Schlossturm Dusseldorf Germany

7 Unmissable Things To Do In Dusseldorf

As one of the bigger cities in Germany by population, there are naturally, lots of things to do in Dusseldorf. With historical ruins sprinkled in the city centre along with modern buildings, there is a bit of an old and new charm to this city.

Check out the seven unmissable things to do and see in Dusseldorf.

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1. Head Up the Rhine Tower

The most recognisable structure in Dusseldorf is also the tallest in the Rhine Tower. At over 700 feet tall, it offers guests spectacular views of Dusseldorf.

Make your way up to the restaurant and observation deck some 500 feet above ground for some epic views.

Rhine Tower Dusseldorf

2. Schloss Benrath

One of the most picturesque things to see in Dusseldorf is this magnificent palace that dates back to the mid 18th century. Noted for its bright pink exterior, this palace features amazing decor from that era as well as a well-kept park and gardens.

If you’re much of a photographer, you’ll absolutely love everything here at Schloss Benrath.

Schloss Benrath

3. Walk Around Old Town Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is noted for its history and nowhere can that be more evident than taking a stroll through Old Town Dusseldorf. Despite being here since the mid-18th century, much of this old town is well preserved and maintained and is highlighted by the large statue of John William II that was put up in 1711!

For a taste of what Dusseldorf was like back in the 1700’s, you need to explore Old Town Dusseldorf.

Old Town Dusseldorf

4. Schlossturm

Standing at just over 100 feet, the Sclossturm is a castle tower that was originally part of the Dusseldorf Castle. It may not look like it, but this tower has a tremendous amount of history in it with each floor having been constructed at different times and most recently, this tower was retrofit with a new interior design in 2001.

Definitely come take a look at this old-looking castle tower on the outside but almost brand new on the inside.

Schlossturm

5. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is a modern art museum more commonly known as K20 and K21. These two buildings feature permanent and travelling exhibitions and offer engaging displays and interesting installations such as the “In Orbit” at K21.

If you want to see something artsy, interesting, and informative, you’ll see that and more at K20 and K21.

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

6. Hofgarten

Hofgarten is Dusseldorf’s version of New York’s Central Park. It has been around since the mid-18th century and throughout the park there are lots of historical and modern sculptures that add so much character to this park.

The Hofgarten is known as the “green lung” of Dusseldorf so grab some fresh air here.

Hofgarten Dusseldorf

7. Neanderthal Museum

Perhaps one of the more unusual things to do in Dusseldorf is to check out their Neanderthal Museum. While we all know what neanderthals are, how much do you really know about them? Well, that’s what this museum is here to do: educate you!

Come to this museum with your family and learn something new about all of the different human-like species that came before.

Neanderthal Museum Dusseldorf

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James Wan
James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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Hey there James!

I’m a Canadian living in Düsseldorf! How fitting?! Anyway, this is a great post! If you ever decide to come back, I’d love to say hello!!

All the best and enjoy your new adventures!

– Jenna