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

carathotel Düsseldorf City
carathotel Düsseldorf City
Oststrasse 155, Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf, 40210
The price is $94 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Düsseldorf. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (827 reviews)
"Good & kind"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
Immermannstr. 41, Düsseldorf, NW, 40210
The price is $109 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Düsseldorf. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,005 reviews)
Excellent stay and very friendly staff
"Excellent stay at the Nikko with a big group of friends. Easy check-in experience, clean, well equipped rooms. Easy for nearby bars and restaurants. Reception staff very friendly. Loan of umbrellas on rainy days saved the day! All our group were well pleased and the prices was good value too."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
4.5 out of 5
Maritim Platz 1, Düsseldorf, NW, 40474
The price is $98 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Düsseldorf. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,005 reviews)
Excellent hotel
"Very convenient to airport terminal. Hotel is very clean & spacious. Cannot fault it"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

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.
numa I Artol Rooms & Apartments
numa I Artol Rooms & Apartments
3 out of 5
Kaiserstrasse 20, Düsseldorf, NW, 40479
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Düsseldorf. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the breakfast ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (516 reviews)
Horrible EXperience
"My Stay was horrible . Check in too way too much time . I paid around 700 dollars for a scam of a place, The menu for the breakfast did not reflect actuality , no AC. No net on the windows in case you want to open them .Customer service was not very helpful either . If you are looking for a do it ..."

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Dusseldorf
Adina Apartment Hotel Dusseldorf
4 out of 5
Harkortstrasse 10, Düsseldorf, 40210
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Düsseldorf. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Popular attractions Capitol Theater and Konigsallee are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (37 reviews)
"Amazing brand new property in the prime location. Rooms are qute large and equipped with a full kitchen and a washer which is just awesome. Pool and spa area are very clean and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious and all the staff were very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Fourty Three Luxury Serviced Apartments
Fourty Three Luxury Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Tonhallenstraße 16, Düsseldorf, NRW, 40211
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Düsseldorf. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Goethe Museum ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"The perfect apartment for a city stay; attractive comfortable, well equipped; convenient location; friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended; I would be very happy to stay again the next time I visit Düsseldorf."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

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.

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.

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