Accessibility

KIT – Kunst im Tunnel is located directly beneath the Düsseldorf Rhine Promenade and is an underground exhibition space for contemporary art. Between the minimalist concrete walls of the space, the works of young artists are displayed, selected by the KIT’s Artistic Director, Gertrud Peters.

KIT sees itself as an art and cultural institution for everyone. We actively work on making the institution inclusive, aiming for inclusive, equal, and independent participation for all people in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

We have compiled some information for your visit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Claudia Paulus by email at paulus@kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de or by phone at +49 211 54 23 77 10. The staff at KIT (ticket desk and attendants) can be reached by phone during opening hours at +49 211 52 09 95 97.

KIT is accredited by Reisen für Alle until 2026.

General Information

Handicapped parking is available close to KIT behind the State Chancellery (parking lot at Horionplatz 10) and under the Rheinkniebrücke (Q-Park Apollo). The footpaths are composed of different types of paving.

KIT is accessible via public transport at the Landtag/Kniebrücke stop. From there, cross over Horionplatz until you reach the entrance on the Rhine Promenade. There is no guidance system between the stop and KIT.

Through the KIT Café, you can reach the underground exhibition area via a large staircase or an elevator. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right to enter the corridor. The corridor leads to the exhibition space on the left. The door is equipped with a door opener. The space extends elliptically over a length of 140 meters parallel to the Rhine. The ceiling height and width of the room vary.

There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom at KIT, which can be accessed via an elevator. The restroom can be opened with a Euro key, which can be obtained from the staff at the KIT Café.

Admission for severely disabled people, including an accompanying person, is free.
Assistance dogs are allowed.
Carrying medication bags is allowed.

You will find visitor texts in German (difficult language) and English.

We use gender-sensitive language. The artistic form of expression takes precedence over the language conventions of our institution. Thus, exceptions may occur in rare cases.

For People with Mobility Impairments

The entrance to KIT is at the KIT Café. Between the Rhine Promenade and the entrance, there is a short, unpaved path to navigate. You can then reach KIT either by elevator or via a staircase, the handrail of which is interrupted by a door on the right side.

The exhibition space itself does not have steps, but its floor plan is elliptical (curved).

During your visit, you can borrow a wheelchair and folding stools at the ticket desk to use within the premises. Feel free to ask the staff if needed. There are also benches in the exhibition space.

For Blind and Visually Impaired People

Visiting KIT independently involves overcoming barriers. No navigation or guidance system is installed outside or within the premises. Therefore, we recommend visiting KIT with someone to accompany you.

You can access KIT via an elevator or a staircase, whose handrail is interrupted by a door on the right side.

We offer an audio tour for each temporary exhibition. This is aimed at blind, visually impaired, and sighted visitors alike. In this dialogic format, we translate the art into words and, through conversation, delve into the contents of the exhibition. You can find the date of the audio tour for the current exhibition on the calendar on our website.

For Deaf and Hearing-Impaired People

In the current exhibition, there are several works that use sound. No transcripts are available for these.

KIT is equipped with an acoustic alarm system, without visual signals.

By using portable induction loops in conjunction with our audio tour guide system, individuals with hearing aids and cochlear implants can participate in guided tours. Simply activate the T-coil on your device. Your audiologist can provide you with further details.

We do not offer tours interpreted into German Sign Language for the current exhibition.
At our Feel the KIT Beat events, we turn up the volume of the sound works in order to make the artists’ soundscapes accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired visitors.

Reporting Barriers

We encourage you to reach out to the KIT staff if you encounter any unexpected barriers during your visit. You can also contact Joshua Pesch-Ulonska by phone at +49 211 54 23 77 15 or by email at pesch@kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de. A thorough documentation will be carried out.

Additional Information

The Diversity Committee at KIT is continuously working on designing inclusive outreach offerings. We are grateful for any feedback. KIT does not have a collection and presents temporary exhibitions. This results in additional challenges in implementing accessibility measures that need to be considered.