There’s lots to do on a city break to the vibrant German city of Dusseldorf, which has a great variety of places to visit. Check out the top spots below, from locations to capture a beautiful view, to museums, shopping and nightlife.
Explore The Old Town
Take a day to explore the beautiful Old Town, Altstadt. The area is home to some of important Dusseldorf attractions, such as the Kunstsammlung art gallery, the Opera House and the Old City Hall. Take a stroll around Burgplatz square to see the ruins of a historic castle and its remaining castle tower, then eat lunch at a café overlooking the river.
Make time to go window shopping in the legendary street Königsallee, which starts in the Old Town and where you will find big name designer brands and fashion boutiques. Indulge in a delicious pastry or choose a sweet treat from a deli in one of the area's arcades, and eat it while admiring the view of the Königsallee boulevard canal.
The Filmmuseum Düsseldorf in Altstadt is a cool place to visit if you are a fan of the silver screen. The Filmmuseum's permanent collection showcases vintage technologies and interactive exhibits on the history of film, props, costumes, photographs, projectors and more. The museum has daily film screenings for visitors, and you can even visit a replica film studio.
Near the Altstadt is also one of Dusseldorf’s most famous clubs, Stone Im Ratinger Hof. Once a hotspot for the early punk movement, this cult Dusseldorf venue now hosts a variety of music performances. There are regular concerts and club nights, featuring genres from alt to indie, punk to garage.
If you want to sample more of contemporary Dusseldorf life, head to the buzzing MedienHafen area of the city for a sophisticated afternoon. MedienHafen is home to TV and radio studios as well as fashion houses and agencies, so enjoy a vibrant, modern atmosphere. While there, take in the unique landmark architecture of skyscrapers and then relax in a glamorous harbor front restaurant or café. This cosmopolitan area is also home to the Rhine Tower, which gives you awe inspiring views of Dusseldorf from a high viewing platform or rotating restaurant.
The Dusseldorf bus tour is a particularly good way to take in the top Dusseldorf attractions. In 90 minutes you can visit MedienHafen, Altstadt, Königsallee and more attractions in Dusseldorf on a cheery double decker with English commentary. What’s more, you can hop off and on the tour at points of interest and enjoy them at your leisure on your city break to Dusseldorf.
The stylish Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, Dusseldorf is a great base for your city break to Dusseldorf. It’s an easy walk through picturesque parks and along the river Rhine from trendy MedienHafen to baroque Altstadt.