Written By: Katie Chaplin
Hey everyone! Dusseldorf is a lovely city with astounding architecture and a vivacious nightlife, there’s a lot to do with so little time.
You can’t go to Dusseldorf without seeing the Rheinturm that stands at 240m, that’s almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower! If you are not afraid of heights, I recommend going to the observation deck that sits at 168m. Its construction started in 1979 and was finished in 1981.
Taste Local Food
Try a bratwurst mit brochen for take away at Schweine Janes. Don’t forget the German beer with it! Some of my favorites were the Stauder Premium Pils and the Kurzer Alt. Anything that says alt or altbier (old beer) you couldn’t go wrong with.
Day & Night in Alstadt
When people say that Germans “work hard, play hard” they are not lying. Dusseldorf has the longest street of bars called the Aldstadt with 300 bars. After sitting down at a restaurant at 10 pm in search of food, they told us the kitchen was closed but they could serve us beer. Meanwhile, people got up onto the table and started dancing. Did I mention they were dressed in traditional German clothing?
Our favorite bar that we tried was the Elephant Bar. It was one of the only ones that we saw that had a line to get in, so we knew it had to be good!
Don’t forget to wake up and explore this area during the day! My personal favorites were seeing the Atles Rathaus and the Goethe museum. While you are walking around you will probably come across some cute markets with all different kinds of art and trinkets to purchase.
Shop on Konigsallee (or window shop)
You or may or may not know that Dusseldorf is known for its fashion and architecture. With that being said having a street like Konigsallee is a given with tons of luxury shops such as Miu Miu and Gucci. You can also find shops such as H&M.
If you won’t actually be shopping it’s still a must see here. The shops line a beautiful canal that you can snap a few shots for the ‘gram. Not far from here there is also the city center that is the home to the Protestant church Johanneskirche. There you can find a few benches so you can sit and admire the beauty after all your shopping/exploring adventures.
When in Dusseldorf it is a must that you go out onto the iconic Rhine river. I would suggest taking the panoramic boat tour, lasting one hour. You are able to see the harbor, the Rheinturm as well as a view of the area called Mediahafen (known for its architecture).