Things to do in Düsseldorf

This wealthy and exuberant city is a melting pot of different cultures, and home to some of the most stunning picturesque views in Germany. Whenever vacationing in this city, you will be spoilt for choice as far as fun and exciting things to do are concerned.

There is no better place to start your holiday than the Rhine Tower. This is the city’s tallest building from where you can get stunning 360 degree views of the city. Enjoy fine dining at the revolving restaurant, or take photos from the observatory spot at the top. Fun fact that makes this attraction a must-visit: Rhine Tower is the biggest digital clock globally, so look out for the lights after dusk.

Party-lovers will easily gravitate towards Altstadt, a location that is home to hundreds of bars and clubs, the ultimate location to go pub-crawling. These features have earned the area its famous nickname, the longest bar worldwide. Whether you would like to mingle with the vivacious students sipping on tequila, or are more content with the local beer, touring Altstadt is one of those must-do things in the city.

Retail therapy is almost synonymous with vacationing, which is why tourists will enjoy splurging at Konigsalle. If you are traveling on a budget, you could indulge in window shopping, all the while enjoying the tranquility of the canal region.

With modernity creeping in, some of the fun things to do in Dusseldorf revolve around ancient structures that allow tourists to walk back in time and marvel at the city’s origins. Make your way to the Deaconess’s Institute of Kaiserswerth and discover what it was like for Florence Nightingale serving in the region in her capacity as a nurse.

Another fascinating place where you could walk back in time is at the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, a declared UNESCO heritage site that offers fundamental lessons on the country’s history as far as mining is concerned. The complex is home to exhibitions that celebrate the country’s history and culture.

If you are an art lover looking for a unique yet stylish thing to do, spend some time at the Kunsthalle Dussedorf. This is a vibrant area that boasts a bohemian culture, and is home to a myriad of galleries and museums. Look out for the popular Kunst im Tunnel, an underground tunnel that hosts regular art exhibitions.

Unwind from the day’s activities on the Rhine embankment where you can stroll and enjoy the city’s sights and sounds. Or simply go sunbathing and enjoy a good read. Whichever you choose to do, good weather is always reason enough to relax on the embankment.

The best time to visit and enjoy fun things to do in Dusseldorf is between June and August when the fair weather makes it easy to tour different parts of the city conveniently. Other months are characterized by a dip in the temperatures, which sometimes makes it tricky for family travel. All in all, Dusseldorf is one of Germany’s most exciting tour destinations and we recommend you stay at Hotel Excelsior Düsseldorf when you visit.

Photo Credit - Frank Friedrichs

Photo Credit – Frank Friedrichs