Schlossturm tower on the riverside is all that remains of the castle of Counts of Berg. The first three storeys date back to the 13th century. In 1552, Alessandro Pasqualini added a fourth, polygonal storey, adorned with Tuscan columns. Today it houses a museum of Rhine shipping and is topped by a face.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de

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Stefan Georgescu (9 months ago)
Interesting, but everything was in german and german only...
Naveed Ehsan (9 months ago)
Very amazing place to visit. Its all about ships and clothes and delivery routes through rhein river
Nicon schwarz (9 months ago)
My trip in Dusseldorf has been amazing because of this place. I did really love it. it is near to other places that are all Instagram worthy. I definitely wanna go back :)
Martin Kocian (12 months ago)
Underneath is the best place to drink beer alongside of the Rhine.
Raajesh Kumar (2 years ago)
Fun filled environment with live streaming of matches... Best place to enjoy your match with chilled beer n good food...
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