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How to Spend 3 Days in Düsseldorf

How to Spend 3 Days in Düsseldorf

One of Germany’s nightlife capitals and ideally located for cruising the Rhine River, Düsseldorf makes a great choice for a city break. Three days is enough to enjoy the highlights and still have time left over for a day trip. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your time in this modern German city.

Day 1: Explore the Old Town

Take in the sights on a walking or Segway tour of Düsseldorf’s historic Old Town (Altstadt), starting at the Burgplatz castle tower, then following the Rheinuferpromenade along the riverfront. Pay a visit to landmarks such as City Hall (Rathaus), St. Lambertus Basilica, Neander Church, and the Rheinpark, then hit the shops along the famous Königsallee (King's Alley). If you’d rather tour the city at your own pace, climb aboard the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus instead. Spend the evening barhopping in the Altstadt, nicknamed the longest bar in the world for its nearly 300 bars, pubs, and clubs, and be sure to sample the local brew,altbier.

Day 2: Along the Rhine

Spend your second day taking in Düsseldorf’s modern attractions. Start with a morning walk along riverfront Media Harbor, one of the city’s most stylish areas, and take in the unique Frank Gehry buildings and views from the Rheinturm TV tower. After lunch, board a boat for a leisurely cruise along the Rhine River to see the city from a different perspective. Alternatively, spend the afternoon browsing the art collection at the Museum Kunstpalast, or, if you’re traveling with kids, observing marine life at Sea Life Oberhausen. As the sun begins to set, head back to Media Harbor for dinner and cocktails at one of the city’s most glamorous bars or nightclubs.  

Day 3: Get Out of Town

Use your final day to take in nearby sights such as Benrath Castle (Schloss Benrath) or take a day trip to nearby Cologne, where you can view the Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; explore the picturesque Old Town; peruse the acclaimed modern-art collection at Museum Ludwig; or embark on a cruise through the UNESCO-listed Rhine Valley. Other popular choices include Bonn, the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The Schengen agreement makes day-tripping to another European country a breeze, so you might even consider spending your day touring the hip warehouse district in the Dutch town of Eindhoven.

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Düsseldorf Sightseeing round-trip Cruise

Düsseldorf Sightseeing round-trip Cruise

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Float down the romantic Rhine River on this 1-hour sightseeing cruise from Düsseldorf and admire panoramic views of the city’s waterfront sights. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and listen to the on-board commentary as you glide past the Media Harbour, spot architectural landmarks like the Rhine Tower and take a peek at the atmospheric Old Town.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.56
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Düsseldorf Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise

Düsseldorf Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise

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See Düsseldorf’s greatest hits by bus and boat on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 48-hour ticket, design a custom itinerary at your own pace and taste. You’ll see main attractions like the St Lambertus Church and Königsallee shopping district, hopping off the bus anywhere along the 1.5-hour route. Transfer to a panoramic river boat through bustling Media Harbor (MedienHafen), passing Alstadt (Old Town) and the eye-catching Gehry Buildings.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.73
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$29.73
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4-Hour Pub Crawl Tour in Dusseldorf including Drinks

4-Hour Pub Crawl Tour in Dusseldorf including Drinks

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Dusseldorf is renowned for its electric nightlife and the Altstadt has so many bars, pubs and clubs that it’s nicknamed the ‘longest bar in the world’. This evening walking tour offers a fun and safe way to explore the city after dark, with a local guide to escort you to some of the city’s coolest bars and pubs, and welcome shots included at each different venue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.53
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$32.53

Dusseldorf Private Walking Tour

Dusseldorf Private Walking Tour

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Explore Dusseldorf on foot during this short, guided, private walking tour of the city that is totally customizable. Let your guide set a route that meanders through Old Town, along the Rhine Promenade, to Saint Lambertus church and more, or work together to plan a personalized itinerary and route based on your interest in history, WWII, King Wilhelm IV, and architecture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.79
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Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour

Private Tour: Düsseldorf Highlights Tour

Discover history and creativity in bustling Düsseldorf on this private 2-hour Düsseldorf highlights tour. Travel with your private guide along the Rhine River promenade. Gain insight into the city’s heritage and discover landmarks such as Rheinturm and Media Harbour. Learn of World War II history in the Old Town, home to the iconic City Hall building. Stroll down the Königsallee, where people mingle in busy cafes, vibrant restaurants and bars. Listen as your guide highlights hotspots known only to locals and hear the stories linking Königsallee to King Wilhelm IV.
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  • 2 hours
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$256.67
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$256.67
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SEA LIFE Oberhausen Admission Ticket

SEA LIFE Oberhausen Admission Ticket

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Step into a world under the sea with a trip to SEA LIFE Oberhausen. With a skip-the-line ticket, you'll avoid the main entry line and head inside to discover thousands of sea creatures including rays, reef sharks, and turtles. Explore the center at your own pace, watch feedings take place, and enjoy a fun day out for all the family.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.36
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Dusseldorf Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Dusseldorf Airport Private Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a hassle-free start to your time in Germany on this private one-way Düsseldorf Airport arrival transfer. Meet your driver on arrival in the airport and head to your private vehicle. Relax on route to your hotel or other destination in Düsseldorf, and arrive feeling refreshed and ready to make the most of your time in the city. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.67
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$60.67
Price varies by group size

Düsseldorf Segway Tour: Classical City Experience

Düsseldorf Segway Tour: Classical City Experience

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Hop on a Segway to see the sights of Düsseldorf, and put a fun twist on your sightseeing experience. Starting from Düsseldorf's handsome Old Town, the tour crosses the Rhine River and takes in the city's bridges, harbor district, and the designer boutiques of the Königsallee shopping enclave. Learn about the city as you glide around town, and enjoy photos stops by all the key sights. A typical Düsseldorf beer is also included at an Old Town brewery.
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  • 2 hours
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Top 10 attractions walking tour of Dusseldorf

Top 10 attractions walking tour of Dusseldorf

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Get acquainted with the historic city of Dusseldorf during this short, private, guided walking tour that takes you to the city’s top 10 attractions. Take it all in and make the most of your visit with stops at the world’s longest bar, the Dusseldorf state parliament, old town, and more. Learn about the city’s past and watch modern life unfold as you wander and learn.
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  • 2 hours
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$236.60
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