10 things to do in one or two days in Dusseldorf, Germany

1. Take a ride from the airport to the train station

on the monorail, better known as the skytrain.

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Especially since it’s a great way to save money on cabs. Use the skytrain to get to the train station, from where it is one stop to the Düsseldorf train station.

2. Take a walk through the Old Town.

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The Altstadt is Düsseldorf’s main historical landmark. And although in the Old Town there are 266 pubs, restaurants, cafes, discos, bars, pizzerias, and even though the locals themselves call it the longest bar in the world, the Altstadt is also the Art Academy of Dusseldorf, and the art collection of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which includes a significant collection of contemporary art and Germany’s only special ceramics museum, and the Heinrich Heine Institute and film museum.

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A walking tour of the Altstadt is best begun from the town hall along Düsseldorf’s beautiful waterfront

3. Take a stroll along the Rhine promenade

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The promenade consists of four parts, each with its own name. The Rheinpromenade is a pedestrian area along the districts of Altstadt, Carlstadt and Unterbilk. This part of the promenade was built in 1900. Then were built 2 levels – the lower used for mooring passenger and cargo ships, and on the upper level was located the promenade. After World War II, the Rhine shore was rebuilt for Federal Highway 1. The promenade was replaced by a multi-lane street that separated the city center from the river. In the early 90s the motorway was driven underground, and the city got its pedestrian promenade back.

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The Düsseldorf waterfront is a great place to walk. The bridges over the Rhine are true works of art. In the area of the Mannesmann high-rise is the KIT museum from 2007. KIT (‘Kunst im Tunnel’) or ‘tunnel art’ is an underground exhibition space for contemporary art. An unusual space was created in 2006 in a part of an unused tunnel pipe for the presentation of young artists’ and women artists’ works in the form of changing expositions. KIT is a project of the capital Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Art Gallery. Every Sunday at 3 p.m. Free guided tours with art historian Dr. Stefanie Lucchi are held.

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4. Take a boat ride on the Rhine.

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The Rhine has been a source of inspiration for poets, artists and composers for centuries. Choose a few hours and take one of the Rhine tours.

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5. Visit Burgplatz

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Burgplatz is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Germany. It has the only remaining tower from Dusseldorf Castle. Today the tower contains the SchiffahrtMuseum shipping museum and on top is a restaurant. Under the steps leading from the square, the river flows into the Rhine, which gave the city its name, which translates as the Village on Düsseldorf.

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Near the town hall on Burgplatz there are two of the most famous symbols of the city: the oldest Catholic church in the city, St. Albert, built in 1149 (its slightly inclined spire is one of the hallmarks of Düsseldorf) and the Schlosssturm, the castle tower.

6. Stroll along the royal avenue “Königs

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Königs Alley is Dusseldorf’s main shopping street, famous all over Germany . The world’s most famous brands like Prada, Escada, Armani, Joop and many others are on it.

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You can also find Schadow Arkaden – a cultural center, where musical events and various exhibitions are held. Highlights on Konigsallee include the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Schauspielhaus Drama Theater, the Theatermuseum and Germany’s third largest exhibition of Goethe’s works and personal belongings after the Weimorsk and Frankfurt Museums.

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7. Go to the Kaiserswerth

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Kaiserswerth is a neighboring town on the border with Düsseldorf, home to the ruins of the Palatinate, the imperial residence, the basilica of St. Suitbertus, and a mid-13th-century Romanesque house.

8. Take a trip to the port of Medienhafen.

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Explore the modern architecture: The three crooked buildings of famous architect O. Gerri in Medienhafen, the impressive “Stadttor” (city gate) next to the TV tower.

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In the Medienhafen harbor a unique little attraction: The Saggu – the only place in Dusseldorf where hot dogs with gold leaf are served.

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9. Taste the local specialties and famous beer

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It is interesting not only and not so much to try, but to see how it looks like in Germany. Beer is a place to meet, socialize, a kind of club of interest. Not only did the “beer coup” have to do with beer, but the decision to open a university in Düsseldorf was also taken over a mug of this foamy drink.

In traditional pubs like the Schumacher it is advisable to book a table for the evening in advance, otherwise you’ll have to watch through the window as others eat puffed pig’s feet with the traditional Düsseldorf dark beer “Alt”.

Düsseldorf bars offer the already mentioned dark Altbier, pilsner (usually cask), and recently, despite the traditional rivalry between Düsseldorf and Cologne, also kölsch.

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Of the restaurants, the 400-year-old En de Canon or the century-old Brauerei im Fuchschen could be mentioned.

In the house where the classic of German literature Heinrich Heine was born, there is a literary cafe “At Heine’s” and a bookstore. The art menu includes literary readings and discussions, exhibitions and vernissages.

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10. A bird’s eye view of Düsseldorf

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Not far from the waterfront is the Düsseldorf TV Tower, which is 240 and a half meters high. At 174.50 meters there is the Drehrestaurant TOP 180 which revolves around the axis in an hour, at 170.00 meters there is a café and an observation deck and at 166 meters 25 cm above ground there is an open-air observation deck.

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It is possible to go up in a high-speed elevator for 3 euros or free on foot.

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If the view from the TV Tower is too extreme for you, you can see Düsseldorf from the roof of the K21.

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P.S. City transport map. Dusseldorf, Germany.

10 things to do in Düsseldorf

Katya Sabirova

It’s worth getting to know Heine’s homeland a little better – take a walk through the old town (Altstadt), have a local beer at the table of the old brewery, and watch the inhabitants of this modern and rich city – there they are, relaxed after a day of work, chatting with each other, taking off their jackets.

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So, what to do in Dusseldorf?

1. Have a beer in the Altstadt, which could claim to be the “longest bar in the world”. There are about 260 eateries, bars, breweries and cafes. It is here that the famous old Westphalian top-fermented beer, Altbier, was invented. It is a pleasure to drink it. We recommend the restaurant “Brauerei im Füchschen” (“Little Fox”). They serve excellent pork knuckle and brew their own Altbier. The brewery has an excellent website.

2. If you happen to be not a fan of beer (and maybe alcohol in general), no problem. Try the local chorlé drink. It is a mixture of mineral water and juice (sometimes wine or lemonade is used instead of juice). The most common shorlé is made from apple juice and sparkling water. But the most delicious is rhubarb juice with mineral water, which the restaurant “Brauerei im Füchschen” makes for sale.

3. Visit an exhibition. Dusseldorf is considered the city of fine arts. The city’s Academy of Fine Arts has educated many famous figures of art, the Museum Kunstpalast houses a collection of classical European painting and glass, while the Kunsthalle holds regular exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Under the Rhine in a tunnel between two underground highways, the KIT Gallery is home to young artists. In fact, if you try to count, there are more than a hundred galleries and art galleries in Dusseldorf.

4. Take a walk along the Rhine promenade. The river after all plays an important role in the life of any city, well what to say about the powerful waters of the great Rhine. Locals love to take long walks or jog along the river, there are quality paths for cyclists, lots of comfortable benches where you can take a break. Dusseldorfians recommend watching the sunset on the promenade and then heading for the MedienHafen, where the culture and nightlife are brisk.

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5. Go shopping. Thanks to the most important trade fairs in Düsseldorf and the showrooms of its big-name brands, the city is a true hub of the fashion industry. On Königsallee you’ll find Gucci, Burberry, Chanel and Tiffany & Co. Here you don’t have to worry about what to take home as a souvenir.

6. Get checked out at the clinic of Dusseldorf University. In general, this is no joke. Medical tourism is gaining popularity in Germany, and in Düsseldorf especially. And do not think that only the seriously ill come to Germany for treatment, who simply do not have a choice. The Düsseldorf Clinic has long offered sanatorium treatment for foreigners. You can apply for examination/treatment through the international department of the clinic.

7. Take part in “Indian Thursday”. On the 11th of the 11th of the 11th month at 11:11 a.m. in Düsseldorf, the “fifth time of the year” is upon us. – Carnival. The carnival kicks off with “Ladies’ Thursday,” when the women storm the town hall and take over. They cut off the men’s ties, but kiss them soundly in return. On the Sunday following this frenzy, there is a street parade on Kyo Boulevard. The main parade is held the next day, Monday. It is this event that attracts thousands of tourists to the city. Europeans seem to love going crazy en masse :)

8. Do the wheel. That is, stand on your hands and spin. Here it is a traditional ritual, there is even a monument to the boy doing the wheel. There are several legends about this. The most comprehensible sounds like this: in 1288 at the battle of Vorringen Count Adolf defeated the Archbishop of Cologne, from the joy of the inhabitants of the city, and especially children began to tumble in the wheel – Dusseldorf gained independence from Cologne and from a fishing village on the river turned into a city.

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9. Breathe the fresh air in the parks. A fifth of the city’s surface area is taken up by recreational areas, green spaces and forest parks. The Düsseldorf Green Ring begins with Nordpark and the Japanese Garden, and extends to the Urdenbacher Kämpe nature reserve in the southern part of the city.

10. Get into the habit of flying through Düsseldorf. In fact, Dusseldorf airport has the tightest schedule of flights to and from Russia among German airports. And from Dusseldorf you can already fly or go further – to a variety of European cities. It is convenient to make a change – there are a lot of decent hotels near the airport, it is not far to the city. For example, you can walk from the international terminal to the Lochhausen district in 25 minutes. There is another airport – Dusseldorf Wiese (Wetze), which is used by budget airlines. Ryanair flies from here to numerous cities in Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Croatia, there are flights to Morocco. And other low-cost airlines – EasyJet, Flybe, Condor Flugdienst, Meridiana, Spanair, etc. – fly from the main airport. And Cologne airport is not far away.

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