When to Go in Dusseldorf

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Located along the River Rhine, Dusseldorf is a glamorous city, and one of the most well-known towns in Germany, due to its fashion and trade fairs, and high quality of life. With mild temperatures year-round, any time of year is a good time to visit Dusseldorf.

However, you might want to plan your trip during one of Dusseldorf’s world-famous festivals in July or November.

Dusseldorf’s Biggest Funfair on the Rhine

Every July, Dusseldorf hosts what is known as “The Biggest Funfair on the Rhine,” between July 18 and 26. This fun carnival, which started in 1316, takes place at Rheinwiesen, and attracts more than 4 million people annually. The family-friendly event features thrilling roller coasters and rides, and more than 300 booths, attractions and beer tents. The celebration lights up the sky with fireworks on July 24. With temperatures averaging in the mid-70s during July, this is a fun time to visit Dusseldorf.

Carnival and Street Parade in November

If you are up for traveling in the winter, November is another good time to visit Dusseldorf. With temperatures averaging in the mid-40s during November, weather is mild enough for traveling and touring Dusseldorf’s many museums, art galleries, concert halls, shops, brew pubs and more. Dusseldorf hosts a fantastic carnival with a street parade in November, which leads up to the Christmas markets.

Christmas Markets in December

Tens of thousands of visitors shop for hand-made goodies, snacks, and gifts at Dusseldorf’s Christmas markets. The Christmas markets, which are open every year between late November and late December, can be found throughout Dusseldorf, with most of them centralized downtown. You’ll find all kinds of Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations throughout Dusseldorf in November and December—including mulled red wine, roasted chestnuts and festival holiday lights.

Year-Round Sight-seeing

Dusseldorf is a lively city with several major attractions to visit any time of year. There is unlimited entertainment, sight-seeing, shopping and dining to do in Dusseldorf whenever you go. From old town to castles, museum, concerts, art galleries, parks and more, Dusseldorf is a fascinating vacation destination for people of all ages from all over the world. Only one thing is guaranteed: the longer you can stay, the more fun you will have in Dusseldorf.

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