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20 Must-Visit Attractions in Dusseldorf

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Dusseldorf has enough attractions and activities to fill several busy, happy days. For those pressed for time, there are certain sights in Dusseldorf that are absolute must-sees in order to get a feel of the city.

Altstadt

The Altstadt (Old Town), with its views of the Rhine, lines of shops, and the world’s longest bar, is a bustling hangout for locals and tourists alike. The Marktplatz Square has beautiful architecture steeped in history. Also, the Altstadt houses Dusseldorf’s best museums and the most beautiful churches. A walk in the Altstadt thus promises gems at every turn for tourists.

Altstadt, Dusseldorf, Germany

Rhine Embankment

Museum
Rhine Embankment
Rhine Embankment | © MichaelGaida/Pixabay
The Rhine is the lifeline of Dusseldorf, and thus no trip to Dusseldorf can be considered complete without spending some time in this peaceful part of the city. The Rhine embankment is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll or bask in the beautiful views of the river while sitting on one of the many benches. The more enthusiastic ones can cycle along the embankment, or take a river cruise to enjoy the sights of the city from a different perspective.
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Medienhafen

Medienhafen, Dusseldorf’s historic harbor, has donned on a new outfit to become the most contemporary part of the city, all while retaining its old-world charm. It boasts of futuristic architecture (for example, the Gehry buildings), rows upon rows of nightclubs and the best restaurants in town.

Farmer’s markets

Tourists who want to experience Dusseldorf like a local must visit one of the many farmer’s markets in the city. These markets offer fresh vegetables and fruits straight from the farm, as well as meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, and an assortment of other attractive items. Many of these markets have snacks or lunch options, which makes them an ideal half-day activity.

Farmer’s Market © MichaelGaida/Pixabay

Hofgarten

Park
Hofgarten in the old town of Dusseldorf, Germany
Hofgarten in the old town of Dusseldorf, Germany | © Zyankarlo/Shutterstock
Dusseldorf’s oldest public garden, Hofgarten, offers wild natural abundance on one hand, and immaculately manicured formal gardens on the other. Dozens of ducks have made their home by the River Dussel that flows through the park. Hofgarten also boasts of Schloss Jägerhof, a historic hunting lodge turned museum that houses the works of the famous German poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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Schloss Benrath

This mid-18th century baroque palace is one of the most gorgeous sights in Dusseldorf. The palace is perched in the heart of a sprawling garden dotted with sculptures and rows of trees. The former residence of the Elector Palatine, Schloss Benrath is now a museum that offers public tours.

Benrather Schlossallee 102, Dusseldorf, Germany, +49 211 899 3832

Konigsallee

What is a holiday without some retail therapy? And if shopping (or at least window-shopping) can be done in one of the most glamorous shopping streets in Europe, the vacation has to be memorable. The biggest and best brands of the fashion world line this boulevard, along with luxury restaurants and hotels, upping the glam quotient of Dusseldorf several notches.

Stadtmitte, Dusseldorf, Germany

Schauspielhaus

Theater
Schauspielhaus
Schauspielhaus | © MichaelGaida/Pixabay
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus is easily the best theater in Dusseldorf, with regular performances, concerts, and readings. The shows at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus are always packed and earn rave reviews owing to incredible acoustics, talented performers and impeccable costumes.
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Eko Haus

Buddhist Temple, Building, Shrine
Eko Haus
Eko Haus | ©MichaelGaida/Pixabay
Eko Haus is a small slice of Japan in Dusseldorf, dedicated to the huge Japanese population in the city, and also a great spot for tourists to spend a few hours. With a little traditional house and a Buddhist temple set amid lovely Japanese gardens, the Eko Haus is straight out of picture books.
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Kunstsammlung

Building, Museum
Kunstsammlung
Kunstsammlung | © Tobias Steinhoff/Flickr
The Kunstsammlung museum is a must-visit for fans of modern art. The museum has carved its name among the most significant art museums in the world with its admirable collection of famous works, art installations, and paintings belonging to the period between 20th century to current times.
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Radschlagerbrunnen

Dusseldorf’s love for cartwheels goes back a long, long way. To keep the historic tradition alive, abundant images of the cartwheeler have been spread all across the city. The most famous one is the Radschlagerbrunnen in Burgplatz, which is a fountain depicting two young boys engaged in this fun sport.

Burgpl. 13, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

Radschlagerbrunnen (Cartwheel Fountain) Dusseldorf, Germany | © TLaurenS/Flickr

Radschlagerbrunnen (Cartwheel Fountain) Dusseldorf, Germany | © TLaurenS/Flickr

Kiefernstrasse Community

The Kiefernstrasse, chock full of spectacular street art, is no less than a museum. Talented artists have transformed an ordinary street into am ensemble of intricate and gorgeous paintings, patterns, shapes, and colors, wowing locals and tourists alike.

Kiefernstrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany

Kiefernstraße, Dusseldorf, Germany | © Michael/Flickr

Kiefernstraße, Dusseldorf, Germany | © Michael/Flickr