District 3, Düsseldorf

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Stadtbezirk 3
Rheinturm telecommunications tower at Media Harbour in Düsseldorf-Hafen
Rheinturm telecommunications tower at Media Harbour in Düsseldorf-Hafen
Location of District 3 shown in red
Location of District 3 shown in red
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
CityDüsseldorf flag.jpg Düsseldorf
 • Total24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
(December 2009[1])
 • Total109,942
 • Density4,543/km2 (11,770/sq mi)
Stadttor, seat of the state-chancellery, designed by Karl-Heinz Petzinka
Volksgarten (Südpark) in Oberbilk

District 3 (German: Stadtbezirk 3) is a central city district of Düsseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and the city's most populous and one of its most diverse districts.

Stadtbezirk 3 covers an area of 24.20 square kilometres and (as of December 2009) has about 110,000 inhabitants. The northern quarters in close proximity to district 1 - like Biedermeier era Friedrichstadt and Oberbilk - have flowing transitions towards Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf's central business district. Hafen is in an ongoing urban regeneration of the old port, which creates ever new loft-style office buildings, convention venues, night clubs, trendy bars and restaurants.[2][3] On the southern end of the district, quarters like Volmerswerth and Flehe still manage to preserve their suburban, small-world character.

The district borders with Düsseldorf districts 1 and 4 to the North, districts 2, 8 and 9 to the East and South-east and the river Rhine to the South and West. On the left Rhine side lies the city of Neuss.


District 3 is made up of eight Stadtteile (city parts):

# City part Population (2009) Area (km²) Pop. per km²
031 Düsseldorf-Friedrichstadt 17,864 1,04 17,177
032 Düsseldorf-Unterbilk 17,993 1,63 11,039
033 Düsseldorf-Hafen 129 3,85 34
034 Düsseldorf-Hamm 3,679 4,05 908
035 Düsseldorf-Volmerswerth 2,173 2,13 1,020
036 Düsseldorf-Bilk 36,956 5,56 6,647
037 Düsseldorf-Oberbilk 27,570 4,38 6,295
038 Düsseldorf-Flehe 2,469 2,05 1,204
source: Amt für Statistik und Wahlen der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf (in German)

Places of interest[edit]

Arts, Culture and Entertainment[edit]


Parks and open spaces[edit]


The district is served by numerous railway stations and highway.[4] Largest train station is Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, other stations include Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt, Düsseldorf Bilk, Düsseldorf Oberbilk and Düsseldorf Hamm as well as a dense net of both Düsseldorf Stadtbahn underground- and Rheinbahn tram-stations. While the eastern and northern quarters of the districts can be reached via Bundesautobahn 57 and Bundesstraße 1, the southern and western quarters become accessible via Bundesautobahn 46 and Bundesstraße 8.

Rhine bridges[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stadtbezirk 3 Archived March 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, 2009 (in German)
  2. ^ The Media Harbor Archived November 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, overview, City of Düsseldorf (in English)
  3. ^ The Media Harbor, Art, communication and creativity Archived March 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, presentation (in English)
  4. ^ Urban rail-transitmap Düsseldorf-Meerbusch Archived December 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr

External links[edit]

Media related to Districts of Düsseldorf at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°12′29″N 6°46′36″E / 51.20806°N 6.77667°E / 51.20806; 6.77667