Old Town

This district on the banks of the Rhine with its taverns is said to be «the largest counter in Europe». Here you can see the «Radschläger» (waiters who cartwheel for a bit of money). In the Bolkerstrasse is the house where Heine was born. This pedestrian road is indissociable from the history of the tailor Wibbe. He attended his own funeral after having changed identity to escape prison. The Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse chimes recall this popular anecdote.

Useful information

Address : 

Bolkerstraße

Nearby tourist attractions

Market Square
Market Square
It is separated from the Rhine only by
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Rhineland-Westphalia Art Collection
Rhineland-Westphalia Art Collection
This modern building is home to the
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Jägerhof Castle and Garden
Jägerhof Castle and Garden
Jägerhof chateau, is located in a shady
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Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum
The painting gallery lets you
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K21 Museum of Contemporary Art
K21 Museum of Contemporary Art
This new museum is dedicated to 21C
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Medienhafen
Medienhafen
The buzzing neighbourhood of Medienhafen
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Market Square
Market Square
It is separated from the Rhine only by
0:15
Jägerhof Castle and Garden
Jägerhof Castle and Garden
Jägerhof chateau, is located in a shady
1:00
Medienhafen
Medienhafen
The buzzing neighbourhood of Medienhafen
0:30
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