Planning a trip to Düsseldorf? Great choice! The city on the Rhine of the 21st century has lots to offer. Street culture in the Altstadt (Old Town), chic places to go out in the MedienHafen, alternative and creative flair in the districts Flingern and Unterbilk. The lifestyle is world-famous, its narrow streets are vibrant, and the multifaceted cultural scene produces spectacular events and exhibitions. Be surprised by the manifold offer of Düsseldorf!
Top facts about Düsseldorf:
Historic Old Town with the longest bar in the world
The Altstadt (Old Town) is a wondrous half square kilometre, busy every day and night. This is where the next beer comes without it being ordered, where tales are told and tranquillity goes hand in hand with the city‘s hustle and bustle. More than 260 pubs line the ‘longest bar in the world’: local breweries, lounges, cocktail bars and electro-clubs such as the Salon des Amateurs, which was ranked among the 25 best clubs in Europe by The Guardian. Tip: Nowhere else does Düsseldorf’s famous beer ‘Altbier’ taste as delicious as here.
Shopping at its best
With several shopping districts, Düsseldorf is home to the whole bandwidth of an exciting shopping city. The traditional shopping venues, such as the Königsallee, the Altstadt (Old Town) and Schadowstraße are complemented by unconventional and trendy centres of fashion in such districts as Flingern and Unterbilk. Additionally the famous boulevard Königsallee is being regarded as a major fashion and shopping location for more than 50 years, with its noble boutiques and famous international designer brands.
Modern MedienHafen (MediaHarbour)
Walk from the Altstadt (Old Town) along the most beautiful Rhine Embankment Promenade to the MedienHafen and discover stunning architectural masterpieces by Frank. O. Gehry, David Chipperfield and many more at this former harbour. But not only known for its architecture, the MediaHafen has a lot more in store for you! The MedienHafen is the second important nightlife area, where modern restaurants and clubs like ‘Port Seven’ and ‘Rudas Studios’ will surprise you.
Art and cultural metropolis
A little culture doesn’t hurt anybody! And there’s loads of it in Düsseldorf with its 27 museums and exhibition venues. Don’t miss a visit at the KIT – a museum in a disused tunnel under the Rhine Embankment Promenade – or discover the urban galleries in Flingern and Bilk. Düsseldorf has developed into an important centre for contemporary art in recent years, with both established museums and countless new ones. The world-famous art academy acts as the central core for Düsseldorf’s highly contrasting art landscape.
Kick-off the year with the true Rhenish Carnival, when the city centre turns from Mayhem to Rose Monday into a veritable madhouse – a promising highlight: The Rose Monday Procession. Lots of fun, the latest trends in clubbing and pop culture and certainly a special venue will be awaiting you at the Open Source Festival (OSF) at the Düsseldorf racecourse. Or see stars and upcoming bands of the electro and indie scene real close and on unusual stages during the New Fall Festival. The end of the year does not pass by without a highlight either: the Christmas Market casts a spell on Düsseldorf and turns it into an enchanting place for you.
Arrive in Düsseldorf in just an hour from 14 different UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham and Southampton. Six different airlines offer more than 200 direct flights/week, including low-cost airlines such as Flybe, jet2.com and easyJet. Best about it; It’s just a 15-minute ride by taxi or public transportation from the Düsseldorf Airport to the city centre. Besides, you can reach Düsseldorf in 5 hours by train or 6 to 8 hours by car or coach (from London) too.
Tip: The DüsseldorfCard is the cheapest and simplest way of getting to know the city. It grants not only unlimited use of trams and buses within the city area, but also free or reduced-price entry to museums, various attractions and leisure facilities for you.
For more information: www.visitduesseldorf.de
This article was in partnership with Visit Düsseldorf
All images courtesy of Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH