Düsseldorf is a favourite when it comes to German cities located in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Rhine it is a city that is perfect to explore on foot with its cutting edge modern buildings in the restored Medeinhafen harbour area to the tranquil promenade along the Rhine embankment. Düsseldorf has plenty to occupy the visiting tourist with 26 museums and over 100 art galleries. For shopping head to the Königsallee Boulevard famous for its luxury retail stores and landscaped canal where the locals hang out to people watch. Düsseldorf is well-known for its nightlife with the historical Altstadt district nicknamed the longest bar in the world due to the 200 bars and nightclubs jammed into less than a square kilometre. Be sure to try the local Altbier brewed in Düsseldorf, and on your way to your Düsseldorf accommodation pick up a currywurst from one of the street venders.
When to visit Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf has many things to offer the visitor year round with the ideal time to visit being late spring or summer with the summer also comes the rain so make sure to bring an umbrella as storms can pop up anytime. December is cold but with it you have the wonderful Christmas markets to get you in the festive spirit. February is party-time with the Carnival (Mardi Gras) a fun time for all.
Getting to Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf International airport is a major European hub handling flights from 70 airlines. It also has its own railway station making it easy to get into the city or connect to other sites in Germany or throughout Europe. The best way to get around is to buy a Düsseldorf welcome card that gives you unlimited access to all trams and buses within the city including free or discounted entry to museums and other attractions. The card costs 9€ for 24 hours with the best deal being 38€ for 72 hours valid for a family of four, or a group of three people.
Where to stay in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is one of the wealthiest cities in Germany along with being a major business centre making accommodation in Düsseldorf quite expensive. Instead of the traditional hotel, why not rent a private apartment for your Düsseldorf accommodation. Apartments in Düsseldorf can be rented from a single studio right up to a multi-bedroom suitable for a large family. Going self-catering is a great way to save money with HouseTrip.com having a wide choice available to suit all budgets.