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What to Do in Düsseldorf: Must See Attractions

Düsseldorf Attractions

Wondering how you'll amuse yourself in Düsseldorf? You won't be short of things to do or see in this exciting state capital. With so many tourist attractions and activities, the only difficult part of your escape will be deciding where to start.

If you're ready to discover the best of Düsseldorf, sign up for a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a friendly guide show you some of the most popular sites. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top 156 fun activities in Düsseldorf are also worth browsing through.

Things to Do in Düsseldorf with Kids

If you're traveling with the kids, there are plenty of things to do together in Düsseldorf. These family friendly experiences will put big smiles on faces of all ages:

Free Things to Do in Düsseldorf

A break in Düsseldorf need not blow your budget. You won't even need your wallet if you check out:

K21 Staendehaus - Stroll around and appreciate the fascinating exhibits and carefully curated collections at this popular museum.

Duesseldorf Grafenberg Wildlife Park - Animals are extraordinary, and you can get a glimpse of some interesting ones here.

Freizeitpark Ulenbergstrasse - Loosen up and add a bit of extra fun to your stay here.

Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia - Architecture connoisseur or not, prepare to be awed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Rathaus - If you enjoy delving into the past, this is one stop you really shouldn't miss.

Rheinufer - Get to know some of the locals and seek out the true character and energy of this fascinating place.

Heinrich Heine Institut - Flick through your guidebook and discover why this place deserves a spot on your to-do list.

St Lambertus Church - Get an insight into local religious beliefs at this sacred site.

Hofgarten - If you like nurturing your garden, this attraction will satisfy your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf Old Town

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Düsseldorf on a sunny day?

If you're in the mood for fun under the sun, sign up for these outdoor activities:

What to do in Düsseldorf on a rainy day?

If it's pouring with rain during your trip, dry off your umbrella and try some of these indoor activities:

What should I not miss in Düsseldorf?

If you're eager to explore the best of this destination, find time for these attractions in your itinerary:

  • Rhine Tower
  • Benrath Palace
  • Duesseldorf City Hall
  • Museum Kunstpalast

Are there cheap things to do in Düsseldorf?

There are lots of activities and tours here that'll catch your eye if you're traveling on a shoestring:

What can you do in Düsseldorf for free?

You'll hardly have time to dig your wallet out of your pocket with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Duesseldorf-Hafen
  • Konigsallee
  • Rhine Promenade
  • Düsseldorf Christmas Market