Dusseldorf Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Photo of the Konigsallee (the 'Ko')Dusseldorf boasts a wealth of tourist attractions, which are guaranteed to suit everyone's tastes.

You can visit traditional palaces, hike in the forest, enjoy the buzz of many attractions lining Dusseldorf's pedestrian promenade, or learn a bit about local nature at the Botanical Gardens.

Shopping can also be enjoyed throughout the city, as can sampling local cuisine at the abundance of restaurants. The main tourist attractions within Dusseldorf are below.

Königsallee (the 'Ko')

Address: Königsallee, Innenstadt, Dusseldorf, D-40212, Germany, DE
A famous local thoroughfare often referred to as simply the 'Ko', Königsallee has become very much central to life in Dusseldorf and is lined with an array of appealing attractions - namely shops. With wide pavements, this is the city's top shopping spot, and many of the stores are interspersed with eateries of various descriptions.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

Picture of the Schloss Benrath (Benrath Castle)

Schloss Benrath (Benrath Castle)

Address: Benrath Schlossallee 104, Dusseldorf, D-40597, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 899 3832
Schloss Benrath is a summer pleasure palace, which can be found in Dusseldorf's suburb of Benrath. Building was completed in the early 1770s, after starting some 17 years earlier. The palace is situated in the grounds of a beautiful park by the river and was once home to Prince Carl Theodor von Pfalz-Sulzbach. Today it houses some of the prince's personal art collection, as well as 18th century furniture, the National History Museum, period attractions and information on the history of the area.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Rheinufer Promenade

Address: Oberkasseler Brücke, Dusseldorf, Germany, DE
This promenade was built in the 1950s to try and improve traffic congestion in Dusseldorf. There are pedestrian paths running for approximately 2 km / 1.5 miles along the river, while cycle paths can be found nearby. The Rheinufer Promenade has become a popular meeting place, with the main attractions including a number of bars offering beer gardens and front terraces, where you can sit and watch the world go by. It is also a great place to come and see the sun setting over the river.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

Photo of the Tonhalle (Concert Hall)

Tonhalle (Concert Hall)

Address: Ehrenhof 1, Dusseldorf, D-40479, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 899 6123
Dusseldorf's premier concert hall, the Tonhalle offers superb acoustics and boasts an attractive domed roof, which emanates from its days as the city's planetarium. The Tonhalle regularly attracts big names and many famous musicians, with concerts suiting all tastes and ranging from classical and opera, to pop and rock. A number of theatrical performances and other one-off attractions also take place here during the year.
Open hours: seasonal variations
Admission: charge


Address: Burgplatz, Altstadt, Dusseldorf, D-40213, Germany, DE
A historic square in the city's Old Town quarter, Burgplatz is a particularly bustling place to spend some time. With many eateries spilling onto the pavements, alongside plenty of local shops, Burgplatz stands close to the Rhine River and offers a good place to explore this part of the city.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

View of the LTU Arena

LTU Arena

Address: LTU Arena Strasse 1, Dusseldorf, D-40474, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 1598 1200
A major sports stadium in the centre of Dusseldorf, the LTU Arena hosts many of the city's biggest events, including both championship soccer matches and concerts. With a capacity of more than 50,000 people, if you are lucky enough to time your visit the city with an event at the stadium, you are sure to remember it for a long time.
Open hours: seasonal variations
Admission: charge