Dusseldorf is a city in Western Germany at the banks of the Rhine. Dusseldorf is considered to be one of the key areas of the German economy, and is it also one of the most densely populated cities of the country. The city is famous for its nightlife, fashion, shopping opportunities, carnivals, as well as for big events (such as Kirmes festival and Christmas market). The old city center was almost completely destroyed in World War II, but has been completely rebuilt, based on old drawings. The Old Town is not only full of beer rooms and a great place for shopping, but also looking fully authentically.
Monthly Weather Conditions
Dusseldorf's weather changes throughout the whole year. Winters tend to be uncomfortably cold and summers can be very wet. The most rainy days are from November to April but there are still many interesting things to do when it rains.
The best months to visit are in June, July and August. If a visit during summer is not possible then visit during the spring. You can also enjoy Carnivals from July to November. there's The Biggest Funfair on the Rhine in July, and there are carnivals and Street Parades in November.
More information: Düsseldorf forecast and weather conditions monthly
Düsseldorf 11 most important sights:
- Königsallee: Düsseldorf's most elegant shopping street is Königsallee.
- Schloss Benrath: Schloss Benrath is a splendid Baroque palace constructed between 1756 and 1773.
- North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection: The vast gallery houses numerous works of modern art, including a notable collection of paintings by Paul Klee.
- Kaiserswerth: One of Düsseldorf's oldest (and poshest) neighborhoods, and a wonderful place to explore due to its many old buildings and its picture-perfect location on the Rhine.
- The Museum of Art: Kunstpalast: A museum of art.
- Old Town Düsseldorf: The focal point of the Old Town is the Marktplatz, where you'll find the imposing Town Hall (Rathaus) and a large equestrian statue of Elector John William II, erected in 1711.
- Neue Zollhof and the Gehry Buildings: Düsseldorf is home to some of the most daring modern architecture, the best of which can be seen in Neue Zollhof, a stunningly redeveloped section of the city's old port.
- Nordpark's Japanese Garden: One of Düsseldorf's most popular parks and, at 90 acres, one of its largest.
- The Hofgarten: A large park
- The Magic of the Rhine: The Embankment Promenade: Offers one of the best ways to enjoy the city's wonderful riverside.
- Loebbecke-Museum und Aquazoo: Museum
Recommendation for one day:
- Start your day at Königsallee - Germany's most elegant avenue and a shopping paradise. Affectionately known to locals as the "Kö," it's comparable to Avenue Montaigne in Paris. This long stretch of high-end real estate was completed between 1802 and 1804 and continues to draw the crowds with its eclectic mix of exclusive boutiques, luxury shopping arcades and art galleries, as well as numerous restaurants and cafés.
- From there you can visit the North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection. The largest collection, K20, is located in Grabbeplatz, an ultra-modern building with a façade of polished black granite which itself is a work of art. Or you can go to Kaiserswerth, one of Düsseldorf's oldest (and poshest) neighborhoods, it's a wonderful place to explore due to its many old buildings and its picture-perfect location on the Rhine.
- Visit Düsseldorf's Old Town, the focal point of the Old Town is the Marktplatz where you'll find the imposing Town Hall (Rathaus) and a large equestrian statue of Elector John William II erected in 1711.
- One of Düsseldorf's most popular parks - and at 90 acres, one of its largest - Nordpark's Japanese Garden is a wonderful place to explore.
- You should definitely then go to The Magic of the Rhine: The Embankment Promenade. It offers one of the best ways to enjoy the city's wonderful riverside.
Compared to prices worldwide, Düsseldorf is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $86.13, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $274.29, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $57.49
- Hotel (3 stars): $76.52
- Hotel (4 stars): $98.05
- Hotel (5 stars): $220.62
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $15.42
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $26.59
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.91
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.94
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.17
Düsseldorf has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 68.8 (better than United states average 49.2)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 81.8 (better than United states average 71.2)
- Walking alone at night: 59.4 (better than United states average 42.9)
More information: Düsseldorf safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.