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Travel Tips to Dusseldorf (DUS)
Dusseldorf - Visit the awe-inspiring metropolis on the Rhine
If you book FlyDoha flights to Dusseldorf and land at Dusseldorf Airport, you will be traveling to the capital city of the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. This great city is situated right on the Rhine and offers a multitude of historical and contemporary attractions. As one of Germany’s most affluent cities, Dusseldorf is the perfect example of modern urban development with a rich, long-standing history.
Characteristic locations in Dusseldorf
- Explore the Altstadt in the city center, which is packed full of historical sites and is the hub of the city's nightlife.
- You can find the latest fashion trends along Königsallee. This internationally-renowned boulevard plays host to famous designer brands
- Take a stroll along the river to the ‘Medienhafen’ [Media Harbor], which is home to around 700 companies and some of the best restaurants in the city.
Beautiful nature in Dusseldorf
When you book flight tickets to Dusseldorf, you can also look forward to witnessing the beauty of nature: You can wander around the flatlands on the western bank of the Rhine. You can then relax with a nice coffee or some tasty food in the beautiful neighborhood of Oberkassel.
Dusseldorf’s best sides
Cheap flights to Dusseldorf offer you many things, including the opportunity to try the traditional dish “Himmel un Aäd” (Heaven and Earth), which consists of blood sausage, potatoes and apples. This goes great with a glass of rich Altbier, the city’s signature drink.
Plan your vacation to Dusseldorf
You will find cheap hotels in Dusseldorf primarily in winter, when the temperatures are relatively low. However, even during the colder months, the city is still very vibrant, thanks to the Christmas markets and Carnival festivities, among other things. In spring and fall, the temperatures are a little more mild. Summer is the hottest season and the most popular time for tourists. With FlyDoha’s modern aircraft, you can start your vacation in Dusseldorf in comfort.
From the very top to the very bottom - Tourist attractions in Dusseldorf
The capital of North Rhine-Westphalia has more to offer than just Altbier and Carnival - impressive views from the Rheinturm, walks along the promenade on the banks of the Rhine, countless museums, art galleries, opera houses, parks and fields make Dusseldorf a popular destination for tourists. It’s no wonder that the locals love their city so much. Relaxation and action, sightseeing and history, partying and culture are never far apart here.
Sightseeing from the very top - at the Rheinturm
The striking landmark is the tallest building in the city at 240 meters, and offers a magnificent panoramic view over Dusseldorf and beyond - with good visibility, you can see as far as Cologne. You can take the elevator up to the restaurant 172 meters up, which makes a full rotation on its axis every hour, therefore giving the ultimate panoramic view over the Altstadt, the banks of the Rhine, the Hofgarten, and Königsallee. The bar & lounge at 168 meters and the observation deck also guarantee spectacular views.
The Rheinturm is also home to the largest digital clock in the world, known as the ‘Lichtzeitpegel’ (light time level) by Horst H. Baumann. It consists of 39 porthole lights in a vertical line, where the highest lights indicate the hour, the middle lights indicate the minutes, and the lowest show the seconds. At night, the clock is visible from the Altstadt.
Subterranean art in the tunnel
Surely one of the most unusual exhibition spaces in Dusseldorf is KIT - Kunst im Tunnel. The underground gallery is located in a side room off the Rheinufertunnel and spans a length of 140 meters with a slight bend, parallel to the Rhine. The varied ceiling heights and room widths, as well as the industrial concrete walls give the space of 888 square meters its unusual flair.
In this imposing ambience, young artists display their photographs, paintings, video art, sculptures and installations four to six times a year. Talks by artists, family days, and, last but not least, parties and events give visitors a feel for the art and culture scene in Dusseldorf.
By the way: Entrance to KIT is free of charge every other Sunday.
Of castles and gardens
Far in the south of the city, you can find the Schloss Benrath, home to one of the most beautiful castle gardens of the eighteenth century. Behind the Baroque facade, there is a mixture of different architectural styles; in addition to Baroque elements, there are also echoes of Classicism and Rococo. Visitors can wander among exotic plants such as ginkgo and sequoia trees throughout the 600,000 square meters of castle gardens.
The Museum of European Garden Art is located in the eastern wing of the palace, with something special in the central courtyard. Historical and regional species of fruits and vegetables have been cultivated here since 2014. Visitors to the castles and Dusseldorf residents can lend a hand in the gardens, thereby ensuring the garden’s survival. You can get to the state capital in safety and comfort with FlyDoha. Search for cheap flights to Dusseldorf now.
Insider tips for Dusseldorf - Experience diversity and history
Dusseldorf is one of the largest cities in Germany. The capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia offers its guests a colorful mixture of culture, history, and modern living. When visiting the city on the Rhine, you can stick to the usual tourist haunts. However, the many attractions in the wider region surrounding the tourist magnet are even more interesting. Experience a piece of the unique cultural landscape and allow yourself to be swept off your feet by the hidden charm of the city
Time travel at the Neanderthal Museum
The Neanderthal Museum was built close to the place where the Neanderthal was discovered more than 150 years ago. When visiting the museum, you can travel in time to a prehistoric civilization: Presentations, exhibitions and installations can guide you through the world of our ancestors. The exhibits are both scientific and exciting, and clearly communicate current findings to adults and children alike. Special exhibits and interactive demonstrations are another highlight for visitors large and small. You can purchase food, souvenirs and educational materials from the shop.
Vegan treats at the Amano Verde restaurant
The Amano Verde is located within the Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, close to the Rhine harbor. Here, you can enjoy delicious vegan, vegetarian and lactose-free meals. Treat yourself to a little snack between meals or fill up on a variety of choices from an extensive menu. You can find interesting dishes, such as vegan king prawns and marinated soy steaks. All ingredients are sourced from controlled cultivation. The head chef obtains the basic materials for his tasty creations from local sellers, where possible. The chef himself is a staunch vegan and runs his restaurant with great enthusiasm and wit.
Beef Brothers - Creativity with bite
The Dusseldorf branch of the Cologne burger restaurant has everything the original has. The founders, two brothers with an idea, wit and good taste, are Felix and Paul Windhausen. Their hearty creations made from succulent meat are a mouth-watering favorite among burger fans. The fantastic house creations stand out thanks to their quality and exquisite flavor. Create your own custom burger; various toppings and homemade sauces round out the culinary offering. Fresh salads and chilled drinks complement the menu perfectly. A varied schedule of exhibitions and events with contemporary art provide an atmosphere of creativity. Grace the city with your visit: Book your flights to Dusseldorf now with FlyDoha.
Eating out in Dusseldorf, the little metropolitan city on the Rhine
Far beyond the city limits, Dusseldorf is known for “the longest bar in Germany”, the ‘Kneipenviertel’ (pub district) in the Altstadt, where nearly all nationalities are represented with their own specialty restaurants. On the other side of the Altstadt awaits the Media Harbor with more top-class culinary highlights. FlyDoha can recommend three selected restaurants that will enrich your stay in Dusseldorf. All three are easy to reach using public transport.
Mongo’s - a modern Mongolian Barbecue
Stylish ambience and creative Asian cuisine come together at Mongo’s to form a very special kind of culinary experience. You can create the meal you want by selecting meat and vegetables from the extensive buffet, choose from countless exquisite sauces, and leave the cooking to the skills of the chef. The kitchen offers the standard selection of beef, chicken, and pork, but also daily specials including exotic delicacies like insects, zebra, kudu, crocodile, fish, and seafood, as well as a choice of vegetables from all over the world, which will even get vegetarians’ hearts racing. If you’re not fully satisfied with your first meal choice, you’re in luck - Mongo’s operates an all-you-can-eat policy.
The View - Dining above Dusseldorf’s rooftops
The incredibly creative cross-culture cuisine by the renowned head chef, Markus Streiber, excites visitors with unusual combinations and unique taste experiences. You could describe this culinary concept as a combination of down-to-earth and elegant. However, you could never describe the location itself as down-to-earth. Located on the 16th floor of the Innside Hotel at Dusseldorf’s Media Harbor, the restaurant and bar area offer a fantastic panoramic view of the riverside city in a modern and exclusive atmosphere.
Good old-fashioned food at Hausmann’s in the heart of the Altstadt
Hausmann’s, opened by TV Chef Tim Mälzer, places a focus on very different culinary aspects. The name Hausmann’s is synonymous with authentic home cooking in Germany, and that’s the name of the game here. Whether it’s for a Sunday brunch or an after-work meal, the menu offers hearty German classics, like roasts, chicken fricassee and baked ham. The kitchen team is rather creative nevertheless, and skillfully mixes traditional dishes with some unusual extras. That certain something that can jazz up any dish. Very fittingly, guests are seated at rustic wooden tables, a slight vintage look provides modern comfort without being too kitschy. Dusseldorf has a lot more to offer than just shopping along Königsallee. With FlyDoha, you can find cheap flights to Dusseldorf all year round.
International culinary specialties at Im Schiffchen
The restaurant “Im Schiffchen” is located in the most beautiful building in the town of Kaiserswerth, only about ten minutes away from the Dusseldorf Altstadt. The French top chef Jean Claude Bourgueil has already been awarded three Michelin stars. It’s his personal wish that all of his guests go home well fed and, above all, happy. Allow yourself to be enchanted by his unique creations, such as lobster in chamomile blossoms, or salad from a calf’s head with truffle vinaigrette. Take a culinary trip around the world and enjoy the scents of China and Mediterranean-North African dishes.
Unusual delights await you at Restaurant Tafelspitz 1876
The Restaurant Tafelspitz 1876 is located right next to the Dusseldorf Zoopark, only a few minutes from the central station by car. The Michelin-star chef, Daniel Dal-Ben enchants his guests with unusual culinary delights. Exquisite dishes take the highest priority here. From simple goose liver to the specialty lamb dish, Salzwiesenlamm, your taste buds can look forward to an education in new flavors. You can order a la carte or choose one of the selected meal combinations. The team at Restaurant Tafelspitz 1876 guarantee that you will have no desires left unfulfilled.
Japanese-European fusion at Restaurant Nagaya
Experience Japanese tradition and have Yoshizumi Nagaya cook something for you. The famous chef learned his trade from Japanese masters and places particular importance on the unsurpassable quality of all his ingredients. In preparing sushi, sashimi and much more, the purism of Japanese cooking culture always takes first priority. Aromatic clarity and purity of the products are the requirements for the exquisite dishes in Yoshizumi Nagaya’s kitchen. Enjoy an intense taste experience and travel through a world in which the combination of Japanese and European dishes will give you an eye-opening experience. Book your flight to Dusseldorf with FlyDoha and take an unforgettable culinary trip.
Experience Dusseldorf at night: the best bars
Book a flight to Dusseldorf through FlyDoha and immerse yourself in the vibrant city’s glamorous nightlife. Visit one of the small bars in the Altstadt and allow yourself to be charmed by the flair of the metropolis on the Rhine. Artist bars offer you a refreshing treat for all the senses. Cold beer and fragrant wines invite thirsty guests to relax and refuel. Allow yourself to be pampered in a stylish atmosphere with excellent spirits, cocktails and champagne. Dance until dawn and party hard with your best friends. The colorful variety of bars in Dusseldorf means that there is something for everyone.
Enjoy top-class cocktails at Ellington
The Ellington on Scheurenstraße in Dusseldorf is renowned for its fantastic cocktails. There, it’s not just about watching the barkeeper at work. Regular cocktail-making courses and workshops provide practical and fun knowledge about the tasty drinks. You can buy all of the ingredients and tools used to make your favorite drink from the bar shop, so you can make your own at home. For larger events, it’s possible to order the services in the form of a cocktail catering service. For parties, you can book for closed groups - perfect for bachelor(ette) parties or a work function. There are other branches of this hot club in Aachen and Cologne.
Sophisticated wine bar at Galerie am Karlsplatz
At Galerie am Karlsplatz, the sommelier offers a range of excellent wines for connoisseurs. Rarities and famous wines are served in a stylish atmosphere. The highlight is a walk-in wine refrigerator that stores the fine wines in the ideal conditions as well as displays them. The friendly staff can advise guests on anything to do with the wines and are always happy to give a recommendation. Here you can indulge in the great flavor of the wines and relax after an eventful day. If you are hungry, you will be provided with some snacks too. Reserve in advance if possible!
Try unusual cocktails at the Squarebar
This small, hidden bar has long been an insider tip among Dusseldorf locals. It is incredibly popular and receives many rave reviews from people of all walks of life. The cocktail menu is very sizeable, but you can also order spontaneous and personalized mixed drinks not on the menu. The friendly bar staff can create your custom drink exactly to your liking. The distinctive creations will surprise you with their fresh, interesting notes and fantastic presentation in fine crystal. The team regularly tries out new recipes and creatively uses fresh ingredients like herbs, spices and vegetables for unbelievably tasty drinks. Book flights to Dusseldorf with FlyDoha for a trip to the party scene!