Dusseldorf Parks and Gardens

(Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

View of the Palace Gardens (Hofgarten)If you are simply in the mood for a stroll, then the many parks and gardens within the city of Dusseldorf will be just the ticket.

A great place to wander is the Palace Gardens (Hofgarten), where you will be able to enjoy colourful flowers amongst the statues of famous German people.

Horticulturalists will be able to spend hours within Dusseldorf University Botanical Gardens, while for recreational activities and plenty of open space, both the North Park (Nordpark) and the Rhein Park (Rheinpark) are hard to beat.

Dusseldorf's main parks and gardens are displayed here.

University Botanical Gardens

Address: Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Wersten, Dusseldorf, D-40225, Germany, DE
The Dusseldorf Botanical Gardens is owned and maintained by the university and largely used for teaching and training. They are however open to the general public and offer a wide variety of flora, including an enormous greenhouse boasting Mediterranean and some tropical species. If you have green fingers, an interest in horticulture and enjoy finding out about plants, the gardens are a must-see.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 08:00 - 19:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge

Picture of the Sudpark, home of the city's zoo

Südpark and Zoo

Address: Siegburger Strasse, Oberbilk, Dusseldorf, D-40591, Germany, DE
Südpark is popular with families and boasts a small zoo area, with a collection of friendly farmyard animals and pets. Adjacent to the neighbouring Botanical Gardens and the University of Dusseldorf, Südpark is easy to find and also features a café, serving a selection of welcomed refreshments.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: no charge

Grafenberger Wald

Address: Grafenberg, Dusseldorf, Germany, DE
Grafenberger is a forest which can be found within the city compounds and is a great place to explore with children, hike with friends or simply stroll around on your own. There is a deer park, nature trails and a wide variety of flora and other fauna. The city's race track can be found on the edge of the forest and sees a number of annual race meetings held here.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: no charge

Malkasten Park (Malkastenpark)

Address: Jacobistrasse, Pempelfort, Dusseldorf, D-40211, Germany, DE
Malkastenpark is a peaceful spot and particularly attractive during the summer months, when the flowers are in full bloom. Located behind Malkasten House, this attractive park is worth searching out and features landscaped gardens, which have been created around a small river.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: no charge

North Park (Nordpark)

Address: Kaiserswerther Strasse, Dusseldorf, D-40474, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 899 4839
A huge expanse of traditional parkland, Dusseldorf's North Park is known locally as Nordpark and popular with both residents and visitors alike. Home to numerous walking trails, a huge lake, flower borders, native wildlife and plenty of seasonal interest, the true highlight at North Park is without doubt the impressive Japanese gardens.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: no charge

Rhein Park (Rheinpark)

Address: Cecilienallee, Derendorf, Dusseldorf, D-40474, Germany, DE
Standing next to the River Rhine and offering many picture-postcard views, Rhein Park is not to be missed. Many people come here for an impromptu picnic or a relaxing stroll beneath the trees, while others prefer an early morning jog around the pathways.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: no charge