Worldwide

48-hours in Düsseldorf

By , October 09, 2015

Chances are you will pass through Düsseldorf at some point, perhaps for work or in transit. So we’re going to show you how to enjoy 48-hours in this Fortune 500 playground while proving that mixing business with pleasure is a good thing.

Altstadt

[caption id="attachment_324" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]ileadmin_assets_bilder_dmt_bildarchiv_public_Am_Rhein_Blick ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH – photographer U. Otte[/caption]

What to Do

Grab an Altbier (speciality beer of Düsseldorf) at a kiosk and enjoy it on the “Steps”, as they’re colloquially referred to by residents, at the Burgplatz – a popular meeting point along the Rhine. Then, when the sun has set, catch a live show at the Kunsthalle’s Salon Des Amateurs. This alternative club, belonging to the contemporary art center, contrasts the luxury fashion stores along the nearby Königsallee.

Where to Stay

The Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel boasts the prestigious Königsallee address and is a 2-minute walk to the Heinrich-Heine-Allee U-Bahn – the metro station for the city centre.

Stay the night!

Hauptbahnhof

[caption id="attachment_348" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]ileadmin_assets_bilder_dmt_bildarchiv_public_Veranstaltungen_Japantag_Fächertanz2 ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH – photographer U. Otte[/caption]

What to Do

Slurp down a bowl of ramen at Toyko speed at Naniwa Noodles & Soups and then, once you’re paid your cheque at the counter, check the train schedules at the Haputbahnhof (main train station) for day-trips to Cologne, Bonn, or many other neighboring cities within an hour’s journey by train. The Schönes Wochenende weekend ticket from the Deutsche Bahn is the perfect option for multiple travellers thinking of taking numerous trips around the region.

Where to Stay

The Motel One Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof is located on Immermannstrasse, home to the largest concentration of Japanese supermarkets and restaurants, which stretches from the Hauptbahnhof to the city center (a 20-minute walk on a nice day).

Stay the night!

Medienhafen

[caption id="attachment_332" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH – photographer U. Otte ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH – photographer U. Otte[/caption]

What to Do

See the Neuer Zollhof buildings by Frank Gehry by foot or by boat tour – there are numerous tours to pick from at the Burgplatz promenade. After a relaxing river cruise with complementary beverages, ascend the Rhine Tower to soak in the best view of the city from the observation deck.

Where to Stay

If you want a view of the Rhine we recommend staying at the Mercure Düsseldorf Hafen which is a 15-minute walk from the Rhine Tower. The hotel design blends in with the modern harbour architecture of the Medienhafen.

Stay the night!

Nordpark

[caption id="attachment_342" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]ileadmin_assets_bilder_dmt_bildarchiv_public_Schloesser_Nordpark(1) ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH – photographer U. Otte[/caption]

What to Do

Enjoy nature – and lots of it. At 15 hectares, Nordpark is definitely large enough for you to get lost in and not see tall buildings poking out around the park’s periphery.

Where to Stay

10-miuntes by U-Bahn from Nordpark, the Hilton Düsseldorf is our top pick for hotels to stay at in the northern part of the city.

Stay the night!

Benrath

What to Do

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Schloss Benrath is a Baroque palace on the outskirts of Düsseldorf. When coming from a city of skyscrapers there’s nothing like being inside buildings that are full of history, much like the well-kept palaces of Germany. The palace is open from 11am-5pm every day except Tuesday.

Where to Stay

If you’re looking to stay close to Schloss Benrath, in Düsseldorf’s south, the Amber Hotel Hilden/Düsseldorf is our hotel of choice.

Stay the night!

View comments