Unwind during your downtime in Düsseldorf after a successful business deal. This west German city is best known for its fashion industry and art scene, but it has plenty of other attractions just waiting for you to explore.
There's a reason why it's known as Germany's most elegant avenue and arguably one of the world's greatest. Locals know this upscale shopping street as simply 'the Kö.' Although its origins date back to 1802, you'll find plenty of modern designer clothiers, art galleries and exclusive boutiques, including Cartier, Chanel and Prada. Need a break? Take your pick from the many al fresco cafés and restaurants on this picture-perfect, tree-lined street, which runs along both sides of the old town moat.
Classic Remise Dusseldorf
This specialty center is a must for Lamborghini lovers and Ferrari fiends alike. Housed in a former train station, the Classic Remise features an astounding collection of classic, high-end cars arranged around the center of the building. There's also a showroom where you'll find the finest models money can buy, and a workshop dedicated to caring for vintage cars and motorcycles. It is an easy 15-minute drive from our Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, Düsseldorf.
A quick ride on public transportation will bring you to this magnificent Baroque palace, which was built between 1756 and 1773. The main museum, Museum Corps de Logis, provides information about Benrath's history and opulent architecture. Two other onsite museums, the Museum for Landscape Art and the Natural Science Museum, provide fascinating insights into European garden history and national flora and fauna respectively.
Save this attraction for a nice day, as you can easily spend hours exploring its sights and sounds. This free outdoor park, nestled in the Grafenberg Wildlife Park, is home to roughly 100 animals. The array of animals includes fallow deer, otters, raccoons and boars – some of which visitors are allowed to feed. You can learn more about the area's inhabitants during a walk on the park's nature trail or get in a workout on one of the more intense hiking trails.
Rhine Tower (Rheinturm)
On a clear day you'll enjoy sweeping views of the city from this telecommunications tower sitting at the entrance of the Media Harbor. The tower is also home to the world's largest digital clock. While daytime views from the observation deck are spectacular, the panorama is unforgettable at night. Relax with a drink at the onsite bar or enjoy a bite to eat at the revolving restaurant at the top of the needle. It's best to arrive early if your visit falls on a weekend, when the lines are typically longer.
Rhine embankment promenade
Soak in the scenery with a visit to the promenade, which connects the city's Old Town to the modern MedienHafen. Here you'll find plenty of bars and cafés, where you can take in the scenery while enjoying a taste of local cuisine. Take full advantage of the space by joining the cyclists and skaters or going for a boat ride. Directly beneath the promenade is the city's contemporary art museum, Kunst im Tunnel, which is home to a rotating collection of works from young and emerging artists.