Escape to Düsseldorf! Enjoy its museums, cafes and theatre.

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.

Known for

Shopping, Skyscrapers and Cafés

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Where to stay in Düsseldorf

Stadtmitte
North Rhine-Westphalia

Stadtmitte

Known for Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

4/5(76 reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Konigsallee while getting to know Stadtmitte, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Ostrasse U-Bahn or Steinstrasse-Konigsallee U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Düsseldorf Old Town
Old Town as well as a small group of people

Düsseldorf Old Town

Known for Shopping, Museums, Cafés

5/5(11 reviews)

Try the Old Beer at one of the many pubs, stroll along the riverside and visit the range of museums in Duesseldorf’s historic nucleus.

Düsseldorf Government Region
Duesseldorf which includes interior views, performance art and music

Düsseldorf Government Region

4/5(52 reviews)

While you're in Düsseldorf Government Region, take in top sights like CentrO or Museum Kunstpalast, and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Rheinstrasse U-Bahn or Platanenhof U-Bahn.

Hafen
Duesseldorf

Hafen

Known for Golf, Marinas, Bars

4/5(6 reviews)

The bars and waterfront views are a few things visitors like about Hafen. Check out Harbor Bridge while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Düsseldorf-Hamm S-Bahn or Düsseldorf Völklinger Strasse S-Bahn to get around town.

Stockum
Stockum, Düsseldorf, Germany
trover photo by George W. Del Ray III.

Stockum

Known for American Football, Beer, Festivals

Stockum is a destination travellers like for its museums, and you might hop aboard the metro at Sportpark Nord-Europaplatz U-Bahn or ESPRIT Arena-Messe Nord U-Bahn to explore sights like Esprit Arena.

Derendorf
Derendorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Derendorf

Known for Skyscrapers, Cafés, Fashion

4/5(4 reviews)

You'll appreciate the bars during your time in Derendorf and you might want to plan a stop by Museum Kunstpalast and ISS Dome while you're in the area.

Top hotels in Düsseldorf

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
4.5 out of 5
£84
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

Located in Unterrath, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of ISS Dome, Messe Duesseldorf and Esprit Arena. Congress Centre Duesseldorf is 2.2 mi (3.6 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,868 reviews)

"Close to the airport. High quality fittings and furnishings."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
£69
per night
2 Nov-3 Nov

Located in Stadtmitte, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Theater an der Ko, Duesseldorf City Hall and Museum Kunstpalast. Konigsallee and Rhine Promenade ...

3.9/5Good! (572 reviews)

"Everything was good and specially the pool area. The gym although was small and very average as it only had treadmills and basic equipment No free weights"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof
Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof
4 out of 5
£36
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

Located in Stadtmitte, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Stilwerk Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf City Hall and Konigsallee. Rhine Tower and Museum Kunstpalast ...

3.4/5Good! (1,848 reviews)

"Just perfect for my requirements as needed somewhere near the station for onward travel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Popular things to do in Düsseldorf

Rhine Tower
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Rhine Tower

4.5/5(31 reviews)

Dine in the rotating restaurant, look down on the Rhine River from the viewing platform and see one of the world’s largest digital clocks.

Benrath Palace
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Benrath Palace

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Stroll through a romantic lakeside garden, take photos of the pink-hued façades and learn about old German aristocracy in this pleasure palace.

Neuer Zollhof
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Neuer Zollhof

4/5(14 reviews)

Visit this postmodern building to admire the work of a world-famous architect and to take photographs of Dusseldorf’s renovated harbor.

Duesseldorf City Hall
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Duesseldorf City Hall

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Come to Dusseldorf’s town hall to discover buildings from various architectural periods and people-watch from its surrounding square.

Museum Kunstpalast
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Museum Kunstpalast

4/5(10 reviews)

Find work from Baroque and Renaissance periods, discover modern art from the 19th century to the present day, and listen to classical and jazz music concerts.

Messe Duesseldorf
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Messe Duesseldorf

4/5(46 reviews)

Find out what's happening in Messe Duesseldorf during your trip – a top convention centre in Düsseldorf. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Top activities in Düsseldorf

Dusseldorf Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise
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Dusseldorf Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

£10

One of Germany’s most appealing skylines appears on the horizon as you cruise the Rhine River in Düsseldorf, aboard a spacious vessel. Admire sights such as the charming riverbanks of the picturesque Old Town, and listen to engaging and informative stories about the city on your headset.

DüsseldorfCard
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DüsseldorfCard

£9

Enjoy unbeatable value, and explore this elegant city with ease using the DüsseldorfCard. Benefit from complimentary entry to attractions and unlimited public transportation in the city for 24, 48, 72 or 96 hours. The card offers discounts for restaurants, tours, and shops too.

Altstadt Old Town Tour
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Altstadt Old Town Tour

£10

Discover the “longest bar in the world” - and much more. Düsseldorf's Altstadt (Old Town) is packed with more than 260 bars, restaurants, cafés, and breweries, along with everything else that adds to the flair of a historically grown city.

Düsseldorf Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
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Düsseldorf Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

£16

Our open-top double-decker bus will make exploring the city a true experience. The tour lasts approx. 90 minutes and will take you right around and through the city center of the vibrant metropolis on the Rhine.

Düsseldorf's Culinary Soul
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Düsseldorf's Culinary Soul

£34

The Düsseldorf Altstadt (Old Town) is actually one of the world’s biggest food markets. On our 3-hour guided tour we will be exploring the culinary diversity on offer in the romantic narrow streets in an area of just a few square meters.

Cologne All-inclusive Evening Cruise
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Cologne All-inclusive Evening Cruise

£63

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Cologne Cathedral, Domkloster 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany Germany's most visited cultural monument Pass By: Chocolate Museum, Am Schokoladenmuseum 1A, 50678 Cologne,

Reviews of Düsseldorf

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 46.3768115942029%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.695652173913043%
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4/5 - Good

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25 Sep 2019

Didn't see the city, the joys of traveling for business!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

24 Sep 2019

An amazing array of different cuisines available. And the altbeer is excellent! I'm not normally a fan of dark beer,but this one was lovely .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

4 Sep 2019

The old town and nice walks by the river. nice eating places and beer

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

1 Sep 2019

Great base for travelling to various football grounds

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

18 Aug 2019

Really enjoyed Düsseldorf, plenty to do, it's vibrant with great fashion sense and shops to suit. Good amount of bars with a sense of quality about them. Transport links as you'd expect from a German city frequent 24hrs a day and frequent.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

17 Aug 2019

Lovely city.

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