Bolkerstraße 53, 40213 Düsseldorf
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and during events
A memorial plaque at the Heine House honors the poet, writer and journalist, Heinrich Heine, who was born in this building on Bolkerstrasse in the winter of 1797. Built in the 17th century, the house is an official historical monument, and since 2006 has been a living center for literature. In the front portion, the Müller & Böhm bookstore invites you to rummage for your favorite reads, while further back in the house, the literature café invites you to enjoy drinks and small dishes while listening to diverse public literary readings. You will encounter internationally famous writers who regularly come to the Heine House to read their works, such as Pierre Lematire, the 2013 winner of the Prix Goncourt, Peter von Matt and Jens Steiner, winners of the Swiss Book Prize. The readings focus on contemporary literature.