15 Best Things To Do in Dusseldorf

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.

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 continues 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 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 works 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 meter, 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 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

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  1. Old Town, Altstadt

    #1 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    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. Konigsallee

    #2 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    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. Rheinturm

    #3 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    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. Medienhafen

    #4 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    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. Neanderthal Museum

    #5 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    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. Hofgarten

    #6 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Hofgartenstraße, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The first ever public park in Germany was in Dusseldorf, the Hofgarten Park. In the late 1700’s, the premises was a hunting palace before being annihilated by Napoleon’s troops. Located ri...Read more

  7. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-westfalen

    #7 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    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

  8. Museum Kunstpalast

    #8 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    Museum Kunstpalast

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

    Address: Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Kunst Palast, one of the finest art museums along the Rhine, was redeemed itself rather well. Even though the museum started with a patronage of artists opening a gallery for the public, went on t...Read more

  9. St. Lambertus

    #9 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    St. Lambertus

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Tower

    Address: Stiftsplatz 7, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

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

    Possibly the oldest building of the Alstadt historic distric, the St. Lambertus church is one of the four oldest Roman Catholic churches of Dusseldorf. The leaning tower of the Basilica is a city land...Read more

  10. Hetjens-Museum

    #10 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    Tags: Museum, History Museum

    Address: Schulstrasse 4, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    As you trot along the Rhine promenade, you will come across a building known for its extensive research and displays of ceramic art from all over the world. Quite an unconventional topic when you thin...Read more

  11. Goethe-Museum

    #11 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Jacobistraße 2, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    We’ve all read the Pied Piper of Hamelin but do we know who wrote it? One of Germany’s most famous and well loved authors, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe! Housed in a pretty pink house on the ...Read more

  12. Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

    #12 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

    Tags: Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Grabbeplatz 4, 40213 Dusseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Kunsthalle, in German, stands for a place that hosts art exhibitions. Right across the street from the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, is the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle where the leading contemporary wo...Read more

  13. Heinrich-Heine-Institut

    #13 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf

    Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Bilker Straße 12, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Yet another German literature to be reckoned with, the Heinrich Heine Institut is dedicated to the works and life of the writer Heinrich Heine. It’s the only museum in the entire world that is b...Read more

  14. Phoenix Sauna

    #14 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    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

  15. Hilton Duesseldorf

    #15 of 1365 Things To Do in Dusseldorf
    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

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    Hügel 15

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    Hoher Weg 15

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    Emscherstraße 71

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    Am Schloss Broich 28

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  • Kaiserberg

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    Kirschbaumstraße 15

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    Lohmühler Berg 1A

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  • Berg, Rüdiger

    Düsseldorfer Straße 195

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  • Mirker Hain

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    Stallagsbergweg 9

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    Am Seeufer 80

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    Kalkweg 262

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  • Neanderthal Museum

    Talstraße 300

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    Raketenstation Hombroich 1

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  • Cubus Kunsthalle GmbH & Co

    Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße 64

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    Merscheider Straße 297

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    Minkel 2

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  • Pumpkin Island

    Kohnacker 200

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  • Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

    Emscherstraße 71

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  • Familienparadies Ittertal

    Ittertalstraße 50

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  • Freizeitpark Niederheider Wäldchen

    Bonner Straße 121

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  • Play Automaten GmbH

    Neusser Straße 288

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    Duisburger Straße 185

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  • Sushi Factory

    Nürnberger Straße 40

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  • FCUK Yoga Bar

    Emmastraße 13

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  • Palazzo

    Königstraße 39

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  • The Pogs - Irish Pub

    Bahnhofstraße 31

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    Düsseldorfer Straße 79

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    Ruhrufer 5

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    Landfermannstraße 6

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    Corneliusstraße 101

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    Am Wehrhahn 17

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    Hochstraße 60

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  • Westdeutsche Spielbanken GmbH & Co

    Landfermannstraße 6

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    Gerichtsstraße 40

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    Heidelberger Straße 42

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    Grüne 1

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  • Freunde und Förderer Ohligser Vogelpark

    Baverter Straße 58

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