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Düsseldorf
Travel Guide

Dusseldorf

This city on the banks of the Rhine attracts visitors with beer and museums, architecture, a riverfront promenade and festivals.

Beer halls and riverfront cafes, carnivals, and fairgrounds…Dusseldorf’s attractions are diverse and showcased with pride. The city sits on the banks of the River Rhine in western Germany. Here you’ll find the locals welcoming and embodying the friendly essence of the Rhineland.

Go to the Old Town (Altstadt) to find major Dusseldorf attractions. Visit the world’s longest bar, a collection of 250 pubs and restaurants lining the Old Town streets. Sample an Altbier, a dark beer brewed in Dusseldorf. See a slice of cinema history at the Film Museum. Visit the City Hall (Rathaus), a building that dates back to the late 16th century. Nearby, shoppers will enjoy the fashion stores situated on Königsallee.

Outdoor activities abound in Dusseldorf. Take a walk along the pedestrianized Rhine Promenade. Sit at a waterfront cafe and watch the sunset over the west banks of the Rhine River. Visit the Hofgarten, one of Germany’s oldest public parks. During the summer months you can enjoy free jazz, big band, and orchestral concerts.

Don’t miss the Dusseldorf Hafen. This revamped harbor is home to award-winning restaurants and some of Dusseldorf’s most prominent architecture. Admire the asymmetric Der Neue Zollhof buildings, designed by celebrated architect Frank O. Gehry. Enjoy panoramic city views from the top of the Rhine Tower. If architecture doesn’t interest you, then enjoy some river views or just try a curry sausage at the Michelin-starred Berens am Kai restaurant.

Dusseldorf places an emphasis on its cultural events. Watch martial arts displays and listen to live music at Japan Day. This festival in May or June honors the culture of Germany’s biggest Japanese community. Be part of the Rhenish Carnival celebrations, which run from November until Ash Wednesday. Younger visitors will enjoy the amusement rides of the Rheinkirmes, the Rhine’s largest fairground.

Getting around is easy on foot as the city center streets are flat. When you don't feel like walking, Dusseldorf has an efficient public transportation system. Buses, trams, and the metro will take you to most of the places you’ll want to visit. Rent a car to explore areas outside of the city.

Where to stay in Düsseldorf

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Düsseldorf
Leonardo Boutique Hotel Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
Oststrasse 128, Düsseldorf, NW
The price is CA $85 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in Stadtmitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stilwerk Duesseldorf and Konigsallee. Duesseldorf-Hafen and Mitsubishi Electric Hall are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (253 reviews)
"Booked a single room but was given a double room. Nicely decorated room with good WiFi and a kettle to make tea or coffee. Hotel is conveniently located about 10 min walk to station."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
Immermannstr. 41, Düsseldorf, NW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $89 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in Stadtmitte, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Theater an der Ko and Konigsallee. Duesseldorf-Hafen and Mitsubishi Electric Hall are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (880 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 Oct. 13, 2020

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
4.5 out of 5
Maritim Platz 1, Düsseldorf, NW
The price is CA $122 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 3
Located in Unterrath, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Messe Düsseldorf Hall, ISS Dome, and Messe Duesseldorf. Merkur Spiel-Arena is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"Awesome stay and staff are very friendly, very clean facilities and what I appreciated much is they allowed for early checkin and late checkout request, will definitely recommend Maritim hotel to my friends and colleagues!"

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2021

Maritim Hotel 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.
Boardinghouse Living28
Boardinghouse Living28
3 out of 5
Novesiastraße 60, Kaarst
The price is CA $158 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated in Kaarst, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Jever Fun Skihalle and within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Neuss and St. Quirinus Neuss. Duesseldorf-Hafen ...
Boardinghouse Living28
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 mi (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 Jul. 12, 2019

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Privatunterkunft AN DER HECKE
Privatunterkunft AN DER HECKE
3 out of 5
An der Hecke 1, Neuss
Located in Morgensternsheide, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Port of Neuss and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from St. Quirinus Neuss. Freizeitpark Heerdt and Jever ...
Privatunterkunft AN DER HECKE
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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