Comprised of looming skyscrapers glinting off the bordering Rhine River, Dusseldorf is a fashionable city that exudes glam and festivities. All business during the day, the entertainment hub is transformed into a lively tourist hotspot offering festivals, fashion shows, and night clubs that rave from dusk until dawn.
Things to do in Düsseldorf
To truly immerse yourself in the area’s culture, spend some time at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, a regional art museum spread across two separate buildings. You can head over for a tour of the Schloss Benrath to learn about the life of Elector Carl Theodor, while the Deutsche Kinemathek film museum is the place to go if you want a unique cinematic education.
Get a different perspective of the city from up on the Rheinturm, an observation deck that sits at 168 metres above the ground. Afterwards, relax and unwind with a beer at the Brauereiim Füchschen, an iconic Rhenish beer hall.
For a taste of traditional architecture over a beer or dinner, the revitalised Medienhafen area offers a concentration of chic bars and restaurants while maintaining an authentic appeal. After you’ve had your fill, take a stroll through the Hofgarten, Germany’s first and oldest public park.
The best way to see the city’s sights is to take a sightseeing cruise down the Rhine, enjoying commentary from well-trained tour guides. Segway tours are a more intimate and exhilarating way of getting acquainted with the city’s inner workings.
Getting around Düsseldorf
The Dusseldorf Airport is located eight kilometres outside of the city centre, while the S-Bahn has many routes throughout the city. The state of North-Rhine Westphalia is well connected by motorway network, making car rental and the Autobahn the most efficient ways of getting around.