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Things to do in Düsseldorf, Germany | Düsseldorf Travel Guide | Visit Düsseldorf

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

Welcome to the Capital of North-Rhine Westphalia State !!

Düsseldorf city is located on the bank of Rhine River and it's the 7th largest city of the Germany in terms of inhabitants. It's the capital of most populous German state of North-Rhine Westphalia.

The city is contributing significantly in the Central European Economy. It’s well connected to other parts of Europe and considered as one of the Hubs of Germany.

River Rhine in Dusseldorf, Germany
Night View of River Rhine in Düsseldorf, Germany

All major Airlines from almost all corners of the World have direct flights to Düsseldorf International Airport. Apart from the main airport Weeze Airport

in Düsseldorf also welcomes Tourists and frequent flyers.


Düsseldorf Airport hotels, such as Sheraton Düsseldorf, are also a great option to stay in Düsseldorf if you want to keep a close proximity to Airports.

With the introduction of Uber in Düsseldorf, now travellers and tourists can easily access the city from various stations and airports.

Festivity in Düsseldorf

The city is famous for its Internationality and lively environment. Düsseldorf is a home to many International companies like Henkel, Metro and welcoming thousands of expatriates. Düsseldorf offers me an incredible experience with its hospitality and made me come over again and again.

We have been to this city for numerous times and visited it during events such as Düsseldorf Christmas Market, Kirmes Düsseldorf, Telekom Cup in Düsseldorf and other cultural shows and events in this vibrant German city.

Düsseldorf Christmas Market

The city is well connected with trams, Strasse Bahn and Buses with frequent connections. If you are planning to cover lots of places in one day, we would highly recommend you to buy a day ticket of Düsseldorf. It will save your cost and time of buying ticket every single time.

Things to do in Düsseldorf

Rhine Tower aka Rheinturm:

To mesmerize the best view of Rhein, we headed towards the Rhine Tower aka Rheinturm to enjoy the sunset.

Rhine Tower aka Rheinturm, Düsseldorf

The ticket costs me 9 and the elevator took us to the top of the tower. The 360 Degree Panoramic view of Düsseldorf city along with River Rhine was just amazing.

Panoramic View of Dusseldorf City from Rhine Tower
Panoramic View of Düsseldorf City from Rhine Tower

The rotating floor made me enjoy the mind-blowing sunset with the view of the River Rhine, Sky scrapers and the country side.

View of Düsseldorf City from Rhine Tower

There was also a Café and Restaurant where you can enjoy your snacks. For the Restaurant – Don’t forget to reserve a table for you in advance.

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Sunset View of Düsseldorf City from Rhine Tower

Walking along Promenade Bank:

After the amazing sunset, we started walking on the bank of the Rhine river and reach to the famous Promenade Bank.

Promenade Bank, Düsseldorf

It’s one of the most lively place with lots of people enjoying the river view and sky scrapers.

There are lots of café and tented bars located on the bank and we must say it’s the best spot for enjoying the late night hangout with friends.

Promenade Bank, Düsseldorf

Cruising in Rhein River:

The must activity to do is Cruising trip in Rhein River. There are lots of tour companies located on the bank from where you can book your trip.

Cruise in Rhine River near Dusseldorf, Germany

A Cruise trip in the Rhine River is highly recommended during your trip to Dusseldorf. The cruise is for 45 mins to 1 hour with an amazing view of the city from the Rhine River.

Sunset in Dusseldorf, Germany
An alluring sunset in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf Alt Stadt:

The city has an amazing old town called Alt Stadt. There are different town square and narrow streets with lots of shopping options.

Düsseldorf Alt Stadt

The most famous place is ‘Burgplatz’ in old town. The city is also famous for its Christmas Market. If you are in the city in End of November or December, Don’t miss their Christmas market.

Burgplatz, Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine Alle:

Heinrich Heine Alle is one of the longest street of Düsseldorf with restaurants, cafés, bars and Night clubs. The street is quite wide and always packed with people on weekends so you can only walk like a turtle.

Heinrich Heine Alle, Düsseldorf

There are also connecting streets of old town and they most have bars and clubs. The city has one of the best night life and I had spent my whole night in Heinrich Heine Alle and Altstadt.

Into the Nature in Düsseldorf:

Dusseldorf is indeed one of the greenest city and Hofgarten is one of the oldest public park and a best place for a romantic walk. It takes to the Old Stadt from Malkasten Park. It‘s a best summer spot for picnics and BBQ parties.

Into the Nature in Düsseldorf


The Königsalle "the King’s Avenue" is also called as a Chateau de Lisse of Germany. In 1946, the Düsseldorf was considered as a heart of Germany and one of the fashion capitals of the world. The Königsalle had hosted lots of open air fashion shows.

The Canal bank is located in the center of the road and fashion brands like Gucci, Chanel, Armani etc and luxurious hotels are located along the side of the canal. It’s one of the most expensive streets of Germany.

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Königsalle in Dusseldorf
The Canal at Königsalle’ aka The King’s Avenue in Dusseldorf

The Iconic Hotel Hreidenbacher Hof is also located there. The Avenue also has classic Theater house ‘Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus’ and Opera house ‘Deutsche Oper am Rhine’. The shows normally start from September so Don’t forget to book in advance.

Düsseldorf also has another Shopping street for the local and International brands like Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M etc. it’s a long street and has different brands on both side of the street offering the different range of products for all the shoppers according to their choice and budget.

Shopping in Düsseldorf

Schloss Benrath:

Schloss Benrath was constructed in 1773 and located in the south of Düsseldorf. The castle can also be visited by the Guided tours and one of the main touristic spot. It is Barqoue style and consist of palace, Hunting park, Ponds and canal. It’s a two story building and nowadays house of two Museums the ‘Museum of European Gardening’ and The ‘Museum of Natural History’.


In the north of Düsseldorf, the main touristic attraction is ‘Kaiserswerth’. It has charming Baroque houses which took you back in 17th and 18th Century.

There are few cafés and restaurants are located with an amazing view of the Rhine. You can also have a boat trip to Old city ‘Alt Stadt’ from here in spring and summers.

Restaurants in Düsseldorf:

For the best food, we would suggest an Argentinian Restaurant "The Bull Steak Expert" for the steak lovers. For the best Arabic food, the Libanon Restaurant serves an amazing food. Don’t forget to try their Shesh Tawuk.

The Bull Steak Expert

For the Shisha lovers, Al Hamra is the best places with amazing Shisha and drinks. The Shisha bar has also a dance floor and live Arabic music on the top floor. If you are going in a big group, don’t forget to make your booking in advance.

Ending Note:

If you have limited time and you want to cover everything in one day. We would also suggest to take Hop on hop off bus. So you can visit all the main touristic spots in limited time.

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