Rovaniemi to Dusseldorf
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A charming combination of old and young, Düsseldorf boasts an interesting assortment of architectural styles, an abundance of public art and numerous attractions and activities. The Old Town has a unique ambience and it’s difficult to believe that the meticulously built new town was almost completely destroyed in World War II. Discover the best of Düsseldorf with this comprehensive Finnair travel guide.
Sights in Düsseldorf
The Media Harbour, designed by top architects such as Frank Gehry, is a stately mix of old industrial buildings and the latest design ideas. The footpath alongside the Rhine River is another place to enjoy views of the city’s diverse beauty. Step back in time with a walk around the atmospheric Old Town; although reconstructed, it looks just like it would have done in times gone by. Sometimes referred to as the “longest bar in the world”, the area is home to more than 250 bars, brewing houses and cafes. Stroll along the gas-lamp-lit Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse and you’ll discover many tucked away places to eat and drink. Burgplatz is a pleasant place to sit and watch scenes of local life, while the trendy Carlstadt provides many photo opportunities for fans of baroque buildings. The two buildings of Kunstsammlung NRW are sure to satisfy any contemporary art lover, with works by Andy Warhol and Picasso among the collections. The North Park and Hofgarten are perfect to escape the bustle of city life, and the unusual EKO-House is a meeting place between east and west with its Japanese garden and Buddhist temple. Other top sights in Düsseldorf include the splendid Benrath Palace and Park, St. Lambertus Basilika, Neander Church, the whimsical Cartwheelers' Fountain and Pegeluhr clock. The city’s numerous bars provide an active night scene.
Things to See and Do Near Düsseldorf
- Augustusburg Palace – Located in Brühl, this striking palace is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site that is often said to display some of the finest Rococo designs across the globe.
- Ruhr – A fascinating side trip for travellers who are interested in industrial heritage and culture.
- The Drachenfels – Situated close to the small town of Königswinter, this scenic mountain is topped with the remains of a 12th-century castle. The peak provides sweeping views and there’s a myth-surrounded cave in the hill that is said to have once housed a dragon.
Shopping in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf’s shopping scene is varied, with high-end fashions and high-street brands along with typical souvenirs, local delicacies and useful household items. There are many shopping centres around the city.
- Königsallee – Sometimes referred to as “The Champs Élysées of Germany” and often shortened to simply Kö, Düsseldorf’s main street has many luxury fashion boutiques.
- Schadowstrasse – One of the busiest shopping streets in all of Germany, department stores, high-street chains, and independent shops are abound here.
- Carlstadt Market – Diverse arts, antiques and crafts can be found at this quirky market in the Old Town.
- Flea Market at Aachener Platz – A large Saturday morning flea market, it’s possible to find almost anything among the vast assortment of second-hand items. It’s popular with people scouting for antiques, unusual artwork and unique finds.
Food and Drink
- Altbier – Brewed in the Old Town, this dark beer has a distinctive taste.
- Düsseldorfer Senfrostbraten – A rump steak coated in flavourful mustard and chopped onion while being roasted, this local speciality is typically served with roasted vegetables and potatoes.
- Ähzezupp – This thick and hearty pea soup is especially warming on a cold day.
- Killepitsch – This locally brewed bright red liquor is made from berries and other fruits and flavoured with herbs and spices.
- Rheinischer Sauerbraten – A type of pot roast, with raisins adding a sweet taste to the roasted beef.
Transport in Düsseldorf
As with most German cities, public transport is very accessible, comfortable and easy to use in Düsseldorf. Tickets are affordable and can be purchased from vending machines. Tickets must be validated before use. The city is split into zones for public transportation purposes, with most places of interest found within Zone A.
- By foot – The city centre is reasonably compact and many major sights are within close walking distance of each other.
- Buses – There are numerous bus routes in Dusseldorf serving practically all parts of the city.
- Trams – A tramline runs between east and west in the city.
- Light rail – The light rail system has several lines and makes crossing the city and travelling between different areas congestion- and hassle-free.
- S-Bahn – The S-Bahn connects the city with its suburbs and is most commonly used by commuters.