Things To Do
ART & CULTURE
You can’t miss Paul Klee and other contemporary artists at K21 Ständehaus or K20 Grabbeplatz, or Gehry’s surreal buildings in the MedienHafen. But Düsseldorf isn’t all big names and skylines. Exploring the city on foot will reveal vibrant street art and public pieces to rival its many galleries and museums – like the Kuhna-Mauer mosaic in Burgplatz. While a trip on the Wehrhahn Line shows a refreshingly colourful take on the underground.
Get ready to spend the day on your feet – and flexing your credit card. Düsseldorf is famous for its shopping streets, including the upmarket Königsallee and the Schadowstrasse. If you’d rather swap glamour for laidback browsing, head to the markets P1 or Radschlägermarkt, where you can pick up everything from vintage clothes to restored furniture. The Rhine’s wide-open promenade is there for showing off your buys – or just a spot of people watching after a day of hitting the shops.
Düsseldorf’s charming Altstadt (Old Town) isn’t just ideal for after-dinner strolls. It’s also home to over 260 bars and pubs, aka “the longest bar in the world.” Stand with the locals outside a traditional brewery sipping an Altbier – or explore the area’s lively music scene. If you need something to soak up all the hops, this part of town also has plenty of cafés and bistros, as well as world-class Japanese food in Little Tokyo.