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Düsseldorf

Come for the shopping and art, and stay for the history, riverside cuisine, and traditional German beer.

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Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

1. 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. Learn the answers to the eternal questions: Why is Altbier not an old beer?What or who is a Köbes? Why you don't have to order beer in Düsseldorf? Why are the glasses so small? Where is the "longest bar in the world"? Where did the Neandertaler get its name? Afterward, make new friends and reserve a table at one of the breweries, where your tour will end on a high note.

Düsseldorf: Boat Cruise on the Rhine

2. Düsseldorf: Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Düsseldorf has a lot to offer – not just the carnival. 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 ruins of the city and be impressed by the panorama of the picturesque 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 grab some snacks and drinks from the bar at reasonable prices.

Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

3. 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 young and energetic guide, an experienced professional who will happily take you on a trip through the city's most famous breweries. Not only will you learn a little bit about the breweries and the local brewing culture, but most importantly taste the result of hundreds of years of brewing experience. Enjoy the warm and traditional atmosphere as the brewery tour shines a light on Düsseldorf's weirdest, most interesting, and hilarious facts and legends. The tour covers not only the most historical and experienced breweries such as the “Im Füchschen”, but also the more modern masters in “Alt Beer” brewing such as the “Kürzer”. Begin at the Radschläger Brunnen opposite the famous Brewery “Zum Goldenen Ring”. The guides are easily spotted, equipped with black backpacks and a signature red nametag. They will gather all the participants before starting the tour giving you an opportunity to meet the rest of the beer lovers and make some friends as well as ensuring that nobody gets left behind. After getting acquainted, no time is wasted as the tour starts the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste delicious local beer to find the one that best suits you. On this tour, the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. This allows them to make decisions based on the group dynamic ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied. No matter whether you’re there with your friends, families, coworkers, sports team or even by yourself, the public brewery tour will satisfy each and every one of you.

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

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

Take in the highlights of Düsseldorf from a hop-on hop-off bus. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and will take you right around and through the city center of the vibrant metropolis on the Rhine. Get off at any stop and explore at your own leisure with a hop-on hop-off ticket. En route, learn more about each attraction and the history of the city through earphones with commentary available in 10 languages. Enjoy the freedom to explore the city for 24 hours from when you first activate your ticket. Stops: • Königsallee (Kö-Brücke Königsallee/Steinstraße) • Burgplatz/Altstadt • Rheinturm/Medienhafen (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinturm - 1) • Rheinterrasse/Ehrenhof (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinterrasse) • Nordpark/Aquazoo (Kaiserswerther Str.) • Kunstakademie/Altstadt (öffentliche Haltestelle: Tonhalle/Ehrenhof - 5) • Tourist-Information Hauptbahnhof

Düsseldorf: Ticket for Rhine Tower

5. Düsseldorf: Ticket for Rhine Tower

The Rhine Tower, Dusseldorf's most recognizable landmark, was created by architect H. Deilmann and built in 1982 on the edge of the city center’s southern district at the entrance to the Media Harbour. From the tower, you will experience the most breathtaking view of the Rhine Metropolis: the Media Harbour, historic city center, Hofgarten, Königsallee and the Rhine. If on the day of your visit the weather is clear, the view extends as far as the Cologne Cathedral.  Opening Hours:  Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 AM - 12:00 AM Friday, Saturday, and Holidays: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

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

6. 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, commentary from your guide, and immaculate views of the historic 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 and barbecue for a selection of cocktails, beers, or tasty snacks.

Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

7. Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

Experience Düsseldorf from a different perspective as you join a night watchman at the end of the day and take a stroll through the historical Altstadt (Old Town). Venture down the romantic lanes and see the streets and buildings illuminated after dark by the glow of the atmospheric lanterns.  Follow a guide equipped with a hand lantern, horn and halberd, as in days of old, and admire his typical gown and costume. Listen intently to interesting tales and hear juicy details of the customs and everyday life of the olden days. When the watchman cries, ‘Hark, ye folks," it is time to explore!

DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

8. 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 A of Düsseldorf city center 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: Altstadt Guided Tour

9. Düsseldorf: Altstadt Guided Tour

Discover the longest bar in the world on a 1.5-hour tour of the Düsseldorf Altstadt (Old Town) with an expert guide. Stroll through the lively entertainment area, where more than 260 bars, restaurants, cafés and breweries add to the flair of the historical city center. Venture along the pretty lanes and take a look behind the scenes to make surprising discoveries you wouldn't find on your own. Marvel as history is brought to life and find out why the landmark Renaissance-style Basilica St. Lambertus has a twisted tower. Hear why the equestrian statue of Jan Wellem from the Wittelsbach dynasty was erected and see where the poet Heinrich Heine was born. Listen to how the play Wibbel the Tailor, set in the city, gained fame and enjoy great views of the River Rhine and city skyline from the riverside Rhine Promenade.

Düsseldorf: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

10. Düsseldorf: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Düsseldorfs modern but historic city center, as you solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. It’s up to you when you start your scavenger hunt through Düsseldorf, as well as how long you wish to stay at each location. You can take a break from your city game at any time or even continue your scavenger hunt on another day, just as you like. The scavenger hunt through Düsseldorf begins at the main train station, then leads through the Japanese Quarter to the Kö-Bogen and Königsallee. It continues in the old town with its town hall and its many restaurants and breweries. You can also discover the Rhine promenade and the Medienhafen. There is no need to make an appointment for your scavenger hunt game. Simply book the game box and have it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price), or notify your guides to pick it up outside opening hours.

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What people are saying about Düsseldorf

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based on 2,807 reviews

Man spielt das Spiel selbstständig mit einem Handy. Alles ist auf Deutsch. Den Anfang fanden wir etwas schwer, aber als wir kapiert haben worum es geht, hat uns das super Spaß gemacht. Am Ende gab es noch ein Zusatzlevel fürs Zuhause.

I took my friend for his birthday to see the Rheinturm It was a great time we got to enjoy some cake. Very good experience, I recommend

What a fun tour!! Thanks for all your fun stories and excellent recommendations for dinner. It was amazing!!!

The boat trip was very nice and the duration was just right. We literally got a different view of the city.

Fantastic guide Lena! She knows the history and makes it sound interesting! Fun tour! :)