It was built in the early 16th century and has been standing ever since. The wall is made up of two parts – an inner and outer section that were originally connected by a gatehouse. The purpose of the wall was to protect the citizens from outside invaders and provide them with a sense of security.
The Kuhna Wall is one of Düsseldorf’s most famous monuments, as it has stood for over 500 years. It was constructed during the reign of Count Adolf von Berg (1496-1512), who wanted to make sure that his people were safe from any potential enemies or attacks. He ordered for a high stone wall to be built around the city limits, which would serve as both protection and decoration at once.
In its heyday, Kuhna Wall stretched almost five kilometers long and had three gates – Mettmanner Tor on its western side; Kölner Tor on its northern side; and Rheinische Tor on its eastern side – all guarded by soldiers 24/7. In addition to providing defence against foreign armies, it also served as an important customs control point between cities along different trade routes within Europe at that time period.
Today, although much shorter than before due to urban development projects throughout history, visitors can still admire what remains of this ancient fortification while walking through some parts of central Düsseldorf today such as Burgplatz Square or near Schwanenwerder Island where they will find remnants like towers, gates, or sections embedded into modern buildings’ walls.