The Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf invites guests of all ages to enjoy a collection with more than 100,000 kinds of art objects. The beautifully designed building with its historical facade is home to art treasures that are certainly worth a visit, or two. The Museum Kunstpalast resulted from the successful merger of the Kunstmuseum (art museum) and the Kunstpalast (art palace). The founding of the collection, however, goes back to around 1710 when the elector Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz began collecting paintings together with his wife Anna Maria Luisa de’Medici. Today the Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf is the official art museum of the state capital.