A holiday in Dusseldorf will leave you dazzled with its chic style, culture, art, quirky architecture, and its lovely infrastructure . Dusseldorf, on the banks of the river Rhine, is one of the wealthiest cities in Germany, and it is evident all over the city. The tree lined Königsallee is Germany’s most exclusive and beautiful shopping street. The Rhine embankment promenade with cafes, art galleries and shops is a wonderful place to spend time in. Art museums spanning all time periods, galleries, historic residences, parks, palaces, medieval churches, operas, concerts and fun filled festivals make Dusseldorf culturally rich too. Medienhafen, the city’s business district features modern buildings by well known contemporary architects. The well preserved Altstadt, with its hundreds of bars is perfect for a night out. With so much to explore and experience, just leave your sweatpants at home, step up your style quotient and head for a Dusseldorf holiday.
Q.What is the best time to visit Dusseldorf?
A Dusseldorf holiday package can be taken any time between April to September, when the weather is pleasant. Summer is a time for stepping out – and you can enjoy the outdoor cafes, parks, even outdoor concerts, movie screenings and festivals. The days are long and bright, though it can get quite hot at times. Winter time is popular for gingerbread and the cheerful Christmas markets.
Q.What is the ideal duration of a Dusseldorf trip?
Dusseldorf is a city of experiences, and it would take about a week to absorb the vibe of the city. However, if you are hard pressed for time, a 3 day Dusseldorf tour package would give you enough time to see the major attractions of the city.
Q.How much does it cost to holiday in Dusseldorf?
Dusseldorf though not cheap, is certainly worth it. A Dusseldorf holiday package can be estimated at about Rs 15,000 per person per day. This would include accommodation, sightseeing and transport, while meals would cost Rs 3,000 onwards per day.
Q.What are the top attractions in Dusseldorf?
Schloss Benrath, a lovely Baroque palace and its splendid gardens, the well preserved Altstadt or Old Town, the Schlossturm with Germany’s oldest marine museum, the Hetjens museum, the Neu Zollhof and the Gehry buildings for their architecture, the North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection spread across 3 locations, the Nordpark’s Japanese garden are some of the top Dusseldorf attractions. Shopping at the Königsallee and hanging out at the Rhine Embankment Promenade are the favourite things to do in Dusseldorf for locals and tourists alike.
Q.What are the top items in Dusseldorf cuisine?
Dusseldorf cuisine is unique in the sense that apart from the hearty meat and potatoes based dishes which are washed down with Altbier, typical of Germany, some Japanese dishes have also found their way into the local cuisine due to its Japanese immigrant history. Sauerbraten or sour roast served with a special mustard in Dusseldorf, Himmel und Äd – a dish with apple and potatoes, Halve Hahn- bread with a thick slice of Mainz cheese , Westfälischer Pickert- potato pancakes, Ramen noodles are some of the local dishes which must be sampled on a trip to Dusseldorf.
Q.What is the best way to get around in Dusseldorf?
The extensive Dusseldorf public transport, run by Rheinbahn is an integrated system comprising of trains, buses and trams. Single tickets and day passes are also available. A Dusseldorf card is also a good option if sightseeing is the main purpose of your Dusseldorf holiday. It provides free travel on public transport and upto 100 percent discount on some entrance tickets. Walking is the best way to explore the Old town. Cycling is also a good option as there are several bike lanes. You can even take taxis or rent a car.
Q.What is the best way to reach Dusseldorf?
Dusseldorf International airport is Germany’s 3rd largest airport in terms of passenger traffic, and is connected to many international destinations. From India you can take a flight to any major neighbouring city like Frankfurt or Amsterdam and reach Dusseldorf by a German ICE train. If you are taking a Dusseldorf excursion from a neighbouring city , arriving by train is the best option as it is well connected by train to many European cities. It is also well connected by road.
Q.Is Dusseldorf safe for women and kids?
Dusseldorf is a safe city and women and families with kids can safely plan a trip to Dusseldorf. However, some areas like the Central Station may seem a little intimidating after dark. It is also best to be street smart and take care of your belongings.
Q.How to get a Visa to Dusseldorf?
If you are proceeding on a Dusseldorf tour package from India, you will need a Schengen passport. You can apply for the same on the German Embassy website. After procuring all documents, take an appointment online for a personal visit to the nearest Visa application Center. Visa fees also has to be paid. After completion of all formalities at the Center, Visa processing takes about 15 to 30 calendar days.