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.
Shopping, Skyscrapers and Cafes
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.
Stroll through a romantic lakeside garden, take photos of the pink-hued façades and learn about old German aristocracy in this pleasure palace.
Visit this postmodern building to admire the work of a world-famous architect and to take photographs of Dusseldorf’s renovated harbor.
Come to Dusseldorf’s town hall to discover buildings from various architectural periods and people-watch from its surrounding square.
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.
Find out what's happening at Messe Duesseldorf during your trip—a top convention center in Düsseldorf. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.
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.
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.
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.
Climb aboard the comedy bus and take a tour of Düsseldorf's main attractions whilst watching a unique mobile stand-up stage show. Laugh your way through the city center as you listen to endless jokes and stories, and experience extraordinary activities on an innovative comedic adventure.
A tour of the MedienHafen will show you that Düsseldorf is developing at a fiercely dynamic rate. As recently as some twenty years ago, the area was dominated primarily by warehouses- today, the district is in a state of permanent change.
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.