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.
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.
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.
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.