1.4 miles from downtown
Hafen is a district in transition. Bulging into the Rhine, these docklands silos and smokestacks are gradually being engulfed by a wave of cool. Avant-garde constructions scream for attention as media execs chatter into their iPhones below. At night, Düsseldorf’s glitterati are drawn to the twinkling lights and pricey cocktails.
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4 miles from downtown
Many visitors to Düsseldorf make Lohausen their very first stop. Twenty million a year, in fact. The area is the setting for one of Germany’s biggest airports. Outside, you’d never guess how many people pass through the district. Among its leafy streets, neighbours shoot the breeze over garden fences as the odd cyclist rolls lazily by.
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As the capital of Germany’s North Rhine–Westphalia region, Düsseldorf is dripping with style and has plenty to offer every kind of traveller. From shopping in high-end fashion boutiques to taking in views of the River Rhine from atop the 790-feet-tall Rheinturm, you’ll be hard pressed to ever find yourself bored here.
Architecture in Düsseldorf is a celebration of diversity, where futuristic buildings such as the iconic Gehry Bauten go hand in hand with the medieval structures and narrow, cobblestone streets of the Old Town – otherwise known as the Altstadt. Don’t miss a chance to explore the eye-catching Schloss Benrath – an 18th-century baroque palace which now houses a natural history museum and manicured gardens.
Known as the fashion capital of Germany, Düsseldorf is teeming with places in which to shop. Streets such as Königsallee and Schadowstrasse – billed as Germany’s ‘shopping mile’ – are lined with a whole host of boutique shops – from Armani to Chanel and everything in between.
From bar-hopping around the Old Town – the self-proclaimed ‘longest bar in the world’ – to hanging with the locals in cavernous beer halls, there’s plenty of life after dark in Düsseldorf. Favourites include the Zum Uerige brewpub and the Salon des Amateurs – one of Germany’s most progressive dance clubs which pumps out electronic music all night long.
There’s plenty of art and culture in Düsseldorf. Head to the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen for modern art and the Schifffahrtsmuseum for an insight into the city’s maritime history.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.07|
|Average weekend price||$111 per night|
|Average weekday price||$109 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
if you like walking and go shopping.. Dusseldorf would be a wonderful choice, its amazing a city with the down town area ( zentrum) where you can find malls and shopping streets.. clean. with variety of shops and suits all budgets.. nice cafes and restaurants.. that suits a;; tastes and needs.. Lebanese.. Turkish and other cuisines are available every where in Dusseldorf.. its worth staying for at least 4 nights
Dusseldorf is tourist-friendly, although most people speak German. You can get by if you ask them if they can converse in English, it makes things easier. It was easy getting around, I didn't even buy any bus or train tickets because most places I intended to visit were just close to my hotel. The shops and restaurants were a walking distance.
This is a lovely city with the Rhine promenade excellent for drinks/food and watching the boats go by. The Old Town is full of affordable restaurants and the Konigsallee is the place for shopping, from department stores to high end retailers. Its also a safe place to walk around and the locals are so helpful if you need directions. We bought a Dusseldorf card which gave us free travel on the trains, trams, buses and UBahn so walking was kept to a reasonable level. It also had free entry to the Aqua Zoo included, which is really good, especially if the weather is not great. We have visited several times to see family but also to have a short break. We can recommend Dusseldorf for a city break.
Old town was lovely, but expensive. There were lots of pubs with outdoor seating. We went in the summer so it was nice to sit out and enjoy the view of the old town and its beers. In terms of food, I would recommend researching where you want top eat before your trip as some places are overpriced. Visited the town museum- it was quiet and I think underlooked, there were a lot of amazing artefacts and artwork there. The museum gave a full history of the city. Lots of street art around the promenade area, great for riverside walk. The city had a lot of greenery and public parks with wildlife. These were lovely to sit in and enjoy. Would recommend visiting the Japanese quarter- very good food.
This trip was my second time in Düsseldorf. I returned for the night life on Bolkerstrasse, which gets very crowded with people out drinking and having a good time, so if this is for you it's a good place. The Rhein river is of course an awesome sight, and the promenade again has a lot of places to stop for a drink or just walk along and enjoy the sunset. Königsallee offers good shopping and interesting sights. Walking along the Stadtgraben is relaxing with shady trees and a lot to look at as you casually stroll. The market at Carlsplatz offers a lot of gourmet food, flowers, cheeses, wines, butchers, and some restaurants. On the negative side, some of the people seem like they can be materialistic and arrogant. Düsseldorf sees itself as the Paris of Germany, so some people can be full of themselves, and you invite this kind of attitude if you go to the wrong places on Bolkerstrasse. However, there are good and bad everywhere one goes, so take that for what its worth. The city is very walkable, with a lot of changing scenery, green spaces, culture, and just interesting things to see. I did not go into any museums, nor did I go up into the tower, so I cannot speak to these aspects. Also, my range was more-or-less limited to the Altstadt area.
Great stuff We didn’t love the room as was at the back of the hotel and the view was awful and lot of noises in the morning . The mattress was not comfortable and we had soar back at the end . The room was very clean . Location was okay but a bit far to walk every day and back from Old town
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