Düsseldorf is considered to be one of the trendiest cities in Germany, charming and with a great tradition that has earned its place in the world with its outstanding art and culture scene. For example, the Düsseldorf Opera House built by Frank Gehry is located here, and in the old town you can immerse yourself in centuries of history when you visit the Sankt Lambertus Church from the 13th century and the castle tower. Stroll along the banks of the Main at sunset, where you can discover the architectural masterpieces of well-known architects at the Medienhafen, or enjoy an extensive shopping spree, starting with Königsallee up to Schadowstraße, where you will find exclusive boutiques and the great designers lined up door to door.
Statistically, Düsseldorf is the fourth largest city in Germany. She has a very own charm that suits the chic people of the city. Düsseldorf is the capital of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city has about 580,000 inhabitants. There are 44 boroughs and another twenty suburbs. The city itself has no geographical center. The historic central areas are the banks of the Rhine, the old town and the station district. The Rhine is the natural border to the neighboring cities. Düsseldorf is located directly on the Rhine and is therefore easily accessible from Germany's largest waterway junction in Cologne and Duisburg. Düsseldorf Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Germany. Düsseldorf is known as the capital of fashion. There are a lot of sub-regional fashion brands that produce their products in Düsseldorf.
FUN fact: There are 10 Pillar Saints scattered throughout the city. Can you find them all?
Here are our tips for Düsseldorf:
- Enjoy a spectacular variety show at Roncalli's Apollo Theater, where you will be enchanted by outstanding acrobatics and a rousing program. With the Show&Dine tickets you can also enjoy the event with your companion with a 3-course menu with all your senses.
- Japanese garden
Düsseldorf has had a special connection to Japan since the 1970s. The Japanese Garden was a gift from the Japanese community to Düsseldorf and is still tended to this day by Japanese gardeners according to Japanese tradition. The temple is a particular highlight as it is the only Japanese temple in all of Europe.
- Canoo ship restaurant
Romance on the Rhine with a candlelight dinner on the water? With a unique view of the Düsseldorf skyline and great food, this is possible in the Canoo ship restaurant and you can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere and experience the sunset with passing ships on the Rhine.
- The ``Kö'' Koenigsallee
One of the most popular Düsseldorf sights is the Königsallee. It is probably the most famous shopping street in the country, or at least as well known as Berlin's Ku'damm. However, it is better known under the nickname "Kö". This shopping street is perfect for an extensive shopping spree, because there are many nice shops here that are tailored to your needs. From fashion to jewelery to sports and lifestyle, everything is here. If you walk through the Königsallee here, you should get your feet on the pedals. It is best if you are traveling by bike. Bikes can be hired inexpensively from the many bike parking spots along the roadside.
Carnival is an insanely fun time! This is also due to the fact that the Düsseldorf tradition of the fifth season has spread to the people. The whole town is dressed up in the craziest costumes and people party till they drop. But if you've never been to Düsseldorf, you might think it's one big festival. In addition to the countless costume parades, there are also many other activities that are a special experience for young and old.
- Rhine Tower
The Rhine Tower is one of the most famous sights in the city. It is the tenth highest television tower in Germany and a landmark of Düsseldorf. The Rhine Tower was completed in 1982 and is located on the banks of the Rhine. It has a height of about 240 meters. But what exactly is the building called? Surprisingly, the Rheinturm is not only a television tower, but also a clock tower. He performed these two functions together from 1982 to 2000. Up to this point in time, the "rheinterrassenuhr" kept the clock here. If you are regularly in the vicinity of Düsseldorf, you should definitely take a look at the building up close.
Coco's insider tip:
Visit the 360° bar The VIEW Skylounge&Bar in Düsseldorf in the hotel
Innside on the 16th floor at the Düsseldorf harbor which is an absolute hot spot. Elegant design and spectacular lighting effects make the evening a real experience alongside fantastic food and great DJs