City Guide Dusseldorf, Germany

Visiting Dusseldorf

This north-west German city has fought back against many disasters, such as the Thirty Years War and WWII to still maintain its charm and character. And even though after so many setbacks, today it is the centre of Germany’s fashion and advertising industries.

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Dusseldorf City Reviews

  • 80%


    Like Portland, but in Germany.

    Dusseldorf has some weird similarities with Portland, Oregon. That being said, the city overflows with charming architecture, nice restaurants and store and a offers great walks by the river. Schloss Berhart is amazing and the tour is great. It's really easy to get around the city by tram.

  • 90%


    We love Düsseldorf

    Düsseldorf is a lovely city, very beautiful, even in freezing winter. At Christmas they have 6 very well organized and sweet markets that are easily walked between and explored. There is great food available, notably with vegan options! It's lovely to meander through the streets and check out the great stores, especially in the Old Town. We also found the locals to be very helpful, going out of their way to help us find locations and navigate the city

    Insider Tip:Vegans and vegetarians delight - Satt Grün is an amazing vegan buffet. So cheap and delicious!

  • 60%



    I came to Dusseldorf because of the Fifa Women's World Cup was being played nearby. Not too impressed with it. One day stay should have been enough. I stayed two nights and was bored. It felt like a non-tourist place with very little to see, unlike a place like Cologne.

  • 20%


    One or two nights to relax

    I spent one night in Dusseldorf, so I don't know much about the city. But I had some really good German food and really really good beer at a restaurent there. I am not sure of the name of the place, but it is on the main street and has a large key above the door. There are lots of your standard expensive mall type shops in the city. I don't think I would make this a long stop on your travels, but a night or two would be good.

  • 70%


    A place to live rather than visit

    Düsseldorf has great art museums, great nightlife, great restaurants, great shopping and a lovely riverfront promenade. But hasn't got much actual sites.

    Insider Tip:If you stay in Backpackers Düsseldorf and return late from the Altstadt. Take a taxi, only €5!

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