfortably enjoyed. If you want, you can buy drinks and small meals by the containers. Relaxing music creates a relaxed atmosphere.
3 Aquazoo in Stockum by Nordpark has for many years been by far the most visited cultural facility in the city of Düsseldorf and is equally popular with people of all ages. The evolution of living beings is traced on more than 2000 square meters, from the emergence of life in water, the spread of organisms in the sea, the conquest of fresh water to the colonization of all habitats on land. More than 5,000 animals from more than 500 species, more than 1,400 museum objects and interactive elements and media are waiting to be discovered by visitors. These include such exotic creatures as plantain fish, monk hat sea urchin, black-spotted reef shark or mud skipper. There are also regular tours, lectures and creative activities.
4 The Rheinbad indoor pool in the immediate vicinity of the arena is a popular base for swimming fans. There you can train in two halls on 50 and 25 meter long courses with different depths. A jumping facility with one- and three-meter boards completes the sporting offer. A 28-degree outdoor pool with hot tubs and massage jets can be swum directly from the indoor pool. In the Rheinbad outdoor pool, on the other hand, fun is a high priority. In addition to a large swimming pool, there is an experience area with a wide slide and a water sponge, a diving pool and a children’s pool. The varied water landscape is complemented by a spacious lawn and sun terrace and a playground.
5 About 850 students from more than 40 nations are being educated at Robert Schumann University on Fischerstrasse in Golzheim. The four major courses at the university – music, music education, sound and image as well as music and media – cover the entire music work market. But the university is also an integral part of Düsseldorf’s cultural life. During the semester, several lecture and rehearsal evenings are held every week in the university’s own concert hall, Partikasalen. There, students present their skills in front of the audience. Most of these events are free to attend.