Explore Düsseldorf

Explore Düsseldorf

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What to do in Düsseldorf

Shop around Könningsalle

The Königsallee boulevard, affectionately called ‘KÖ’ for short, is a stimulating shopping paradise and at the same time an exciting Mecca for going out. The inimitable combination of sumptuous luxury and Rhineland joie de vivre have turned it into a trademark that is known around the world.

Taste Altbeer

Going back home without tasting local beer of Düsseldof? No way out! Altbeer has a dark reddish tone and is called “old” as it uses top-fermenting yeast as one of the old ways to make ale. Altbeer is fermented at a moderate temperature, but then matures at quite a cool one, which gives it a crispness and taste closer to lager than a traditional ale.

Experience the local market

The Carlsplatz in the heart of Düsseldorf has an offer that is second to none. At more than 60 local shops you will find freshness, quality and diversity bundled in one place. Be it exotic fruit or regional vegetables, freshly caught fish, as well as meat and poultry from (regional) experts, fresh bread, cheese or fancy delicacies, and specialty coffees, but also a magnificent selection of flowers and plants.

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What to see in Düsseldorf


Düsseldorf's Rhine embankment promenade is regarded as one of the most beautiful of its kind. Planned by Niklaus Fritschi and buildt between 1990 and 1997, it once again has joined the city to its river. It symbolises Düsseldorfers' Rhenish joie-de-vivre and particularly in summer is an expression of the city's Mediterranean lifestyle. The Rhine embankment promenade links the traditional Altstadt (Old Town) to the modern MedienHafen and is lined by cafés and bars.


The Medienhafen (Media Harbour) is Düsseldorf’s most spectacular urban revitalisation project, an old commercial harbour transformed by such architectural heavyweights as Richard Meier, Helmut Jahn and Claude Vasconi into a tableau of avant-garde buildings. It also plays in the premier league of culinary experiences: from the exquisite restaurants to a cosy cocktail in the evening.


The narrow streets of Altstadt, Düsseldorf’s old town, are home to chic cocktail bars, cool dance clubs and pubs pouring the city’s traditional Altbier. Local eateries serve meaty Rhineland specialties to sushi and Italian, and the broad promenade along the Rhine is lined with relaxed cafes. Museums include the Schifffahrtsmuseum, focused on shipping, and the K20, with modern work by the likes of Klee and Dalí.

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Where to eat in Düsseldorf

Steakschmiede in Carlplatz

Our favorite steak place with reasonable pricing! Anyone who likes high-quality meat and does not know Steakschmiede by Don Carne has definitely missed something. The recently enlarged and modern stand on Carlsplatz (stand number D3 & 5) is a mecca for meat lovers in the middle of Düsseldorf.


Thanks to the high number of Japanese people living in Düsseldorf, you will find many sushi restaurants in Düsseldorf. Maruyasu has several locations around the city. It has a large variety of sushi on offer, priced reasonably and always freshly prepared. You could even see the founder of the chain preparing your order!

Brasserie "1806"

A finally a recommendation for fine dining in Düsseldorf. The Brasserie "1806" is a fine dining room with classic food, attentive service and a relaxing atmosphere overlooking Düsseldorf's Old Town. Chefs are passionate about regional and French cooking, reinterpreting popular dishes.

Recommended sites for Düsseldorf Newbees

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    Largest expat group on Facebook in Düsseldorf

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    Offers you free advice, information and events regarding Düsseldorf

  • Amazing Capitals: Düsseldorf

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  • Life in Düsseldorf

    Düsseldorf’s first English-language publication helping expats settle in and live it up in their new home.

  • Dein Düsseldorf

    What is happening in Düsseldorf - all is just listed here (even though it is German)

  • Vasistdas.de

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