Top 10 Things to Do in Düsseldorf

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Are you traveling to Düsseldorf? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Düsseldorf as a tourist!


Rheinufer is a lovely promenade along the river where you can enjoy beautiful surroundings. Here, one can also go on boat cruises along the river or sit at one of the cafés/restaurants located along the promenade.


Rheinturm offers an extraordinary view over Dusseldorf. The tower has a height of 175 meters and, the top is also rotating, which means that you can get a 360-degree view of the city. At the upper part of Rheinturm, there is also an excellent restaurant where you can enjoy the view together with a good meal.

Wildpark – Do not support this attraction

The only reason why we have included this attraction in this list is because it’s one of the most popular things to do in Düsseldorf. We want to inform you about how bad it is towards animals to lock them up in a cage for the rest of their lives.

Animals are meant to live in the wild, not in captivity. Please, do not support any attractions that involve animals while traveling the world.

St. Lambertus Church

St. Lambertus is a lovely church that was built during the 1300s. The church is a peaceful place for the locals in the city and provides an opportunity to get away from the hectic city life.

Escape Games

Take a break from sightseeing and shopping, and do some brain exercises in one of the city’s “Escape Games.” An escape game is a game where you have to solve different tasks to advance to the next room and finally manage to get out of there.

Benrath Castle

This castle is located about an hour outside the city center and is one of Düsseldorf’s most iconic attractions. The castle is one of Germany’s largest and was built in the Baroque style. The castle itself originates from the 1700s and is one of the most popular things to do in Düsseldorf.

Music and Theatre

Dusseldorf is bursting with art, culture, and music – and the theaters are no exception either. In Dusseldorf, there are Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Tonhalle Concert Hall with several music performances. Here you can enjoy several pieces of puppet theaters, where Lachbarschaft and “Capitol Theater” are some of the best known.

Altstadt (Old Town)

Düsseldorf’s Old Town is full of opportunities for discovery. The entire district is very cozy and charming and is worth a visit when you are in Dusseldorf.


If you’re interested in golf, then you can enjoy three fantastic golf courses and clubs in the Dusseldorf area. The golf courses are well-kept and keep a high standard. Our favorites are Kosaido Golf Club and Hubbelrath.

Königsallee (The Royal Avenue)

A famous attraction and a cozy promenade in Düsseldorf. Along the avenue lies upscale shops selling designer goods. This area is often quite lively and even more festive during carnival time and the cozy Christmas market that is held every year. Along the Königsallee, one also finds some cozy cafes and restaurants overlooking the promenade.

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