Things to do in Dusseldorf
Often referred to as Germany's business and financial centre, Dusseldorf also has plenty to offer leisure travellers from around the globe. If you're looking to do some shopping, marvel in the locals' keen fashion sense, or attend a music festival or two, this might be the perfect destination choice to keep in mind.
For the Shopaholics
When it comes to buying a few special items, the Konigsallee is where you need to be. Some of the world's best known designers have opened up shops along this street, providing locals and tourists alike with the latest fashion trends and one-of-a-kind items that are sure to make wonderful conversation-starters once you get back. Shops include Abercrombie & Fitch, Karen Millen, Esprit, Phillip Plein, Burberry, and more. Whatever your style or preferences, you are guaranteed to find something worthwhile here.
The Classic Remise makes for an excellent day out. Regardless of whether or not you have an interest in automobile history and fine, classic vehicles, the cars and motorcycles on show are guaranteed to get your attention. If you're feeling particularly extravagant, you'll be pleased to discover that some of the classics are also available for sale.
Schloss Benrath will divert your attention from cars to the beauty of traditional architecture. This gorgeous palace has a rich history and a firm place in the hearts of the locals. In fact, it has also recently been put forward as a possible UNESCO World Heritage Site. Schloss Benrath is also home to an incredible museum and a beautiful park in which to enjoy a long, leisurely stroll.
If you're in the mood to experience more of Dusseldorf's greenery and nature, your next stop should be the Wildpark. Not only will you be able to see some amazing wildlife, but you just might get a chance to feed the animals, too. If you are travelling as a family, this is definitely an outing that the children will love.
The Dusseldorf Hafen is the main harbour in the city. It boasts some very interesting architecture and access to a few of Dusseldorf's most popular bars and nightclubs. It's definitely worth exploring once the sun goes down.
Dusseldorf Hafen is one of the hotspots when it comes to experiencing the city's infamous nightlife. Here, you will be able to view the majestic Rhine tower in all of its glory while sipping on the finest wines, sampling the tastiest treats and listening to the best music in town. Other popular nightlife venues include:
- Et Kabuffke Killepitschstube: No matter what sort of party you're looking for, you need to stop by Et Kabuffke Killepitschstube and try out their famous Killepitsch - a local liquor made out of herbs and similar in taste to Jägermeister, albeit slightly sweeter. A drink unique to Dusseldorf.
- The View Sky Lounge and Bar: What's the point of enjoying a sun-downer if you can't make the most of the gorgeous views that the city has to offer? Luckily, the View Sky Lounge and Bar promises both.
- The Altstadt: The Old Town is known as "the longest bar in the world" because there are over 300 bars and clubs in a half square kilometer. A good time is guaranteed when you hit this lively district.
- Local Breweries: You'll also find several small breweries which make the local drink, "Alt Beer." If you want to experience local life, this drink is a must have! The breweries, such as Brauerei Im Füchschen and Zum Hirschen, also serve up traditional, regional dishes such as Schweinhaxe, a crispy pork knuckle with red cabbage and potatoes.