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.

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Shopping, Skyscrapers and Cafes

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Düsseldorf Old Town
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Düsseldorf Old Town

Shopping, Museums, Cafes

Try the Old Beer at one of the many pubs, stroll along the riverside and visit the range of museums in Duesseldorf’s historic nucleus.

Stadtmitte
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Stadtmitte

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

Stadtmitte is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants, cafés, and breweries. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the shopping and museums.

Friedrichstadt
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Friedrichstadt

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

Friedrichstadt is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants and cafés. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Stockum
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Trover photo by George W. Del Ray III.

Stockum

Football, Beer, Festivals

Stockum is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its festivals among the more noteworthy. Broaden your horizons with the local museums.

Derendorf
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Derendorf

Skyscrapers, Cafes, Fashion

The Derendorf neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for bars. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its festivals.

Hafen
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Hafen

Golf, Marinas, Bars

Hafen is a welcoming, walkable neighborhood. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its architecture among the more noteworthy. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront.

Top Hotels in Düsseldorf

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
4.5 out of 5
Maritim Platz 1, Düsseldorf
$97/night
Jul 26 - Jul 27
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,787 reviews)

"Liked: Great hotel next to the airport. Were pleased to be upgraded to Junior Suite. Nice linen, huge bathroom with partitioning to the toilet. Also a separate toilet off the hallway. Didn't like: the pillows were uncomfortable. They were too soft and seem to be made from cheap synthetic filler. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf
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Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
4 out of 5
Immermannstr. 41, Düsseldorf
$84/night
Aug 5 - Aug 6
3.9/5Good! (493 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with lovely staff. Everything was new and clean."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
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Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof
4 out of 5
Graf-Adolf-Strasse 94, Düsseldorf
$40/night
Jul 24 - Jul 25
3.4/5Good! (1,805 reviews)

"Great location with friendly staff and a good price."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Novum Hotel Madison Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Popular things to do in Düsseldorf

Rhine Tower
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Rhine Tower

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.

Benrath Palace
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Benrath Palace

Stroll through a romantic lakeside garden, take photos of the pink-hued façades and learn about old German aristocracy in this pleasure palace.

Neuer Zollhof
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Neuer Zollhof

Visit this postmodern building to admire the work of a world-famous architect and to take photographs of Dusseldorf’s renovated harbor.

Duesseldorf City Hall
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Duesseldorf City Hall

Come to Dusseldorf’s town hall to discover buildings from various architectural periods and people-watch from its surrounding square.

Museum Kunstpalast
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Museum Kunstpalast

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.

Messe Duesseldorf
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Messe Duesseldorf

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.

Top activities in Düsseldorf

DüsseldorfCard
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DüsseldorfCard

$11

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.

Dusseldorf Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise
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Dusseldorf Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

$12

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.

Düsseldorf Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
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Düsseldorf Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

$20

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.

Comedy Bus Tour through Düsseldorf
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Comedy Bus Tour through Düsseldorf

$32

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.

MedienHafen Tour
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MedienHafen Tour

$15

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.

Altstadt Old Town Tour
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Altstadt Old Town Tour

$14

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.

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