Düsseldorf is a modern city with a fun mix of events, sights, museums and everything you can see and do. In the summer months there is quite a lot organized in the city. For an up-to-date overview of events, we would like to refer you to the Düsseldorf Tourist Office, which is well informed about everything that is going on in the city.
This oldest area of the city of Düsseldorf has many special sights to offer. This district is not very large, so it is quite walkable. In particular, the old town hall (rathaus), the Lambertus Basilica, the castle tower (schlossturm) containing the Maritime Museum and the many shops and restaurants are sights that make Altstadt worthwhile. Many cafés and restaurants can be found in Bolkerstraße. Partly because of this, the city of Düsseldorf is also called the longest bar in the world (längste theke der welt). For shopping you mainly visit the streets Kapunzinergasse, Flinger Straße, Mittelstraße and Wallstraße. The Altstadt also hosts the Düsseldorf Festival every year. This festival in which art and culture are central manages to attract thousands of visitors every year.
Shopping streets Schadowstraße and Königsallee
The range of shops and shopping centres is the largest around these two streets. The masses mainly flock to Schadowstraße for the wide range of well-known and common brands that are offered there. Think of brand names such as H&M, C&A, Primark and Peek & Cloppenburg. The Königsallee or Kö for short is more for people with a well-filled wallet. The brand names that pass by here are Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Hermès and Cartier.
In Germany, they know how to create a Christmas market. In cities such as Cologne, Munich, Aachen, Berlin and Oberhausen, thousands of visitors are expected every year. But also in Düsseldorf, visiting the Christmas market is a must. The Weihnachtsmarkt is mainly located on and around the squares such as Markt Platz, Schadow Platz, Heinrich-Heine-Platz, Stadtbrücken, Flinger Staße and Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz. The atmosphere that is put away can actually be called fairytale-like. In addition to the appearance, there are other atmospheric things present such as music, tasty snacks, tasty drinks and even an ice rink on the Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz.
Environmental badge in Düsseldorf
If you want to enter the city centre of Düsseldorf by car, it is mandatory to have an environmental badge.
Don't have an environmental badge? Or is your car not eligible for the environmental badge required in Düsseldorf? Then you can also consider parking at the airport or the city fair. From there you can easily take the S-Bahn or the U-Bahn to the city center. There are also a large number of P+ R sites around Düsseldorf.