Dusseldorf is such a different and unpredictable city. Here are large banks and international companies, the best restaurants, boutiques. But what attracts travelers the most is its historically significant sights. Arriving in Dusseldorf, rent a car and go on an excursion to the Kö art gallery, visit the Benrath Castle and the Reinturm TV Tower. The city is also famous for its old breweries. Particularly popular are: Zum Uerige, Zum Schlussel, Zum Schiffchen, Im Fuchschen. If you are full of historical and cultural places, go to the most famous and expensive shopping area - central Königsallee.
Dusseldorf International Airport ( Duesseldorf International Airport ) - download the scheme
IATA code: DUS
Location: 7 km from Dusseldorf
Official website: https://www.dus.com/de-de
Information: +49 211 4210
The following companies provide car rental at Dusseldorf Airport: Hertz, Avis, Buchbinder, Rent-a-Car, Enterprise, Sixt, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty. Rental car desks are located in the arrivals area of the terminal. Near the airport there are also 13 parking zones, including luxury parking, long-term budget, short-term.
Arriving in Dusseldorf, first go for a walk in the Old Town, which is considered a cultural center. Here you can take a walk along the river, admiring the numerous bridges, take a boat ride, taste different sorts of beer in ancient pubs and dine at the best restaurants. Keep in mind that in this place there is always a large crowd of people, therefore it is better to move around slowly. If you want to admire works of art or visit interesting cultural places, during a walk you can go to the cinema museum, the Academy of Arts, the Heinrich Heine Institute, and the ceramics museum. An indelible impression will be made by the old Town Hall building, which rises above the sights.
Kaiserswerther Str. 380 im Nordpark https://www.duesseldorf.de/aquazoo/
Having rented a car, go on an exciting excursion to the Aqua-Zoo Water Zoo. Both adults and children will be interested in taking a walk around the room, where the tropical forest is recreated as accurately as possible. Temperature, humidity, vegetation and inhabitants - all this perfectly conveys the pristine atmosphere of the tropics. For penguins, turtles, crocodiles, fur seals optimal conditions of existence are recreated here. After observing the unusual inhabitants, take a walk in the park with flower beds, fountains and a green garden.
One of the most beautiful and elegant places in Dusseldorf is the Royal Alley. Local residents and guests of the city often spend evenings here, strolling along the street, looking into fashion boutiques, sightseeing and ancient buildings. Along the way, you will see the Drama Theater, the German Opera on the Rhine, the Royal Gallery. Of particular note is the Schadow Arkaden, a landmark building with popular shops. In addition, it regularly serves as a venue for music events and exhibitions.
Benrather Schlossallee 100-106 http://www.schloss-benrath.de/
The uniqueness of Benrath Castle is that it organically combines the architecture of the Enlightenment, painting, garden art, sculpture. The castle is made in the best traditions of the classic French style. Having examined the palace from the outside, go inside. In addition to thematic and sightseeing tours, in the castle you can visit the Museum of European Park Art, the Museum of Natural History. Numerous murals on which hunting plots, changing seasons, and scenes of labor of farmers are worthy of special attention of tourists.
Kulturzentrum Ehrenhof, Ehrenhof 4-5 http://www.smkp.de/
To see the masterpieces of the masters of the XVI-XX centuries, rent a car and go to the famous museum of Düsseldorf - Kunstpalast. During the tour you will be able to get acquainted with the works of Rubens, Lieberman, Mack, Böcklin, Nolde. The pride of the gallery is Rubensov's “Venus and Adonis” and “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. In addition to the gallery, you can visit the exhibition, which presents antique crystal products, as well as products from the royal courts of the XVII-XIX centuries.
Neuss is a small and cozy town located just 5 km from Dusseldorf. It is considered one of the oldest. However, this is not the only reason for its popularity. If you decide to save on accommodation, then local hotels will be an excellent solution for a stay near Dusseldorf. Start your city tour with the main gate of Neuss, the history of which dates back to the 13th century. Interestingly, after the last reconstruction, the tower is not empty - the Clemens Sells Art Museum is located inside. After the tour, go for a walk along Oberstrasse, look at the building of the Rhine Theater, dine in the cozy cafe of the Old Town. By the way, in the town hall square there is an old brewery where you can taste delicious beer according to old recipes.
The town of Kaiserswerth is located on the banks of the Rhine. Walking along the promenade at any time of the year, a fascinating panorama will appear before you. Interestingly, in this ancient town many medieval buildings have been preserved. The most famous attraction is the ruins of the imperial castle of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. After exploring, go on to travel around the city. Be sure to visit the Basilica of St. Sweetbertus, the Mill Tower, Das romanische Haus - a house made in the Romanesque style. History buffs will also be interested in exploring the magical building in the baroque table Propstei, the Klemensbrücke bridge, built in the middle of the 18th century, as well as taking a walk along Zuitbertus Square. In Kaiserswerth, each building, ruin has its own story. To have fun here use the services of a guide or study the story yourself. Then the excursions will be remembered for a long time.
Eller Castle is located in a picturesque location surrounded by a picturesque lake and an English-style park. Once it belonged to the Princess of Prussia Louise, who loved to spend time here with her sons. Today in the old landowner's house you can have a wedding or go here for a romantic walk. It will be especially interesting to visit the boat house, which is built directly on the water. It is most convenient to get to your destination by a rented car. If you are interested in knowing what the castle looked like in its original form, visit the city museum, which houses paintings by Princess Louise.
Aachen is the resort center of Germany, which for many centuries has been famous for its thermal springs. The mineral water that flows from them helps in the treatment of gout, nervous and skin diseases, and rheumatism. In addition, Aachen is a historically significant city. It was here that the German kings were crowned, and here was the winter residence of Charlemagne. Today the city attracts visitors with an unusual mix of baroque and modern style. The main attractions are the Cathedral, which now houses a museum with precious exhibits, the Town Hall, built in the XIV century. Aachen is especially attractive for tourists during Christmas time. Fairs, festive stalls and decoration of the city are the best way to create an atmosphere of celebration and fairy tales.
Traveling further around Düsseldorf, stop for a day in the popular tourist town of Königswinter. It will be interesting to climb Mount Dragonfels and visit the Dragenburg Castle, from the observation deck of which you will have a bewitching view of the Rhine. If you want to get to a place that is thoroughly saturated with history, go on an excursion to the Histerbach monastery. An important cultural object in the city is the gallery, which tells about the Nibelungs. Here you can find out interesting facts, see the presented expositions and a terrarium with crocodiles, turtles, snakes. Konigswinter also has a sea museum, which will be especially exciting to visit if you travel with children.
Carlsplatz 24 http://www.bastians-baecker.de/
If you want to have breakfast with pastries, renting a car, head to Bastians Backer Dusseldorf. Products are prepared according to traditional recipes; exclusively natural components are used in the production. Every day from 8 am here they will be ready to please you with delicious, and fresh pastries, cakes. It is especially worth trying the sweet braid, marzipan, Irish coffee. The staff speaks several languages, so there will be no problems with ordering and understanding the assortment of the menu. In the cold season, by the way, it will stop at this restaurant to keep warm, and warm - take away a piece of branded cake.
Berger Str. 1 http://www.uerige.de/
While walking around the old town, take a look at one of the city's oldest beer bars - Zum Uerige. As soon as you have finished the first glass, brisk waiters will certainly get you the second one, poured from a wooden barrel. The taste of beer at Zum Uerige is very special. A competent combination of natural ingredients and aging technology allows you to achieve a unique bitter-sweet taste. For beer, you can order assorted sausages, schnitzel, mashed potatoes.
Bilker Allee 128 http://www.casitamexicana.de/
Lovers of Mexican cuisine and vibrant atmosphere can enjoy their time at Casita Mexicana. Try Mexican quesadilla with a chicken cape, a mix of tortillas, Mexican sangria. Even the simplest dish in this establishment will seem like a masterpiece. Attentive staff will make sure that each guest of the restaurant receives the most vivid impressions of the served dishes. The advantage of Casita Mexicana is that fresh ingredients are used in the preparation of dishes. This allows you to achieve an unsurpassed taste.
Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 14 http://www.restaurant-zum-schiffchen.de/cgi-bin/index.pl
The history of Restaurant Zum Schiffchen began 4 centuries ago. Since then, the most delicious beer was brewed here and various snacks were served. In the interior of the institution preserved gizmos that remind of centuries-old events. If you have not booked a table in advance for dinner, courteous waiters will certainly find a place for you. Especially atmospheric in Restaurant Zum Schiffchen on the second floor, where men in suits and women in evening dresses gather for a meal. To stay late at night in the restaurant and not worry about how to get to the hotel, rent a car.
Karl-Rudolf-Str. 174 http://www.thebosporus.de/
For extraordinary flavors and an unforgettable atmosphere, head to The Bosporus. The facility will appeal to couples who want to have a romantic time and noisy companies who can conveniently settle down. It is worth trying fresh salads with special sauce, lamb cooked according to a secret recipe for a chef, desserts. Whatever you order will be served as quickly as possible. The staff will know in advance about your eating habits and make sure that the ordered dishes are to your taste.
+49 211 160920 https://www.deraghotels.de/hotel-de-medici-duesseldorf/ double room - from € 151
Luxury and high quality service at the Derag Livinghotel De Medici will be appreciated by every guest in the city. The hotel is located in the heart of Düsseldorf in a restored monastery. Walking distance is the Rhine promenade, a beautiful park and the Old Town. On the first day of your stay at the hotel, the porter will give you a short tour, tell you about the rules of accommodation and the works of art that decorate the interior. It offers a fitness center and spa where you can relax after a busy day and free parking for tourists on rented cars.
Am Hulserhof 57
+49 211 200630 https://www.airporthotelduesseldorf.de/ double room - from € 139
Van der Valk Airporthotel Duesseldorf is one of the few hotels you want to return to again and again. It is invariably cozy and quiet, in the morning delicious and satisfying breakfasts are served. Nearby is the famous Garten Center Airport. Caring staff will ensure that each guest is comfortable: as a compliment you will be offered fruits and sweets, if necessary, they will allow you to stay for several hours after the set departure time. The hotel rooms are bright and airy. Particularly mesmerizing views open from rooms located on the upper floors.
+49 211 52090 https://www.maritim.de/de/hotels/deutschland/hotel-duesseldorf/ double room - from € 103
If you value comfort and coziness, we advise you to opt for the Maritim Hotel Duesseldorf. Those who came to Dusseldorf to conduct trainings or seminars, business meetings, will be able to use the conference room. Those who wish to play sports can visit the fitness center and pool, and those who want to relax in a relaxed atmosphere can enjoy spending time in the spa. The advantage of the hotel is its proximity to the airport, a delicious restaurant, and a variety of entertainment venues.
+49 211 45530 https://www.radissonblu.com/en/scandinaviahotel-duesseldorf double room - from € 80
Prefer to stay at trusted hotels in international hotel chains? Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is the best option, where the quality of service, price and living conditions are at a decent level. The rooms at the hotel are spacious and functional. Hotel guests are provided with everything necessary. Leisure can be spent in the pool, spa, fitness room. Tourists using rental cars can use the free parking.
+49 180 2 121723 https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/germany/dusseldorf/melia-dusseldorf/index.html double room - from € 91
If you want to stay in a hotel with unusual design solutions, Melia Duesseldorf is a great option for staying in Dusseldorf. The rooms are equipped with everything you need, including a coffee maker, and the windows offer beautiful views of the park. It offers a spa, gym. Within walking distance is the Old Town, the exhibition center. Shopping lovers in just a few minutes will be able to be in the very center of the cluster of the best stores.
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