Things to do in Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf – a thriving city with something for everyone

Dusseldorf (Düsseldorf) is a bubbling metropolitan area along the river Rhine in Germany. It’s a kaleidoscope of fashion, festivals, historic sites, shopping, fairs, and restaurants. For an exciting and energy-packed holiday, Dusseldorf is a wonderful location for singles, married couples, or children to go on holiday.


Things to do in Dusseldorf

Because Dusseldorf is a city with a bit of everything, you won’t have trouble finding things to do in Dusseldorf. A great place to start is the Tourist Bureau located in the center of the city, as they have on hand plenty of information, directions, and helpful personnel that can help you plan your stay.


Dusseldorf Shopping

Dusseldorf has incredible shopping, ranging from delightful boutiques scattered along the main city boulevard and spectacular department stores with something for everyone.


Theatres in Dusseldorf

The city also hosts several theaters with performances ranging from contemporary plays in modern architecture to cabaret in classical buildings.


Museums in Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf also has just about every kind of museum, depending on what you’re interested in. There are art, film, historical, and other various museums scattered around the city.


Grafenberger Wildpark Dusseldorf

You must visit the unique Grafenberger Wildpark which serves as a park where you can play with and feed wild animals.


Aquazoo Dusseldorf

For kids there is also the aqua zoo which has a wonderful collection of marine life. In the aquazoo you walk through different environments like the desert or the corals. On your way you get to see animals like penguins, crocodiles and seals.


When to go to Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf has mild weather and is pleasant at all times of the year. During April, you can experience the city marathon which attracts visitors and runners from all over the world. Dusseldorf also has a lovely Christmas market where you can try local treats and buy traditional gifts from an outdoor marketplace. In July, the city hosts a fun fair with fireworks, festivities, and amusements park rides. No matter what time of year you visit, the city promises a great adventure and there are always a lot of things to do in Dusseldorf.






Things to do in Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf Facts

Population593 682
AirportDusseldorf, Germany (DUS)

Dusseldorf average temperatures

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Dusseldorf Opera House

Opernhaus Düsseldorf

Inaugurated as a theater in 1875, Opernhaus Düsseldorf has been the main venue for cultural events in Düsseldorf since then. In 1921, the ownership changed from being municipally owned to being in the hands of an opera company and thereby making Opernhaus Düsseldorf what it is today, a venue by opera enthusiasts for opera enthusiasts. Nearby the opera house you will find the Landskrone lake, a great place for a post-performance walk!

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Düsseldorf Marathon

The Düsseldorf Marathon is an annual event held in the month of April each year. The event features a main marathon, a relay race and a run for kids. The main course will take you through most of Düsseldorf's distinguished inner city, starting near the Museum Kunstpalast traveling around the Rhine River. The elevation on the course is as the city of Düsseldorf relatively flat making the Düsseldorf Marathon a fast race. Visit their website to view the entire course map and start training for the upcoming marathon!

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Golf in Düsseldorf

If you go to Düsseldorf, you will have many different options when you choose which golf course to play on. Just outside the city to the northeast you will find Golfclub Düsseldorf-Grafenberg embedded in the hillside forest. The course is quite difficult with many artificial lakes trying to hinder your progress while you try to hit the fairways and greens. To the west, a bit further from the city you can play on Golfclub Meerbusch, an 18 hole course surrounded by a thick forest. Another great course, located south of the city is Golfanlage Hummelbachaue, a flat 18 hole course with one of the largest practice facilities in the country. Golf in Düsseldorf is very diverse, and there are many more courses in the surrounding area to choose from.

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Theme Parks in Dusseldorf - Hollywood feeling at Movie Park

Even though you’re in Düsseldorf, and not even close to being in Hollywood, you can still get a taste of it by visiting Movie Park. It is located a little bit outside of the city and it is usually called a German Universal Studios. Experience the feeling of being on a real movie set, if you’re lucky you may even get the chance to see some cool stunts being performed!

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