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Our most recommended things to do in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf: City Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

1. Düsseldorf: City Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

Düsseldorf has a lot to offer. Get to know the sights in Düsseldorf aboard a superb river cruise. Discover Germany's city of fashion at its best as you relax on board. Admire the city and be impressed by the panorama of the Old Town. Located at the cultural and commercial heart of the Rhineland, you will see plenty of life on the river banks as you cruise by. Sail from a central location in the city center, and see the lovely banks of the Rhine River in comfort. During the trip on the Rhine, you will get to admire some of the city's major landmarks and sights from the water. On board the boat, you can purchase some snacks and drinks from the bar.

Düsseldorf: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

2. Düsseldorf: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Get on board and enjoy the highlights of Düsseldorf! The tour lasts approx. 90 minutes and will take you right around and through the city center of the vibrant metropolis on the Rhine. The modern HopOn HopOff concept allows you to get off at any stop and explore your favorite spots at your own leisure. En route, learn more about each attraction and the history of the city through earphones (ten languages). The stops for the bus tours are: • Königsallee (Kö-Brücke Königsallee/Steinstraße) (first bus leaves at 10 a.m., the last bus at 4 p.m.) • Burgplatz/Altstadt • Rheinturm/Medienhafen (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinturm - 1) • Rheinterrasse/Ehrenhof (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinterrasse) • Nordpark/Aquazoo (Kaiserswerther Str.) • Kunstakademie/Altstadt (öffentliche Haltestelle: Tonhalle/Ehrenhof - 5) • Main entrance (central library-Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1) • Königsallee (Kö-Brücke Königsallee/Steinstraße)

Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

3. Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

Enjoy authentic Düsseldorf beer culture and lifestyle on this city walking tour. Sample local microbrews and learn about production as your guide takes you through the process. Your tour starts in front of the Schloßturm at Burgplatz in the old town of Düsseldorf. In the Brauerei Kürzer, get an insight into the brewing process and see the "beer barrel which is never empty." Sample the non-pasteurized craft beers with unique flavors you could taste blindfolded. Drink like a local, standing on the street in front of the brewery, and listen as your guide shares stories of the local beer culture. Discover the answers to questions like why you don't have to order a beer in Düsseldorf, why the glasses are so small, and where the longest bar in the world is. Afterward, make new friends and reserve a table at one of the breweries, where your tour will end on a high note.

Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

4. Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

Experience a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Düsseldorf with the renowned brewery tour. Meet your guide and take a trip through the city's most famous breweries such as the im Füchschen, Zum Schlüsse, Brasserie Kürzer, and more. Start the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste delicious local beer to find the one that best suits you. Sip on the famous Alt beer while enjoying the warm and traditional atmosphere of the breweries. You will meet fellow travelers from around the globe and learn about the breweries and the local brewing culture of Düsseldorf. Taste many other types of beers and play interactive party games with your new friends to break the ice. Enjoy the unique public brewery tour with your friends, families, coworkers, sports team, or even by yourself. 

DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

5. DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

Create your own itinerary in Düsseldorf with an affordable city card offering discounts of up to 100% at a host of participating museums and attractions. Enjoy unlimited use of the city's trams and buses, along with all surcharge-free RE, RB and S-Bahn trains within zone B43 of Düsseldorf and surroundings to get from site to site. Benefit from reduced-price entry to a host of exhibitions and avail of leisure facilities included for the duration of your DüsseldorfCard.

Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

6. Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

“Hear ye! Hear ye!” As the day draws to a close and the lamps come on in the romantic narrow streets, the Night Watchman will take you on a tour of the historical Altstadt (Old Town). The nightwatchman has all kinds of interesting and saucy tales to tell about local customs and everyday life in the past.

Düsseldorf: 2-Hour Evening Rhine River Cruise with Live DJ

7. Düsseldorf: 2-Hour Evening Rhine River Cruise with Live DJ

See Düsseldorf light up as the sun goes down on this 2-hour Rhine River cruise. As twilight envelops the city, experience the charm of the ruins and Old Town from the comfort of a gentle cruise ship. Relax with a live DJ and immaculate views of the modern German city. See the striking buildings in the state capital shine in the soft light and hear from your guide about Düsseldorf’s rich heritage. Watch the sunset on the horizon and witness the city’s vibrant nightlife awaken. Enjoy music from the onboard DJ throughout your 2-hour journey for a perfectly chilled-out atmosphere. Check out the bar, for a selection of cocktails, beers, or tasty snacks.

Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

8. Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

Nowhere else in Germany can one get such a great feel for the Japanese way of life as in Düsseldorf. The epicentre of that world is the area around Immermannstraße. This part of town is home not only to the oldest Japanese bookshop outside Japan, but also to many fantastic restaurants. Come with us to discover where to get the best sake, which sushi is the most valuable, and which manga comics are currently trending. Incl.: four culinary samples

Düsseldorf: Little Tokyo Self-Guided Walking Tour

9. Düsseldorf: Little Tokyo Self-Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Little Tokyo in an exciting way. Start the self-guided tour whenever you like and spend an enjoyable and varied time in this fascinating part of Düsseldorf. The tour takes you through the Japanese part of the Asian-influenced district of Düsseldorf, home to countless sushi and ramen restaurants, as well as bookshops with the best selection of Japanese comics and several supermarkets, as well as a travel agency, hairdressers, dry cleaners and home accessories shops. Stroll through the streets and uncover artistically-folded lanterns and a temple gate. Learn all about the eternal spring. Discover the history of Japanese culinary specialties and find out where to feast on them. Encounter Far Eastern lucky charms and Japanese cherry blossoms as you get to know this unique side of Düsseldorf. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what the cherry blossom means to Japanese people? It's like being shown Little Tokyo by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On-site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Little Tokyo! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking. Like everywhere else in Germany, all shops in Little Tokyo are closed on Sundays: e.g. all supermarkets, bookshops (Takagi) and also the Manga Mafia shop. However, restaurants and cafés are open, as well as BingGo, which sells tayjaki for consumption on the street.

Düsseldorf: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

10. Düsseldorf: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Dusseldorf at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Download the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, open the app, and head to the starting point to begin your city game adventure. Use the mobile app and integrated map to navigate your way around Düsseldorf, visiting 10 of the city's most popular sights along the way. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Visit Martin-Luther-Platz, the unique Triton Fountain, and the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Continue to the Church of St. Andreas and the St. Lambertus Church. See the Stadterhebungsmonument, Burgplatz, Marktplatz, the Old Town Hall, and the Rheinuferpromenade. Start your walking tour whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue later or save the rest for another day.

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(3,676 reviews)

Johanna was our tourguide and she mixed in well with our group. A side from the beers she told also some things about the history from Düsseldorf. Loved the tour, would certainly recommend!

Was a nice tour. Saw a lot of interesting things. Even though we arrived late, our guide waited for us. I was convinced that we could make this tour. Much appreciated.

A great way to spend some time in Dusseldorf. The guide was very knowledgeable about the beer making progress and the city.

Nice if you have an hour to spare. Better with sun and chill out with a nice view :)

Absolutely brilliant everyone in the group had a very enjoyable time.