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

NH Düsseldorf Königsallee
NH Düsseldorf Königsallee
4 out of 5
Adersstr. 29-31, Düsseldorf, NW
Fully refundable
The price is $74 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Friedrichstadt, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Forum Freies Theater and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from University Hospital. Konigsallee and K21 Staendehaus ...
4/5Very Good! (669 reviews)
nice place
"clean area and room, pleasant people. good stay"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

NH Düsseldorf Königsallee
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
Immermannstr. 41, Düsseldorf, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $117 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (900 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
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf
5 out of 5
Speditionstr. 19, Düsseldorf, NW
The price is $246 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Hafen, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Harbor Bridge and 2.5 mi (4 km) from University Hospital. Neuer Zollhof and Gehry Buildings are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (455 reviews)
This is not 5 star standard
"This hotel doesn’t know to give service House keeping serves your room after 5pm"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Hyatt Regency 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.
JOYN Dusseldorf - Serviced Apartments
JOYN Dusseldorf - Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
Stresemannstraße 13, Düsseldorf, NRW
The price is $112 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Stadtmitte, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Konigsallee and 2 mi (3.2 km) from University Hospital. Forum Freies Theater and Dusseldorfer ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Mega nettes Personal! Zimmer absolut empfehlenswert!"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

JOYN Dusseldorf - Serviced Apartments
THE RED Apartments
THE RED Apartments
5 out of 5
Hubertusstraße 1, Corner of Moselstrasse, Düsseldorf
The price is $151 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in Unterbilk, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Roncalli's Apollo Variety Theatre and Duesseldorf-Hafen. Konigsallee and University ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"Great location and service! Always friendly in their check in"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

THE RED Apartments
Spacious House
Spacious House
2.5 out of 5
Pestalozzistr. 132, Düsseldorf
Located in Heerdt, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Neuss and Freizeitpark Heerdt. Seestern and Saint Antonius Catholic Church are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
It's a good time for a group event.
"The room is large and has many beds. The basic amenities are perfect, and it was especially suitable for group meetings. There is a market where you can buy necessities near you."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

Spacious House
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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