Religion in Düsseldorf

Written by Philipp Schiwek on


Along with its geographical situation, cultural heritage and past, the city of Düsseldorf is characterized by Christian beliefs and celebrates an openness to other religions.

The churches in Düsseldorf reflect both past and present. As in most Rhenish cities the Catholic community forms the largest religious group in Düsseldorf. More than one third of people belong to the Roman Catholic Church. In the 16th century the city became a centre of the Protestant Reformation in Western Germany and the adherents to the Lutheran-Evangelic Church are almost equally represented.

The third most notable religion is Muslim. Large immigration waves of labourers from Islamic countries, notably Turkey, Morocco and Iran, came to work in the region’s booming industries in the 1960s and 1970s. Arriving as expatriates with the intention to work in Germany for several years only a very small number actually returned to their home country.

The local Jewish community, nowadays counting many thousands of members, is the third largest in Germany after Berlin and Munich. A wide-cross section of activities are supported and the community takes a lively part in public life.

Less remarkable in size but also represented are Mormons, the Anglican Church, Jehovah’s Witnesses and a Buddhists community.

Anglican Church in Düsseldorf

The evangelical Christ Church gives services in English language in Düsseldorf. Providing a spiritual home, church services and religious support for international English-speakers in the Düsseldorf and Ruhr region are offered regularly. Its members are varied in background, age, and denominational heritage.

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Christ Church Community e.V.

Rotterdamer Straße 135

40474 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 452 759

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Baptist Church in Düsseldorf

IBCD is an international English-speaking congregation with people from over 30 different nations and twenty different Christian denominations. They join one another to worship and serve God together, as well as to love and build up one another in the faith.

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International Baptist Church Düsseldorf

Am Bauenhaus 30

40472 Düsseldorf , NRW


Phone: +49 211 965 3683