Holidays in
Dusseldorf

A fun, fashionable destination

Fashion and nightlife are on tap during Dusseldorf holidays, but this hip German city also wows visitors with its cultural riches. Set handsomely on the Rhine, the sweeping waterfront and bustling city centre set the tone for this dynamic destination. From the Stadtmitte to the Altstadt, Dusseldorf’s districts are distinct treasure troves of discoveries. The Japanese quarter is home to one of the largest Japanese populations in Europe, while Konigsallee is a luxury boulevard full of high-end boutiques.

For nightlife, the Alstadt, or Old Town, is home to more than 200 drinking venues. Walk off a beer or two by the river for some of the city’s best views. Dusseldorf serves up some fantastic German cuisine, often accompanied by mustard, which is famously produced in the area. Simple dishes such as pea soup and marinated beef with raisins are other regional specialities. When it comes to beer, the choice is endless in the Altstadt, so you’re often best just picking one and going with the flow. In the daytime, holidays to Dusseldorf can keep you exploring almost indefinitely – the city is home to so many churches, museums, squares and mansions that you’ll leave already planning your return trip.

All resorts in Dusseldorf

Three tips for a top trip

Bike about townWhile a reliable tram offers solid public transport, seeing Dusseldorf by bicycle is an eco-friendly, healthy and enjoyable way to explore the whole city and its surroundings.
Plan for Sunday closingGerman law requires that most shops and businesses close on Sunday, so prepare instead for a relaxing day of strolling the city, its waterfront and its green spaces.
Cavort at CarnivalBook early if you're planning to be in Dusseldorf during Carnival in late February and early March – the lively city becomes even livelier with one of Europe’s most popular events.

Best attractions to see in Dusseldorf

Shops and boutiques

A capital of ready-to-wear fashion, Dusseldorf offers stylish and on-trend shopping options for all budgets, with forward-thinking style that echoes the likes of Paris and Milan.

The Altstadt

Dusseldorf rebuilt its famous Old Town based on the original historic plans, so it still feels like a trip back in time. Plus, the drinking options are seemingly endless.

Rheinuferpromenade

Don’t worry about pronouncing it, but do walk the scenic banks of the Rhine. This pretty promenade is a must for any visit to Dusseldorf.

Your Dusseldorf questions, answered

The local mustard has a rich history and comes in numerous flavours, which will taste just as good back home. Grab a pot for you, and a friend.

A tourist cliché perhaps, but a meal in the rotating restaurant of the Rheinturm, overlooking the city, is absolutely worth it, especially given the inexpensive entrance ticket to the tower.

While Germany can get pretty cold, Dusseldorf has one of the mildest climates in the country, with summers and winters tempered by winds off the Atlantic.