Top 5 Must Do's in DusseldorfEdit This
Known for its high quality of life, Dusseldorf offers fascinating
places to see and things to do. Located on the banks of the
River Rhine, it's an elegant city that is world-famous for its fashion
and trade fairs. Here are the Top 5 Must Do's on your trip to Dusseldorf.
1: Visit Altstadt
is Dusseldorf's old town, and known as the world’s longest bar. Dusseldorf’s native beer, Altbier, is plentiful. Find more than 250
bustling pubs, home-brew taverns, restaurants and cafes within walking
distance. Shoppers and fashionistas will delight in the rows of shops
and boutiques that were converted out of old-style houses.
Best of all, you don’t have to worry about traffic while you explore Altstadt on foot. Traffic flows underground through the Rhine embankment tunnel, so pedestrians can walk the Rhine promenade while admiring the views of the River Rhine, the Rhine tower and the beautiful city of Dusseldorf. If you have extra time, choose from several historic museums along the Altstadt.
2: Go Shopping
Königsallee, which is referred to simply as Kö by locals, is the
traditional fashion center for Dusseldorf, and presents many high-end
fashion stores. Also ideal for pedestrians, the Kö offers a new
promenade that is two kilometers long. You can see all the latest
European styles while walking from store to store on the promenade.
3: Appreciate Art
Art lovers will not want to
miss the Museum Kunst Palast, which holds one of the finest art
collections of the Rhineland. This museum was restructured,
renovated and renamed, and re-opened in 2001.
The Museum Kunst Palast presents exclusive collections and exhibits, including a painting gallery, a modern art collection and a graphic arts collection. It also offers tours and guidance for schools, special holiday programs and birthday parties.
4: Culture and History Museum
lovers will also enjoy the oldest museum in Dusseldorf: the
Stadtmuseum. This historic museum boasts an amazing collection of the
culture, history and arts of Dusseldorf.
You’ll learn about urban development and industrialization of Dusseldorf, and enjoy coffee and cakes from the museum’s café, Spoerl in the Ey.
5: Visit the Palace
While you’re in Dusseldorf, be sure to see the late-Baroque Benrath Palace. This majestic castle is more than 200 years old, and is located in a beautiful park with the original settings restored.
With all of these attractions, museums, theaters, art galleries, concert halls, shopping, restaurants and bars, there is more to see in Dusseldorf than you can imagine. Plan your trip carefully so you can see and do as much as possible while you are there.