Falling in Love with Düsseldorf: 5 Things You Can’t Miss

Düsseldorf - the name rings a bell.

Düsseldorf might not be a city on your bucket list or the background of many computer screen savers, but that’s one more reason why you should visit. As one of the biggest German cities, Düsseldorf is dynamic, vibrant and full of potential. This, you probably know. What you don’t know, is that the city has plenty of hidden gems ready to be Discovered by you. Here’s what you can’t miss in Düsseldorf.

Travel Back in Time in the Old Town 

As a city that’s famous for its skyscrapers and edgy buildings, Düsseldorf’s Old Town (Altstadt) is often overlooked. However, there’s plenty of history to be found here. Stroll by the magnificent Town Hall (Rathaus), then head to the Castle Tower (Schlossturm) and end with a long walk on the river bank. The Rhine Embankment Promenade is definitely one of the liveliest parts of Düsseldorf, especially in the summer.

Contemporary Street Art 

Düsseldorf is a bit like an open-air museum. By the Eastern edge of the Rhine River you will find Der Neue Zollhof, a famous building complex designed by the American architect Frank O. Gehry. Representing some of Europe’s most daring modern architecture, these structures are the most famous landmarks of the city. 

Connect with Nature

Cities are busy and noisy places and sometimes it’s nice to have somewhere to escape to. In Düsseldorf Hofgarten is that place. This large park, laid out in 1770, was designed in the English landscape style and has everything you can expect from a lovely garden: meadows, forest areas, streams and ponds. 

If you need a place to meditate, do yoga or just rest and let your mind wonder, Hofgarten will welcome you with arms wide open. 

Fancy a Walk?

Düsseldorf is home to one of the most famous shopping streets in Germany. Königsallee or "Kö", as the locals call it, is an elegant street full of exclusive boutiques, luxurious shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. Sitting beside a tree-lined stretch of water, this area is picture perfect both by day and night. 

Discover (foodie) Happiness at Carlsplatz Market 

Just next to the Old Town you will encounter this popular foodie paradise. Occupying an entire square, the Carlsplatz Market has everything you need to be happy! Small farmers and producers gather here to showcase and sell the best local ingredients and food. Cheese and sausages, fruits and vegetables, flowers and pastries and even street food. There’s a yummy bite for everyone. 

Open Monday to Friday: 8am – 6pm; Saturday 8am-4pm


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