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

March 25, 2019

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.


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. Dusseldorf 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.




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.


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I have been to this city for numerous times and every year visit 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.




Let’s start with my first impression – I had visited Düsseldorf first time in Aug 2017 during my 32 days long Euro trip and it became one of my favorite city to live. I came from Dortmund – house of World's famous Dortmund Borussia (BVB) football club by ICE by Deutsch Bahn. It was a very short journey of 45 minutes with lots of scenic beauty.


ICE by Deutsch Bahn in Germany


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, I would highly recommend you to buy a day ticket of Düsseldorf. It will save your cost and time of buying ticket every single time. If you are traveling with a big luggage, you can also order your Uber ride. 


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After dropping the luggage, I headed directly towards the Rhine Tower aka Rheinturm to enjoy the sunset. The ticket costs me Euro 9 and the elevator took me to the top of the tower. The 360 Degree Panoramic view of Düsseldorf city along with River Rhine was just amazing. Highly Recommended to experience the amazing sunset from this tower.


Ticket of Rhine Tower in Düsseldorf, Germany



Panoramic View of Dusseldorf City from Rhine Tower 


Sunset view from Rheinturm in Dusseldorf, Germany


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




After the amazing sunset, I started walking on the bank of the Rhine river and reach to the famous Promenade Bank. 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 I must say it’s the best spot for enjoying the late night hangout with friends.


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An alluring sunset in Düsseldorf


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


The old town of Düsseldorf, Germany


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. 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.




For the best food, I 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. 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.


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Breakfast at Starbucks, Dusseldorf


Next morning, started my day with a breakfast at Starbuck and afterwards headed straight to Rhine River to enjoy the morning bliss. Dusseldorf is indeed one of the greenest city and walk alongside the River Rhine is highly recommended.


 Morning Bliss and walk alongside the River Rhine in Dusseldorf


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.


Cruise in Rhine River near Dusseldorf, Germany


The next stop was ‘Königsalle’ the King’s Avenue. The Königsalle 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. The Iconic Hotel Hreidenbacher Hof is also located there. The Avenue also has classic Theater house ‘Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus’ and Opera house ‘Deustche 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.


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


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’.


Königsalle’ aka The King’s Avenue at night.


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.




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.


Ending Note:


If you have limited time and you want to cover everything in one day. I 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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