The first place to head to on arrival in Dusseldorf is the historic Marktplatz. The square is bordered by the fabulous Renaissance Rathaus (Town Hall), built in 1573, while a grand statue of Jan Wellem, the Elector of the Palatinate and Duke of Julich-Berg, sits imposingly on his horse. After Marktplatz, head for a drink or a cake at one of the multitude of cafes on Rheinuferpromenade, Dusseldorf's main riverside promenade. A visit to Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is a must for all art-lovers. This regional art museum houses a vast collection of 20th Century art, including a good selection of 1980s and 90s canvases, photographs and video. Just south of the city centre is the Schloss Benrath, the elegant palace and pleasure gardens of the late Elector Carl Theodore. Designed by Nicolas de Pigage, the stunning three-winged palace offers both architectural splendour and insight into the rich history of the city's patron.