15 Best Things To Do in Dusseldorf, Germany

Nah... Not Dumbledore! It’s City with glory of history and modernization! Düsseldorf …

Düsseldorf is a city situated at the west of Germany. The city is famous for fashion industry and art scene. The Rhine River divides the history and modern era in the city. To the east old town and to the west modern commercial area are situated beautifully. Here we have covered you with all top tourist attractions in Dusseldorf.

Let's explore Dusseldorf points of interest and the 15 best things to do in Dusseldorf:

1. Altstadt

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The old town, chiefly known as Altstadt, has preserved its historical beauty in all its glory and that’s what makes it a must-watch place. The center of the town is Marktplatz where town hall and statue of Elector John William II are famous sites. Along with them, the other attractions include Castle tower, Museums, the neighbor district Ehernhof and home to the domed Tonhalle.

2. Königsallee

The most elegant shopping street in Düsseldorf, also known as “Ko” is often compared to Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Extravagant boutiques, luxurious shopping arcades, art galleries, restaurants and café continue to drag mass of tourists since the 18th century.  A 31-meter wide water canal covered with trees on both sides adds spectacular beauty to the Konigsallee, which ends at the beautiful Triton fountain.

3. Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum Düsseldorf

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Well this place is something! Yes a must visit! This museum is a unique combination of a zoo, an aquarium and a natural history museum. The 25 themed rooms are reserved for the biodiversity starting from first borne sea organisms to their spreads in the sea and other habitats. The magnificent sperm whale skeleton is the hero of this museum. Along with that a large shark aquarium, living coral reefs, fish species, crocodiles, insects, amphibians and reptiles add ravishing beauty to the museum. The museums also work on conservation and breeding projects for endangered species and biodiversity.

4. Rheinturm

Let’s hear it for the icon of Düsseldorf. It is the pride of Düsseldorf’s cityscape. A telecommunication tower rising up to 240.5 meters, facilitates you the gorgeous view of Düsseldorf city from its sightseeing desk. Food is first! So even at this height, you can get delicious food from tower restaurant to add some taste & energy to your day.

5. Schloss Benarth

A spontaneous baroque palace, constructed in the 17th century, Schloss Benarth is a piece of glorious German history. The chief attractions of the palace are interior of the whole palace, huge park, the main building known as “Museum Corps de Logis”, Museum of landscape art & Natural science museum.

6. Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth

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Built in 19th century, Kaiserswerth is counted as oldest and richest structure set on the lap of Rhine. The baroque accent in structures, the Excellency and picture perfect sights make this place a center of attraction for tourists and archeologists. The ancient history suggests that this used to be an oldest church. The place is mostly in ruins, still manages to stand strong and impressive just like its 4 meter thick walls.

7. Rheinuferpromenade

When the sun is at its brightest at the shores of River Rhine, The whole promenade on the bank is luminous and breathtaking.  It was built in 20th century, but became more exquisite place for wonderers and tourists when the traffic was diverted underground. The beautiful sceneries, park next to promenade and street café shops steals the show and make promenade a sunny day place to visit.

8. Hofgarten

Set as the crown of Düsseldorf, This beautiful park spreads in 65 acre, beginning from north of the city through Old town and Königsallee to the lap of River Rhine. The park was designed in English landscape style. Which now, is rich with many streams and meadows and ancient buildings. Along with the eye-catching landscapes, the park is also home for various modern sculptures and monuments, specially the creations of Henry Moore.

9. Düssel

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A small affluent stream of river Rhine, which flows through Neander valley. The special thing about the valley is that the fossil of first Neanderthal man where found here. At Düsseldorf this river makes river delta. Which makes a beautiful scenery in Düsseldorf. At the bank, beautiful landscapes and wild amputees catch the attraction of the tourists and nature lovers.

10. St. Lambertus

Built in 14th century .The twisting tower of this church is the definition of Düsseldorf’s skyline. Its appearance wasn’t intentional but affected due to fire that caught the tower in 18th century, though there are many superstitious stories about the twisted look of tower. Let’s not fall for them and enjoy the views and architecture of this beautiful church.

11. Burgplatz

The place was initially named for the castle which stood till the 19th century. Burgplatz is now a place for hang out and coffee and chat time place for friends. The floors of the tower were initially built in 14th century, the 15th century came up with third and fifth one was created in 18th century. The place has a museum singing the glory of the old city, Rhine River’s ecosystem and history of Germany.

12. Wildpark im Grafenberger Wald

Set on the east of the city, this park is in a 200-year-old beech forest. In park, several local German species of deer, mouflon, wild boars, pheasant and wildcats wonder and prosper in their natural habitat, Ahh the perks are, you can feed them apples and grains. This park has 3km guided walking trail which facilitates tourist to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and various animal and plant species.

13. Neanderthal Museum

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Accommodated at the purlieu of the city, this museum is the home of human history and culture. It can surely take you to the sours of great history of mankind through its extravagant collection of human fossil and sculpture of the first man! I mean who doesn’t get fascinated by the monuments of the ancestors and their lifestyles! Along with that the sea of archaeological information never fails to drag archeology lovers to the museum.

14. Schlossturm

The schlossturm is the palace tower set on the Shore of Rhine River.  It is the only preserved section of city’s palace and holds the pride of being the landmark of the state capital. The oldest inland shipping museums in Germany is set inside The Schlossturm, Which exhibits river ecology, shopping and ship building history, trade and travel and lively portraits.

15. Film Museum

As per the name suggests, it is the home for the glorious history of music and movie making  technology. Throughout its periphery it portraits lively history of movies, and rare vintage film technology. It also exhibits portraits of famous movie figures like Marline Moore, set designs, props and beautiful costumes. A pseudo film studio and special effect section provides you the idea of creativity and efforts in movie making. It also consists an archive, a library and a small cinema screen with day-to-day screenings. You can have the feel of Hollywood studio and vintage era amidst the premises of the film museum.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Dusseldorf, Germany

Must see places in Dusseldorf ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of Dusseldorf tourist attractions & points of interest.

  1. # 1 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 2139 times in trip plans
    Old Town, Altstadt

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Pubs, Neighborhoods

    Address: Heinrich-Heine-Allee, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Altstadt, literally meaning ‘old town’, is the best place you could visit to feel the real Dusseldorf. Referred to the locals as the longest bar in the world, there are over 300 tavern...Read more

  2. # 2 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 2205 times in trip plans

    Tags: Walking Area, Leisure, Shopping Center

    Address: Konigsallee, 40212 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    What Fifth Avenue is to New York, Konigsallee is to Dusseldorf! Loosely translating to ‘King Avenue’, a shopping spree does in fact imply that you can live life, king size. A landscaped ca...Read more

  3. # 3 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 2371 times in trip plans

    Tags: Landmark, Tower, Architecture , Observation Deck

    Address: Stromstraße 20, 40212 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    The tallest building in the city, the Rheintrum is a towering landmark (pun intended). Though not as tall as the Television Tower in Berlin, the Rheintrum is an important landmark for the city of Duss...Read more

  4. # 4 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 1863 times in trip plans

    Tags: Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Architecture

    Address: Harbour Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    What used to be an old harbour side replete with abandoned buildings and warehouses is now one of the commercially thriving areas of the city. One particular industry that has really established its f...Read more

  5. # 5 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 1282 times in trip plans
    Neanderthal Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum, Natural History Museum

    Address: Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    As the name suggests, the Neanderthal Museum features exhibits on the evolution of man. Built in 1996, the architect of museum was chosen through a competition where several countries presented their ...Read more

  6. # 6 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 1373 times in trip plans
    Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-westfalen

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located at the alstadt (old town), the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is a fine example of why Dusseldorf has such a thriving art scene. Spanning across three buildings (K20, K21 and Schmela Haus) ...Read more

  7. # 7 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 102 times in trip plans
    Phoenix Sauna

    Address: Platanenstraße 11A, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 12:00 am - 06:00 am Details

    An exclusively LGBT community sauna, for our gay folks, the Phoenix Sauna is the ultimate destination to head after a long day of going around things to do in Düsseldorf. This place with its ecle...Read more

  8. # 8 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 1 time in trip plans
    The City Monument At Burgplatz

    Address: Burgplatz | Altstadt, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt)

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is an artwork of Bert Gerresheim. It is a kaleidoscope of local history starting with the battle of Worringen, the signing of foundation documents by the Earl of Berg and several scenes including...Read more

  9. # 9 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 9 times in trip plans
    Hilton Duesseldorf

    Address: Georg-Glock-Straße 20, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The hotel offers private luxurious suites and is a perfect location for business travelers. It is newly renovated and is located in the north of the city. The rooms come with comfort, en-suite bathroo...Read more

  10. # 10 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 15 times in trip plans
    Hotel Ibis Duesseldorf

    Address: Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 14, 40210 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is a fashion hub in the city, for all those who like trendy fashion. The quarter has recently been turned into a creative district, offering stores like the ones you can find in Berlin and other ...Read more

  11. # 11 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 18 times in trip plans
    Capella Breidenbacher Hof

    Address: Königsallee 11, 40212 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in downtown Dusseldorf, the hotel consists of 92 guestrooms and suites and offers retail shops, a fitness centre, a meeting place a restaurant and a cigar lounge. The rooms are quite luxurious...Read more

  12. # 12 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    Address: Burgplatz | Altstadt, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Situated in the old town limits next to Rhine, it used to house a castle of the Earls of Berg. The castle was later reconstructed to a baroque palace which burned down in 1872. The Square houses the t...Read more

  13. # 13 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    Dusseldorf City Hall

    Address: Münsterstraße 230-238, 40470 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The hall dates from the 16th century. It houses the city parliament and the whole building consists of three parts. There are guided tours for free every Wednesday at 3pm. The tour includes a showing ...Read more

  14. # 14 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 193 times in trip plans
    Brauerei Im Fuchschen

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Ratinger Str. 28, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    Beer lover and in Düsseldorf? You’ve got to head to the Brauerei Im Fuchschen! Serving delicious beer, brewed using a secret recipe, passed down through ages, this place is a popular jaunt ...Read more

  15. # 15 of 1369 Things To Do in Dusseldorf | Added 7 times in trip plans

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    Address: Zollhof 10, Medienhafen, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    To enjoy the best Asian flavours, you must book a table at Mongo's Restaurant Düsseldorf. Like in other branches of Mongo’s, you will get here a scope to choose your favourite sauce, marina...Read more

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