Living in Achenbach 43

4. March 2021

Duesseldorf is one of the most livable cities in the world, found a major consulting firm in their annual ranking. Basically, almost everywhere living standards are very high, beautiful properties are distributed throughout the city. The lucky ones who own an exclusive residential real estate in Düsseldorf may be a bit more selective. While many wealthy Duesseldorfers are drawn to the "other" side of the Rhine to Ober- and Niederkassel or to the pretty outlying districts such as Wittlaer, Kaiserwerth and Angermund, the new generation of ambitious singles, couples and small families are staying in the central districts of the city. Increasingly popular are the districts that can boast plenty of greenery and relaxed tranquility, despite their location in the heart of the city. Very close to the lively center, where shopping, going out and working are traditionally in close proximity to each other.

Dusseldorf-Zoo-Achenbach43 Gerageneinfahrt
Duesseldorf-Duesseltal Tiergartenstrasse Hardenberg Aussenansicht Frontal
Duesseldorf-Duesseltal Tiergartenstrasse Hardenberg Aussenansicht Frontal

Enjoy the upscale flair in the Zooviertel, Düsseldorf.

New residents are also bringing a breath of fresh air to the dignified districts and ensuring the contemporary development of these central residential islands. The long-established residents retain the chilled-out analog spirit of earlier decades and show themselves here and there as progressive urbanites. In this way, the neighborhoods remain diverse and cosmopolitan. Many of these characteristics also characterize Düsseltal in the heart of the state capital. However, this district seems special because it successfully retains its traditionally middle-class character and a certain exclusivity. Not many parts of the central inner cities manage this, which are often overrun by construction booms, speculation and large population fluctuations.   

The so-called Zooviertel is very successful in continuing to thrive sustainably and carefully. High-quality old buildings and neighborhoods with villa-like development guarantee and preserve the upscale flair, because living here has always been and continues to be a top priority. Numerous properties here have been built to last 100 years or more, and so the district also breathes the history of its old residential buildings from the turn of the century before last in many places. New buildings integrate almost gently into the existing architecture. Discreet luxury and the most modern equipment characterize the forward of these districts – always with special attention to the traditions. Grown and not artificial, as we often feel the consequences of rapid urban development.

Düsseltal, its inhabitants and also its architecture live from this. An aesthetic coexistence of old and new residential buildings and an atmosphere of comfort are the characteristics. Visitors and residents are given the feeling of a comfortable, friendly and safe living space. And it is always a place of retreat, which creates some distance from the fast and complex world of everyday life and work, or simply from the hustle and bustle of the big city. At its best, a carefully developed old city quarter like the Zooviertel is able to decouple itself and its residents from the frenzy of the digital age. In keeping with this spirit, an architectural jewel on Düsseldorf’s Achenbachstrasse will shine its brick-red facade in spring 2021. Ralf Schmitz’s successful Achenbach 43 project will then shed its temporary scaffolding and finally become part of Düsseldorf’s green district. Here, exclusive residential culture with a flair for old buildings will blend into the quiet part of the street. 

After almost two years of construction, 18 luxurious apartments have been built here, spreading out over large areas with high ceilings behind a 45-meter-long clinker facade. Carefully integrated into the surroundings and built with the highest quality materials for a long time. Classic elements combined with the highest levels of comfort and modern interiors are the hallmarks of Ralf Schmitz Immobilien, and the exclusive apartments of Achenbach 43 embody precisely this symbiosis. The result is a perfect retreat right on the edge of the center.

Duesseldorf-Duesseltal Tiergartenstrasse Hardenberg Esszimmer
Duesseldorf-Duesseltal Tiergartenstrasse Hardenberg Esszimmer

The entrance area of the Haus Hardenberg in Düsseltal, wich was completed in 2012.

Dusseldorf-Zoo Achenbach 43 Eingang
Dusseldorf-Zoo Achenbach 43 Eingang

Two steps lead to the main entrance of Achenbach 43.

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Duesseldorf-Zoo-Achenbachstrasse-Haus-Egmont-Ansicht

In good company: The neighboring house “Haus Egmond” is also a RALF SCHMITZ’.

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Dusseldorf-Zoo-Achenbach43-Gerageneinfahrt

The garage entrance is a large wooden gate, a lift takes you straight to all floors.