Dusseldorf Germany is another major city along the Rhine river. It is the most populous and the second largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia next to Cologne. Dusseldorf is a modern city and a major financial center in Germany. Aside from being an international business hub, Dusseldorf is also known for its fashion and trade fairs. The combination of its modern culture, arts, financial power, rich history that dated back since the Roman and Germanic tribe times, and its strategic location along the River Rhine, makes Dusseldorf an interesting city. Dusseldorf Germany is an ideal city to visit for a day trip when in the Netherlands. From Arnhem, it only takes around one and a half hour drive to reach Dusseldorf. If taking a train, it takes 1 hour and 50 minutes for a direct connection. For this blog, I will discuss the main attractions to visit for a one day itinerary in Dusseldorf (see walking map below).
Dusseldorf Germany one day itinerary
1. Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Embankment Promenade)
The Rheinuferpromenade is full of bars, restaurants, cafeterias and boat tours along the Rhine river. This promenade is a good place to stroll and to enjoy the ambience of the riverside of Dusseldorf. If you also feel like doing a food trip, there are many options to choose from restaurants, shopping stalls and kiosk. If you also want to discover the landmarks of Dusseldorf other than by walking, simply hop on the boat tours. It will bring you to many famous places of Dusseldorf with some guided tours. Tney also serve snacks and drinks during the tour. Of course, the Rheinuferpromenade is also a nice place for taking photos. It gives a nice view of the old town and the Rhine river.
2. Medienhafen (Media Harbor)
Just along the promenade you can find the Medienhafen. This place combines the modern, futuristic architecture with the old setting along the Rhine river. The views and the buildings make this place as one of the highlights of Dusseldorf. If you are into photography, it is a nice place to stop by especially on a clear and sunny day.
3. Altstadt (Old Town) Dusseldorf Germany
The Altstadt of Dusseldorf Germany, also known as the Old Town, is known as the “the longest bar in the world”. There are more than 300 bars and discos in the Old Town. The Altbier, which literally means Old beer, is the hallmark of Dusseldorf and this beer is brewed from an old traditional recipe by a very few producers.
4. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Dusseldorf Germany)
If you are into arts and exhibits, then you should visit Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen when in Dusseldorf Germany. This museum houses art collections of the federal government go Germany. There are many modern arts, as well as paintings from prominent artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Piet Mondriaan, Kandinsky, Mirò, and Chagall to find inside the museum. The exhibitions are located in three places, namely K20 (Grabbeplatz), K21 (Ständehaus) and Schmela Haus. The entrance to the museum varies from place and exhibitions, ranging from 5 euros to 14 euros. Tickets can be bought in this site.
5. Hofgarten Dusseldorf
After a tiring day tour, you may want to find peace and greenery in the heart of Dusseldorf. Then, the Hofgarten, which is the central park in the city of Dusseldorf, is a place to visit. In fact, the Hofgarten Dusseldorf is the first and oldest garden in Germany established in 1769. This 28 hectares park illustrates a shift from a Baroque to an English style garden. The entrance to the park is free to public.
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