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How to Spend 1 Day in Düsseldorf

How to Spend 1 Day in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, one of Germany’s wealthiest and most modern cities, was all but rebuilt from the ground up after World War II. Today, it’s the elegant capital of North Rhine–Westphalia, known for its excellent nightlife and stellar art scene. If you’re only in town for a day, here’s how to make the most of your time in Düsseldorf.

Morning: City Sightseeing

Kick off your day in Düsseldorf with a zip around town by Segway. Follow your guide across the Rhine River to see the city’s bridges, harbor district, old town, and shopping areas, all while getting an introduction to the history and culture of the city. Alternatively, climb aboard the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus to tour the city at your own pace. The open-top, double-decker bus stops at eight spots around town, with audio commentary in several languages (including English). Be sure to spend some time exploring the Old Town (Altstadt), St. Lambertus Church, and the Königsallee shopping district.

Afternoon: Rhine River Cruise

You’ve seen Düsseldorf by land, now it’s time to see it from the water. Spend the afternoon floating down the Rhine River on a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Bring your camera to capture images of the city’s waterfront, including architectural landmarks like the Rhine Tower. You can even combine the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and a river cruise into a single ticket to use at your leisure. Most cruises last about an hour, giving you some extra time in the afternoon to rest up for a night out on the town.

Night: Altstadt Barhopping

The Altstadt is sometimes referred to as the world’s longest bar, thanks to its numerous bars and historic beer taverns. Treat yourself to a taste of the city’s legendary nightlife during a guided pub crawl through this fun and atmospheric part of town. Walk from one bar to the next, enjoying a welcome shot at each venue. Be sure to try somealtbier, Düsseldorf’s signature brew.

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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.67
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$256.67
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.72
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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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