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DüsseldorfGermany

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

Old Town as well as a small group of people

Düsseldorf Old Town

4.5/5Wonderful!(34 area reviews)

Shopping, restaurants, and historic sites are just a few things travelers like about Düsseldorf Old Town. Sights like German Ceramic Museum and Marktplatz are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Stadtbezirke 01 area at Heinrich-Heine-Allee U-Bahn.

Düsseldorf Old Town
Stadtmitte featuring a city and modern architecture

Stadtmitte

4.5/5Wonderful!(126 area reviews)

Travelers choose Stadtmitte for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Ostrasse U-Bahn or Steinstrasse-Konigsallee U-Bahn and check out top sights like Konigsallee.

Stadtmitte
Bilk, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Bilk

4.5/5Wonderful!(10 area reviews)

Appreciated for its cafés and parks, you might consider exploring Bilk. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Freizeitpark Ulenbergstrasse, and jump on the metro at Düsseldorf Bilk Station or Sudpark U-Bahn to get around the city.

Bilk
Hafen featuring a sunset, modern architecture and a river or creek

Hafen

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Noted for its bars and waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Hafen. Top attractions like Paradiesstrand and Harbor Bridge are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Düsseldorf-Hamm S-Bahn or Düsseldorf Völklinger Strasse S-Bahn to see more of the city.

Hafen
Classic Remise Duesseldorf

Oberbilk

3.5/5Good!(7 area reviews)

Oberbilk is a destination travelers like for its shopping, and you might hop aboard the metro at Oberbilk-Philipshalle U-Bahn or Düsseldorf-Oberbilk Station to explore sights like Mitsubishi Electric Hall.

Oberbilk
Bike museum at Classic Remise

Eller

While you're strolling through Eller, you may want to check out the restaurants and museums. If you want to see more of the area, hop on the metro at Alt Eller U-Bahn or Eller-Vennhauser Allee U-Bahn.

Eller

Top Hotels in Düsseldorf

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
Immermannstr. 41, Düsseldorf, NW
The price is $98 per night

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! (812 reviews)

"Clean and quiet. 24-hr parking availability. Awesome stay."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
5 out of 5
Speditionstr. 19, Düsseldorf, NW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $204 per night

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! (410 reviews)

"Nice hotel with good location"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
25hours Hotel Das Tour
25hours Hotel Das Tour
4 out of 5
Louis-Pasteur-Platz 1, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
The price is $116 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Capitol Theater and Konigsallee. Mitsubishi Electric Hall and Duesseldorf-Hafen are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (383 reviews)

"The room and front desk staff are lovely and incredibly helpful. Had a poor experience with the bar staff at the rooftop bar, but during a pandemic and with the number of people there, this partially understandable. The hotel itself is wonderful, would recommend staying here - but consider other ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

25hours Hotel Das Tour

Getting around Düsseldorf

You’ll get the most out of Dusseldorf Old Town by walking around it on foot. Cycling around this part of town is also a fun and atmospheric way to explore. For journeys further afield, take a ride on a trolley, the U-Bahn subway or S-Bahn, which is the regional train network. Car rental is not normally necessary, though it is perfectly possible, with many rental operators in town. Visit the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr website.Browse Düsseldorf rental cars.

Best time to visit

Dusseldorf is a great destination year round, and you’re sure to find something to keep you entertained whatever your tastes. Get in the festive spirit by visiting in the holiday season, when you can warm up with a mulled wine at the famous Christmas markets. Summers can be hot, with highs in the high 80s F (low 30s C) in July. Spring and fall have mild weather and plenty of festivals to enjoy.

Popular places to visit in Düsseldorf

Messe Duesseldorf
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Messe Duesseldorf

4.5/5(60 reviews)

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.

Duesseldorf-Hafen
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Duesseldorf-Hafen

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Dusseldorf’s revamped harbor provides a place to admire modern architecture, dine in award-winning restaurants, and enjoy panoramic city views.

Konigsallee
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Konigsallee

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Browse the luxury brands on display beside the picturesque canal and elegant bridges on one of Germany’s busiest upscale commercial avenues.

Rhine Promenade
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Rhine Promenade

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Visit this pedestrianized boulevard to relax in riverfront cafes, take a cruise along the River Rhine, and celebrate Japanese culture in Germany.

University of Duesseldorf
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University of Duesseldorf

Explore the campus of University of Duesseldorf as part of your travels around Düsseldorf. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Rhine Tower
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Rhine Tower

4.5/5(51 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.

Top things to do in Düsseldorf

DüsseldorfCard
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DüsseldorfCard

$11
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Rhine Panorama Cruise & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass
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Rhine Panorama Cruise & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

$27
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
KölnCard - City Pass
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KölnCard - City Pass

$10
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Cologne and the Postcard Town of Monschau
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Cologne and the Postcard Town of Monschau

$96
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Cologne Private Walking Tour
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Cologne Private Walking Tour

$250
Per adult
Transfer in Private Vehicle from Dusseldorf Airport to City
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Transfer in Private Vehicle from Dusseldorf Airport to City

$120
Per adult

Reviews of Düsseldorf

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.76706827309237%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 12.449799196787149%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.2048192771084338%
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1 - Terrible 0.40160642570281124%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

We came for the 2020 boat show which was incredible; we'd love to see Dusselforf when it's warmer temperatures.

5/5 - Excellent

Jafar

Jan 16, 2020

Dusseldorf has a beautiful shopping district and nice riverside walk.

5/5 - Excellent

Daniel

Dec 23, 2019

Great city to visit at Christmas time .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

Good restaurant cinemas etc its a nice place and i love to come again

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 25, 2019

GREAT ASIAN RESTAURANTS! Fun city to just walk around.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 9, 2019

Great public transport. Really easy to visit all the areas plus other cities nearby like Cologne, Bonn, Essen, etc.

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