Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Dusseldorf? Read our tips below on the things to do in Dusseldorf, Germany plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and the best restaurants to try!
Dusseldorf is a city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. It is one of the wealthiest cities in Germany, so it’s no surprise that luxury shopping is a favorite pastime there. Dusseldorf is famous for its nightlife, carnival events, shopping and for fashion and trade fairs like the Boot Messe (one of the world’s best trade fairs for boats and watersports) and Igedo (world leader in fashion).
If you’re planning to stay in Düsseldorf for only 3 days, then we have prepared a 3-day sample weekend itinerary for you. In this 3-day itinerary, it will make your stay in Düsseldorf more memorable and fun.
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DAY 1 – Weekend Guide to Dusseldorf, Germany
It is nice to start your travel with a relaxing day at Nordpark Japanese Garden. A Japanese-inspired garden will give you the stress-free feeling while strolling into this 90-acre garden. This garden is also picture-perfect because of its beautiful scenery and stunning plants, trees, ponds, spring and much more. Prepare your best ‘OOTD’ when you visit this place!
After a nice visit to a beautiful garden, let us explore one of Düsseldorf’s historical places, the Schloss Benrath. Not only it will give you a glimpse of Düsseldorf’s past, but you will also get the chance to visit a museum located inside the palace. Enjoy seeing and learning in this wonderful place.
DAY 2 – Weekend Guide to Dusseldorf, Germany
Start your day 2 with a blast by visiting Classic Remise Düsseldorf. Whether you’re a fan of vehicles or not, you will surely enjoy this place as it will show you vehicles from the past up until modern times. You’ll get to compare the differences between the old model vehicles and the modern ones. A must visit!
With Düsseldorf’s rich history, you can’t deny the fact that there are a lot of historical places. And of those in Kaiserswerth. In this place, you’ll see beautiful baroque houses dated back from the 17th and 18th centuries. The picturesque ruins of “Kaiserpalz” are located on the bank of the River Rhine.
It is good to spend the rest of your day in a nice active city like the Old Town Düsseldorf. This place has a lot of pubs in which you and your friends would totally enjoy! Not only that, but you can also see some of the most popular churches here with magnificent structures.
DAY 3 – Weekend Guide to Dusseldorf, Germany
What’s the essence of traveling to Düsseldorf if you won’t visit the famous Königsallee. In this place, you would get the chance to shop in one of the most elegant places in Germany. Don’t let the opportunity to pass and visit Königsallee with your best and most fashionable clothes! And don’t forget to bring enough money of course, as this place only has luxurious establishments. However, there’s nothing wrong with just strolling and taking pictures in this elegant place!
Where to Stay in Dusseldorf, Germany
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Where to stay in Dusseldorf if you’re a backpacker
It is located just 50m from the River Rhine. This hostel is set in a striking building overlooking Düsseldorf’s Old Town. Jugendherberge Düsseldorf offers bright, modern rooms with large windows. Reception is open 24 hours a day, and WiFi is free of charge. Some of the single and double rooms feature a TV. A large breakfast buffet is provided. Snacks and drinks are available in the light-flooded bistro. Guests can enjoy table tennis and table football in the games room.
Single Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room with a price of €45.94 per night, with breakfast, included, free cancellation and early payment benefit. The same goes for the Single Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory.
This contemporary hostel is centrally located in Düsseldorf’s Friedrichstadt district. Just 15 minutes’ walk from the Old Town, it offers comfortable rooms with free WiFi. A light breakfast buffet is served daily and guests are welcome to use the fully equipped common kitchen. Backpackers is an ideal base for those taking a city break in Düsseldorf. Take advantage of the free luggage storage and explore the Film Museum or Königsallee shopping district, both easily reached in a 15-minute walk. The Esprit Arena Football Stadium and Düsseldorf Airport can be reached within a 30-minute train journey. Düsseldorf Central Station is only 15 minutes’ walk away.
Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom with a price of €100.52 (+€ 3 taxes and charges) for two nights. Good breakfast is included and it’s partially refundable.
This budget hotel and the hostel are located in Düsseldorf city center, a 10-minute walk from Düsseldorf Main Station and Königsallee shopping street. It offers a lobby bar and a daily buffet breakfast. The large rooms of the a&o Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof all include a private bathroom with a shower. High-speed WiFi is free in all rooms and public areas.a&o Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof offers table football, a pool table, and bicycle rental. It also has a children’s playroom. Guests enjoy free use of the luggage room and the reception safe. Guests can also enjoy satellite TV broadcasting various sports channels in the lobby and bar.
Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room with a price of €49 per night, however, you need to add €7 for breakfast (optional) and it’s non-refundable.
Where to stay in Dusseldorf if you’re on a budget
Set in Düsseldorf and with ESPRIT Arena reachable within 2.2 km, Grünes Haus offers a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a shared lounge. The property is situated 2.2 km from Fair Dusseldorf, 2.9 km from CCD Congress Centre Dusseldorf and 6 km from Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. All rooms have a shared bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. The guest house offers a terrace. The area is popular for skiing, and bike hire is available at Grünes Haus. Church of St. Andreas is 6 km from the accommodation, while German Opera at River Rhein is 6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Dusseldorf International Airport, 3.5 km from Grünes Haus.
Single Room with a price of €100 for two nights including taxes and charges, it’s cancellation is free and no prepayment needed-you can pay at the property.
This non-smoking hotel offers free private parking and free internet in all rooms. It lies beside the Grafenberger Wald forest, a direct tram ride from Düsseldorf’s city center. Each room at the Sporthotel Borussia Düsseldorf includes a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet, and hairdryer. The Sporthotel Borussia also has table tennis tables. The Burgmüllerstraße tram stop is 300 m from the Borussia Düsseldorf. The 709 tram takes you to Düsseldorf Main Station in 15 minutes, and the U73 underground line takes you to Düsseldorf Old Town in just 11 minutes. Grafenberg is a great choice for travelers interested in convenient public transport, ambiance, and nightlife.
Twin Room with a price of €384 for two nights, including taxes and charges, add €7 for breakfast (optional), and it’s non-refundable.
The Woodmans Boardinghouse features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Fair Dusseldorf is 6 km from the apartment, while Dusseldorf Grafenberg Wildlife Park is 6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Dusseldorf International Airport, 3.1 km from The Woodmans Boardinghouse.
Apartment with a price of €59 per night, including taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.
Where to stay in Dusseldorf if you want Luxury
Located in Düsseldorf city center, 100 m from Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Hyatt House Dusseldorf offers accommodation with a fitness center. This hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge, and free WiFi. The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property. Hyatt House Dusseldorf offers a business center for guest use. Castle Square is a 2-minute walk from the accommodation, while Dusseldorf Town Hall is 200 m away. The nearest airport is Dusseldorf International Airport, 6 km from Hyatt House Dusseldorf.
King Bed Guestroom with a price of €615.12 per night, including taxes and charges, good breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.
This hotel is located on the exclusive Königsallee shopping street in Düsseldorf. It offers a large health club, creative cuisine, and soundproofed rooms with elegant décor. The spacious rooms of the InterContinental Dusseldorf feature free standard WiFi, a flat-screen TV, 3 telephone lines, and a marble bathroom. Tea and coffee are free. The Executive Suite also enjoys a separate living room. Guests over 18 at the InterContinental Hotel Düsseldorf enjoy complimentary access to the adjoining Holmes Place Health & Fitness Club, which offers a modern gym, and a beauty salon. Additional charges may apply to various spa treatments. Regional and international food is served in the atmospheric PÉGA restaurant. Guests can also relax in the elegant bar fifty-nine and in the Vintage wine room.
Superior King Room with a price of €624 per night, including taxes and charges, a very good breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.
This luxurious hotel is situated right in the heart of Düsseldorf, between the Rhine promenade and the lively Old Town district. Offering free WiFi, the Living Hotel De Medici by Derag combines modern comforts with a fine collection of art. Set in a historic, heritage-listed building, the Living Hotel De Medici by Derag also features top modern interior architecture. All rooms are air-conditioned and include a seating area, cable TV and a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. The hotel has a restaurant, a spa, and a fitness room. Other facilities include a 24-hour reception, a bar, and a terrace. Luggage storage and an ironing service are also available. The Living Hotel De Medici by Derag is within a 5-minute walk from the Königsallee shopping street, and cultural attractions such as the Kunsthalle gallery and the German Opera on the Rhine.
Business Plus Double Room with a price of €589.50 per night, including taxes and charges, add €26 for breakfast (optional), and it’s non-refundable.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Dusseldorf, Germany
It is a traditional Japanese restaurant with European influences. The restaurant is famous for combining traditional Japanese dishes with the elegant cuisine of Europe. All of the food in their menu are worth trying but their shabushabu, or wagyu roast beef with mango-sesame-ponzu sauce and the cherry blossom ice cream and leaf croquant are definitely the ones you shouldn’t miss!
- 1:00pm-3:30pm (Sunday)
- 6:30pm-10:30pm (Sunday-Saturday)
- 6:30am-10:30am (Monday-Friday)
- 12:00pm-2:30pm (Monday-Friday)
- 1pm-3pm (Saturday)
Address: 19 Speditionstr, Stadberzik 3 Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Its cuisine is mainly American and fast food. Serving lunch, dinner and late-night meals. All the ingredients used are high quality including beef. All the dishes are prepared the same day the meat is delivered. Their best menu is the ‘Wagyu Burger’, but of course, you can also have some juicy steak and spare ribs.
Operating hours: 11am-11pm (Sunday-Saturday)
Address: Immermannstr. 24, 40210 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
This is not your ordinary burger place. It is a restaurant specializing in burger artistry. Bob & Mary has a distinct architecture and stylish interior design. Other than burgers, they also serve crispy salads, sesame chicken, and fresh, mango-packed fruit desserts.
Operating hours: 12:00pm-10:00pm (Sunday-Thursday) and 12:00pm-11:00pm (Friday-Saturday)
Address: Hammer Str. 26, 40219 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
This restaurant offers German, European and Central European cuisine. Dorfstube also has magnificent dishes like warm oxtail pralines and coq-au-vin from local farmers followed up by a crispy rhubarb crumble.
Operating hours: 12:00pm-10:00pm (Sunday)
Address: Lanker Str. 2 | Belsenplatz, 40545 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Uerige is home to one of the best regional German beer in the country. If you’re the type who likes alcohol, then this one is the place for you. On their menu, they have different types of sausages, soups, tartar, and red beet carpaccio with goats’ cheese rub shoulders. All of which is worth your penny.
Operating hours: 10:00am-12:00am (Sunday-Saturday)
Address: Berger Str. 1 | Kruising Marktstrasse., 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
How to go to Dusseldorf, Germany from the UK
Via Easyjet: (one way)
*From London Gatwick to Dusseldorf International
Ticket Price: €61
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Stansted to Dusseldorf Weeze
Ticket Price: £36.63
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