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10 great tips for Düsseldorf

Tips for your city break in Düsseldorf

A historic city centre, tasty beers and a wide range of museums. Düsseldorf is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway. With these 10 tips, you will know exactly what to do in Düsseldorf during your city break! Board ICE International and travel comfortably to the heart of Düsseldorf.
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1. Climb the Rheinturm

With a height of 240.5 metres, the Rheinturm (Rine Tower), a transmitter mast for radio and television, is an unmissable landmark in Düsseldorf. Climb Düsseldorf's tallest building and enjoy stunning views of the entire city. Visiting in the evening? Then book a table at the restaurant at the top of the tower. Here, you can enjoy dinner and the view!

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2. Discover the historic Altstadt centre

Going to Düsseldorf for a weekend? Then definitely visit the old town Altstadt. Here, you will find many intimate and historic streets. Visit Burgplatz, admire the impressive city hall or enjoy an Alt beer at one of the many lively terraces.
Do you prefer shopping? Then feast your eyes on the famous Köningsallee or go treasure hunting in the many small boutiques.

© Düsseldorf Tourismus – Photo: U. Otte

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3. Soaking up culture in Kunstammlung

Admire the modern art collection of the Kunstammlung North Rhine-Westphalia that is so extensive that two venues are needed to exhibit the collection. Within walking distance of one another are K20, with works from the 20th century, and K21, which shows art from the 1980s to the present. In the K21 building, you will find the impressive and photogenic installation In Orbit by artist Tomás Saraceno. Over twenty-five metres high, in the ridge of the historic building and under the glass dome, daring visitors can climb and clamber through the air in a spiderweb of wire-steel nets.

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4. Visit Benrath palace and park

You will imagine yourself in Versailles when visiting the palace and park Benrath in Düsseldorf. Located in Düsseldorf's southern district, this palace was built between 1756 and 1773 by Nicolas de Pigage. If you like art and historical buildings, this palace is definitely worth a visit!

© Düsseldorf Tourismus – Photo: U. Otte

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5. Explore Düsseldorf while cycling

Cycle along the Rheinpromenade and enjoy beautiful views across the river Rhine. Or stay in one of several bicycle-friendly hotels. With no less than 700 kilometres of cycle paths, Düsseldorf is the ideal city to explore by bike.

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6. Taste the famous Alt beer

Düsseldorf is known for its Alt beer, a local beer brewed according to an old recipe. Taste the famous Alt beer at one of the nine local breweries in Düsseldorf that brew Alt beer in the traditional way. Or opt for a tasting tray and enjoy a tasting of various small beers.

© Düsseldorf Tourismus – Photo: Sabrina Weniger

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7. Enjoy Japanese cuisine in Little Tokyo

Did you know that Düsseldorf has the largest number of Japanese residents in Europe? Düsseldorf's Little Tokyo Japanese quarter is therefore bursting with Japanese restaurants, supermarkets and shops. Enjoy refined Japanese cuisine, taste fresh sushi and sashimi or be surprised by delicious traditional rice and noodle dishes.

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8. Shop on the Köningsallee

The Königsallee is Düsseldorf's most famous shopping street and comparable to the P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. Running along a beautiful canal with old trees, you will find exclusive shops, international brands and six huge indoor shopping malls. Feast your eyes and admire the most stunning window displays of luxury brands, such as Chanel and Armani. Or go bargain hunting at the big chain shops.

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9. Visit the MedienHafen

A visit to the MedienHafen is definitely worthwhile if you like modern architecture. The MedienHafen greatly contrast with Düsseldorf's old centre. This modern district mixes old port buildings with modern buildings housing large companies. Between the businesses, you will find the city's fanciest restaurants, and in summer the terraces are packed with young locals.

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10. Visit the magical Christmas market

Every year, Düsseldorf is transformed into one big, magical fairy tale and you will find stalls with crafts, souvenirs and, above all, lots of delicious food and drinks all over the city. The Christmas market is an experience in itself. Planning a weekend in Düsseldorf around the holidays? Then you should definitely go for a day ofChristmas shopping at the Düsseldorf Christmas market!

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