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Düsseldorf (map) is a city on the River Rhine in western Germany and is the capital city of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Altstadt (literally “old town”, map) it belongs to central City District 1. The Düsseldorfer Altstadt is known as “the longest bar in the world” (längste Theke der Welt), because the small Old Town has more than 300 bars and discothèques; supposedly, each establishment’s bar-counter connecting to one next door.

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Tourists are most likely to concentrate on District 1 (map), with its quarters of Stadtmitte (“city centre”) spreading northwest from the train station, as well as Altstadt (“old town”) and Carlstadt (map) on the Rhine.

Of the other districts and city parts, of interest to tourists may be the Benrath (Schloss Benrath, map) in District 9, with its grand palace and park and Lohausen (map) in District 5, which contains Düsseldorf’s international airport.

The quarter between Berliner Allee, Klosterstraße, Charlottenstraße and Graf-Adolf-Straße is known as the Japanese quarter (Japanisches Viertel, map), as the many Japanese companies tend to place their head offices there. This in turn results in the proliferation of typically Japanese service providers, including many restaurants and specialist stores.

Burgplatz (Castle Square, map). The coffee-shop in the towers top offers a grand view onto the Rhine and the ships passing by. The square won an award as one of the nicest squares in Germany after World War II.

Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse (Tailor Wibbel Lane, map). A small lane inside the old town, connecting Bolkerstraße and Flingerstraße. It is packed with restaurants and bars, most of them offering Spanish-American and Latin American food (particularly Argentinian).

Carlsplatz (map). The Carlsplatz is the centre of Carlstadt and houses the city’s only permanent weekday market, featuring savory food, sweets, flowers as well as popular artworks.

Medienhafen (Media Harbor, map). At the southern end of the Rhine promenade you will find the newest landmark of Düsseldorf, the so called Media Harbour. The former harbour was transformed into a quarter with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, discotheques and hotels. Its flair is based on the mixture of old and new.

The promenade on the bank of Rhine (map) is one of the most beautiful ones in Germany, and it is situated on the correct side, the right bank, because the sun shines onto this side all day long.

Every Christmas, the city of Düsseldorf uses the city centre to host one of the largest Christmas gatherings in Germany. The Christmas festival occurs every year from 17 November until 23 December.


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

With its extensive network of routes, the Rheinbahn will get you to your destination by tram, bus or underground railway.

The association with the Verkehrsbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR – Regional Transport Association) means that uniform fares are charged throughout the region’s public transport systems and on the surcharge-free Deutsche Bahn trains.

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BUS: MeinFernbus | Stations & Destinations — Germany’s largest long-distance bus company. + FlixbusBerlin Linien BusPostbusMeinFernbusDeinBus. Information on almost all bus routes in Germany – BUSRADAR.com. (*Intercity buses in Germany)

TRAIN: Deutsche BahnGerman Rail PassVGNSNCB International • ÖBB • Thalys • RailEurope. (*Rail travel in Germany)

AIRPORT: Düsseldorf International Airport, the third largest airport in Germany by passenger traffic, is within the city limits. As the distance is rather small and transportation links are good, the Cologne/Bonn Airport can be used as an entry point to Düsseldorf just as well. Berlin Airport • Cologne Bonn AirportFrankfurt AirportStuttgart AirportHamburg AirportMunich AirportDüsseldorf Airport

FERRY: Color LineTT-Line / Sylt Island Ferry: FRS SyltfähreAdler-Schiffe. Lake Constance Ferries: The largest lake in Germany, Lake Constance offers several ferry routes connecting Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

This is Düsseldorf.

Explore its highlights on our guided tours between the Old Town, Königsallee and the “MedienHafen”, by bus, on foot, by boat, carriage or bike. Our well-trained, knowledgeable city guides will make you familiar with Düsseldorf’s sights and landmarks.

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Useful websites.

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Deutsche Bahn.

Travel information, train tickets, online tickets, regional day tickets, affordable offers for rail travel and city breaks.

Berlin Art Link: A digital platform for contemporary art and culture in Berlin, providing information on exhibitions, events, and festivals.

Goethe-Institut: A worldwide organization promoting German language and culture, with branches in many cities across Germany, providing information on cultural events, exhibitions, and festivals.

Time Out Berlin: An online guide to Berlin’s cultural life, providing information on events, festivals, and nightlife.