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Düsseldorf houses “the longest bar in the world”, Germany’s finest shopping boulevard Königsallee, and countless museums, theatres and attractions underscoring the city as a major arts centre. It offers the legendary cheer of the Rhineland with all its quaint traditions in perfect harmony with all the luxuries of a truly cosmopolitan city. You are invited to discover this great city.

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Königsallee, Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf’s Königsallee is one of a small group of internationally famous streets that may justifiably call themselves boulevards. Affectionately called the “Kö” by Düsseldorf’s residents, it is the primary shopping street in Düsseldorf, and as its nucleus connects the city centre to provide a continuous shopping experience running from the Altstadt (Old Town) through to the Kö and all the way to Schadowstraße. Come along, see and be seen – and do some truly stylish shopping as well.

Altstadt (Old Town)
Altstadt, Düsseldorf

Nowhere else in Düsseldorf can one feel the city’s heartbeat so clearly as in the Altstadt. Those who want to party, people in search of culture or history lovers will all be equally well catered for in this area between the Rhine and Heinrich-Heine Allee, that covers an area of less than half a square kilometre. This tiny space is crammed with around 260 eateries, pubs, bars, discos and restaurants, and one would be hard pressed to find the like in any other city. The Altstadt is also home to Altbier – a real Düsseldorf speciality.

Brewery Zum Schiffchen
Hafenstraße 5, 40213, Düsseldorf

Brauerei Zum Schiffchen in the heart of the Altstadt (Old Town) is the oldest restaurant in Düsseldorf, one considered a typical original Düsseldorf restaurant. The atmosphere, furnishings and food here are as much guarantors of originality as the blue-aproned “Köbesse” – the waiters – who “celebrate” their service with Rhenish humour and the typical Düsseldorf dialect – much to the delight of guests and travel groups from countries all across the world. The restaurant was first mentioned in 1628 and is proud to have had even Napoleon among its patrons.

Brewery Uerige
Berger Straße 1, 40213, Düsseldorf

The Uerige home brewery has been brewing excellent beer in the heart of Düsseldorf’s Old Town since 1862. It is still produced according to the purity laws of 1516. The Uerige brewery serves homemade snacks and daily specials that vary according to the season.

Königsallee, Düsseldorf

Such major international designers as Armani, Bulgari, Gucci, Jil Sander and Prada have opened shops along the luxurious shopping mile – Königsallee – which is one of Europe’s top retail boulevards. It’s here that exclusive boutiques rub shoulders with major fashion houses, and where shopping malls with elegant street cafés can be found. It is a true catwalk for the latest trends – a great place to see what’s going on and to be seen! Düsseldorf caters to every budget, from upmarket to bargains. It is a popular place for a stroll along countless designer shops and jewellery stores.

Schadowstraße, Düsseldorf

The Schadowstraße is one of the most frequented shopping streets achieving the highest turnovers in Germany. It start at Kömisgallee, pass the Tausendfüßler and reach up to Berliner Allee. This place is perfect for a sunday walk because a lot of department stores and numerous typical shops can be found on the street.


Germany can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Best times to visit Düsseldorf are spring and winter. In spring, during the Easter P period, the crocuses, tulips and narcissus are in full bloom, making the city’s parks and gardens beautiful places to stroll. In winter, top on most people’s lists for a German visit are the Christmas markets which carries over into the shops and restaurants of the city. Average temperatures in Düsseldorf vary greatly; however, if you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Düsseldorf, the hottest months are July, August, and then June; the warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 24.9°C.

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