Title picture by Daniela Kalk / @alfaborg
Düsseldorf's old town has many beautiful alleys and is a great spot for a nice walk. You can stroll through the shops or enjoy the wide range of cultural activities available. There are many churches, museums and art galleries in the old town that are absolutely worth a visit. In particular, the town hall and the Heinrich Heine birthplace are real must-sees for culture fans. Regional vegetables, freshly caught fish and fresh bread are particularly good to get hold of at the market on Carlsplatz.
Afterwards, you can take a breather at the so called "longest bar in the world" – the old town got this name as it hosts around 260 pubs and bars in the area, where you can also taste Düsseldorf's famous Altbier (old beer).
Düsseldorf's old town photographed by @tobiaswisch
When the day is coming to an end and the weather looks nice, we recommend a walk along the banks of the Rhine - from there you will have a wonderful view at the sunset! Of course, a visit is also worthwhile during the day. The promenade is a wonderful place to stroll along the Rhine, while you can also take a break at a bench, some restaurants, or ice cream shops. If you want to see Düsseldorf from above, you should definitely go to the viewing platform of the Rhine Tower - if the weather is good, you can even see as far as Cologne from there!
Rhine bank photographed by Daniela Kalk / @alfaborg
You can experience a fairytale-like atmosphere at the south of Düsseldorf! The pink Benrath Castle is a real feast for the eyes and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. While there are beautiful stucco decorations, paintings and secret rooms to marvel at inside the castle, you will also be able to enjoy lots of nature in the palace garden. For a little refreshment in between, there is coffee and cake in the castle café. The perfect place to take a deep breath and forget the hustle and bustle of the city.
Benrath Castle photographed by Daniela Kalk / @alfaborg
If you fancy a big shopping spree or some window shopping, Königsallee is the place to go. In addition to many impressive luxury shops such as Prada, Gucci, Chanel and Dior, there are also many other shopping gems to discover in the arcades and side streets. A visit is also worthwhile for those who just want to stretch their legs. In addition to the many shops, a long canal runs through the alley, which is regularly visited by ducks and swans and is a wonderful spot for long walks around nature.
Königsallee photographed by @alenmakota
Did you know that you can also travel to Japan in Düsseldorf? In fact, Düsseldorf is home to the largest Japanese community in Germany and over the time, an entire district has developed dedicated to the country in the Far East. In Little Tokyo you will be enveloped in a unique Japanese atmosphere - there are many authentic restaurants, izakayas (Japanese pubs) and other shops to discover. In the district of Niederkassel is the so-called EKŌ-House of Japanese Culture, where you can visit a Buddhist temple, Japanese gardens and a traditional teahouse. You can experience even more Japanese culture in the Nordpark, where the "Japanese Garden on the Rhine" is located and offers many beautiful places to linger and relax.
Little Tokyo photographed by @lillyrussy
As you can see, Düsseldorf is filled with many wonderful and unique places! Feel free to tag us with the hashtag #pickmotion if you're ever on location and snap a nice picture at one of our insider tips! By the way, on 19 - 22 February 2022 we will be in Düsseldorf ourselves at the Trends Up West trade fair - feel free to visit us there too!