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Duesseldorf Holiday Guide

Dusseldorf is known for its beer culture, museums, both modern and classic architecture, beautiful promenade along the river and its many festivals.

With its beer halls, terraces along the river, lavish shopping promenades and its carnival, Dusseldorf is proud of its multitude of attractions. Situated in the west of Germany on the banks of the River Rhine, Dusseldorf’s warm and welcoming population embodies the friendly nature of the Rhineland.

Dusseldorf’s most popular attractions can be found in the Altstadt (Old Town). It’s here that you’ll find “Germany’s longest bar”. It’s not quite one long bar that stretches across the Altstadt, but rather the collection of 250 cafés and restaurants that line the streets of the ancient Old Town – one of the highest concentration of bars in all of Europe. While you’re here, ensure you try an Altbier, a dark beer that’s been brewed in Dusseldorf for centuries.

The inhabitants of Dusseldorf are definitely like to be outdoors. The Rheinuferpromenade is specially designed for pedestrians, making Dusseldorf easy to explore on foot. There’s also a terrace on the river where you can watch the sun set behind the western bank of the Rhine. Then there’s the Hofgarten, one of the oldest public parks in Germany where you can enjoy free jazz, big band and classical orchestra concerts.

The Dusseldorf Hafen should not be missed. In this renovated port you will find a number of distinguished restaurants and some of the finest architecture in Dusseldorf. Admire the asymmetric buildings Der Neue Zollhof, designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry. The Rhine Tower offers visitors a wonderful view over the region, either from the observation deck or the revolving restaurant, where you should definitely try the famous currywurst.

Dusseldorf is proud of its cultural events and festivals, and you should definitely try to coincide your visit with one if you can. During Japandag you’ll see incredible displays, ranging from martial arts demonstrations to live music. This festival is held annually in May or June, celebrating the largest Japanese community in Germany.

The streets in the city centre are flat and it’s quite easy to explore the Dusseldorf on foot. For those who do not want to walk, Dusseldorf also has a very efficient public transport system and you can get anywhere in the city by bus, tram or subway. If you’d like to explore the wider area, you can always rent a car.


Guide to Exploring Duesseldorf


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Lindner Hotel Airport

Lindner Hotel Airport

Unterrather Str. 108, Duesseldorf
4.1
of 5, from 424 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Unterrath, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of ISS Dome, Congress Centre Duesseldorf, and Messe Duesseldorf. Esprit Arena is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

KNM MS William Shakespeare - Düsseldorf

KNM MS William Shakespeare - Düsseldorf

Batteriestrasse 1, Neuss
2.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated on a river, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from St. Quirinus Neuss and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Freizeitpark Heerdt. Rhine Tower and Neuer Zollhof are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£41
Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Graf-Adolf-Strasse 94, Duesseldorf
3.3
of 5, from 464 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This modern, five-story hotel is located 650 feet (200 meters) from Düsseldorf's main train station, a half of a mile (1 km) from the shops of Konigsallee and 1 mile (2 km) from the Old Town.

Parkside Apartment House

Parkside Apartment House

Weissdornstr. 1-1a, Duesseldorf
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Stockum, this apartment is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Congress Centre Duesseldorf and within 3 mi (5 km) of Museum Kunstpalast and Duesseldorf City Hall. Messe Duesseldorf and Esprit Arena are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£83
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf

Immermannstr. 41, Duesseldorf
3.7
of 5, from 354 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the German-Japanese Centre, this modern Dusseldorf hotel is 500 metres from the train station and within 2 kilometres of old town and the majestic Rhine River.

£78
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf

Maritim Platz 1, Duesseldorf
4.5
of 5, from 452 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This modern, stylish hotel is linked to the airport by a pedestrian bridge - about a 5-minute walk. Central Düsseldorf is a 15-minute train ride from the airport. The Trade Fair Centre is 4.5 km (2.8 mi) away.

£29
Novum Hotel Mirage

Novum Hotel Mirage

Krefelder Str. 1, Neuss
3.2
of 5, from 56 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Neuss, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from St. Quirinus Neuss and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Freizeitpark Heerdt. Duesseldorf City Hall and Jever Fun Skihalle are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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