The great poet Heinrich Heine is a true "Düsseldorfer Jong". Born in the old town in 1797, he often raved about his native city in his works.
The Heinrich Heine Institute houses the world's only permanent exhibition on the life and work of Heinrich Heine, who died in 1856 in Paris, his adopted home. Take a look inside on our digital 3D tour.
Located near Heine's birthplace, the museum displays some 250 exhibits in nine rooms, including the manuscript of the "Loreley," a lock of his hair, and the poet's death mask, as well as his famous portrait made by Gottlieb Gassen. A special focus is on the creation of Heine's literary works.