Düsseldorf Tourist Information

Düsseldorf Travel Guide

Düsseldorf, located on the banks of the River Rhine, is a beautiful city known for its elegant architecture, spacious parks, and ubiquitous bars. Famous for its 260 pubs found in the old town centre, where the best German beers are offered, Düsseldorf is also graced with great natural beauty. Large areas of green characterise the city, and its riverfront is perfect for strolling on clear days.

The area near the waterfront is known as Oberkassel, and is a commercial area boasting shops and hotels housed in art nouveau buildings. This is one of the prettiest areas of Düsseldorf, where on clear days the twin towers of Cologne can be seen in the distance.

Düsseldorf Tourist Attractions

Düsseldorf's old town centre, the Altstadt is a charming area distinguished by its Baroque architecture and cobblestone streets. Today it is a pedestrian-only area boasting the finest shopping in the city. Not only are there are plenty of stores, restaurants, and cafés this area is also home to over 260 pubs, making Düsseldorf one of the best places in Germany to sample the local brew.

Another interesting feature of Düsseldorf is its sizable Japanese population - the reason behind the many excellent Japanese restaurants, many of which can be found in the Alstadt. Apart from eating and drinking your fill, you can also indulge in retail therapy in Düsseldorf. In recent years, the city has become one of Germany's trendiest cities, and you can find the latest in fashion in the area of Königsallee.

Visitors will find Düsseldorf is also home to plenty of parks that are ideal for resting and relaxation. To admire the region's flora, visit the Botanical Garden. Another popular park is Nordpark, which is frequented by joggers. Nordpark has its own café which provides visitors with a resting spot for refreshments.

Travel Around Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf International Airport is one of Germany's largest airports, from where there are numerous flights departing for major European and American cities. From the airport, getting to Düsseldorf is made very easy by the S-Bahn. S-Bahn rail services depart from the airport every 20 minutes for the city centre and main train station. Once you are at the main train station, get on the U-Bahn (underground) to the Altstadt, a three-minute journey.

Visitors to Düsseldorf are advised to take out travel insurance before leaving home. Travel insurance will insure that you don't end up paying any expensive medical bills in the event of an accident, while also covering you in cases of petty theft of lost luggage, allowing you to rest easy and enjoy your holiday.