Düsseldorf stands for fashion, lifestyle and Altbier.

In Düsseldorf, you can let yourself be inspired by the longest bar in the world or stroll along the shopping street Königsallee. However, Düsseldorf has so much more to offer and one thing is for sure: In Düsseldorf every visitor gets their money's worth.

  • Travel period: 2 days
  • Best time to travel: from May to September
  • Main dish: 15 €

Arrival

The Düsseldorf Airport has its own train station, which you can reach with the driverless Skytrain, and a metro station under Terminal C. Here, the S11 city tram takes you to the main railway station in 17 minutes to the city centre.

The tourist information  is located in front of the main station and in the old town in 'Marktstraße'.

Hotel

We recommend the NH Düsseldorf Königsallee*. The 4-star hotel is located in the city centre near the luxury area around the Kö and about 10 minutes on foot from the Old Town and the main railway station. Although the rooms are small, the top location and the price are perfect. Private parking is available for a fee. If you want to stay in a luxury hotel, we recommend Steigenberger Parkhotel*, also at the Kö.

Places of interest

Beautifully located at the Rhine, the old town is the cultural centre of Düsseldorf. More than 250 pubs cavort in the historic alleys, whose counters, lined up side by side, would make up the longest counter in the world . Altbier is Düsseldorf's city beer and brewing goes back to Roman antiquity. Many traditional breweries, such as Brauerei Zum Schlüssel offer insights into the high art of brewing.

Numerous clubs and discos promise long party nights and chic restaurants serve specialities from all over the world. Whether Cuban at the Palito, Lebanese (on weekends with belly dance show) at the Libanon, American at the Louisiana, huge burgers at the Space Burger or Mexican at the Casita Mexicana, you will find your favorite speciality here. On the entertainment mile Kasematten on the Rhine promenade you can even have tropical cocktails while watching the people strolling around.

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Since 1570, the town hall is located on the market square. Not far away is the Burgplatz with the preserved castle tower, where the shipping museum tells of the 2000-year history of Rhine shipping. Landmark of the old town is the Basilica St. Lambertus with its leaning tower.

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen deals with modern and contemporary art, while the Kunsthalle specializes in modern temporary exhibitions. A black stovepipe by Joseph Beuys juts out of the wall to match. The adjacent Hofgarten is the oldest public garden in Germany. The English landscape park with baroque style elements, sculptures and monuments was laid out in 1769. Art in the tunnel is the name of the underground museum, which exhibits contemporary works under the Rhine promenade.

The Königsallee is one of the biggest luxury shopping street in Europe and is the widest boulevard in Germany. On the "Kö", jewellers, perfumeries and designers show their glamorous goods. The trendy fashion labels can be found in the Schadow-Arkaden and in the old town.

The Heine Haus, the birthplace of the German writer Heinrich Heine, is famous in Düsseldorf. You will find regional and exotic products at the food market on Carlsplatz.

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The highlight of Düsseldorf is the media harbour. The Rhine Tower is the highest building and landmark of Düsseldorf. The tower carries the world's largest digital clock and has a viewing platform and a great restaurant with exclusive Japanese fusion cuisine. The symbol of the booming district is the Neuer Zollhof with its futuristic buildings by architect and designer Frank Gehry. In the exclusive Meerbar (Sea Bar) you can enjoy fish and seafood and the harbour atmosphere.

Classic remise is a paradise for classic car fans. Around 300 noble vehicles are for sale here and admission is free. You can visit Benrath Castle on a guided tour, admission to the park is free. The only Buddhist temple in Europe is located in the Niederkassel district. The EKŌ House of Japanese Culture is the center of the large Japanese community of Düsseldorf for cultural and religious activities. You can attend a tea ceremony or a workshop on traditional Japanese arts or just visit the Japanese Garden.

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Transport in Düsseldorf

You can explore the old town and the shopping district on foot . Düsseldorf has a dense network of cycle paths. You can get a cycling map at the tourist information. It is available here.

If you want to use Public Transport : For the city center the price level is A. The 24-/48-hour ticket is worthwhile from the 3rd journey onwards. You will find more information and a route map on this page

All available parking spaces including prices can be found via this link

Rental car

With a rental car you can explore even more beautiful places. Cologne and the Ruhr Area are only about 40 minutes away. Book your car now via the following link:

The Altbier in Düsseldorf did not convince me as someone from Cologne, but the city is still very beautiful.
Thomas Hilbrecht theTravellers Reiseblog
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