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Düsseldorf

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Duesseldorf

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.

Where to stay in Düsseldorf

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £71 per night from 10 Aug to 10 Aug
Located in Stadtmitte, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Theater an der Ko and Konigsallee. Duesseldorf-Hafen and Mitsubishi Electric Hall are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (889 reviews)
"The property is fine. My stay was decent value for money. But the reception staff was completely overwhelmed servicing guests. I waited about 20 minutes to check in. There was always a line at the reception during my 2 days stay at the hotel. I would stay there again. Overall experience was ..."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
4.5 out of 5
The price is £76 per night from 21 Aug to 21 Aug
Located in Unterrath, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Messe Düsseldorf Hall, ISS Dome and Messe Duesseldorf. Merkur Spiel-Arena is 2.6 mi (4.2 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Very nice rooms and space at the airport. Made the 4:t30 am trip to the ticket counter possible. Staff was helpful and friendly. Croissants and coffee at 4:30 made my morning."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
5 out of 5
The price is £170 per night from 20 Aug to 20 Aug
Located in Hafen, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Harbor Bridge and Duesseldorf-Hafen. Konigsallee and University Hospital are also within 3 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (450 reviews)
This is not 5 star standard
"This hotel doesn’t know to give service House keeping serves your room after 5pm"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
THE RED Apartments
THE RED Apartments
5 out of 5
The price is £118 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Unterbilk, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Roncalli's Apollo Variety Theatre and Duesseldorf-Hafen. Konigsallee and University ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"Great location and service! Always friendly in their check in"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019

THE RED Apartments
Tolstov-Hotels Representative City Villa
Tolstov-Hotels Representative City Villa
3.5 out of 5
Im Bachgrund 2, Meerbusch
Located in Büderich, this villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Freizeitpark Heerdt, Seestern and Port of Neuss. Duesseldorf-Hafen and Konigsallee are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Het verblijf was inorde maar de vloer was niet echt proper en tafel was klein voor de grote van appartement (6 stoelen)"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2019

Tolstov-Hotels Representative City Villa
Old Town 2 Room Apartments
Old Town 2 Room Apartments
3.5 out of 5
The price is £122 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Located in Düsseldorf Old Town, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Marktplatz and Konigsallee. Messe Duesseldorf and Duesseldorf-Hafen are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
"Perfect location, good bed and great kitchen."

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Old Town 2 Room Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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