Discover Düsseldorf

Livable and lovable, modern and multicultural, traditional and tolerant – Düsseldorf is diverse and has a lot to offer. Welcome to the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Places in Düsseldorf

The city offers its visitors numerous special places and squares. Probably the most popular are the old town, Königsallee or Medienhafen. But there is not only a lot to discover there: The 50 districts of Düsseldorf each have their own charm and sights. A visit away from the typical tourist route is always worthwhile.

Culture in Düsseldorf

It is not without reason that the state capital is often referred to as a city of culture. museum fans get a lot in the city: From art to city history. Music also plays a major role in Düsseldorf, the Tonhalle and the Opera House are just two of the many places to go. The Heinrich Heine Institute provides literary highlights. And the Schauspielhaus, which goes back to Gustaf Gründgens, offers first-class theater enjoyment. Last but not least, the culture of Düsseldorf can be found throughout the city, whether in churches and castles, as street art in the cityscape or in the countless galleries.

Free time in Düsseldorf

When it comes to leisure, the state capital has a number of offers: Düsseldorf, the garden city, is very suitable for taking trips into the countryside and simply switching off. Prefer more action? Düsseldorf sports offers soccer, ice hockey, basketball and table tennis games or marathons. From carnival to the largest fun fair on the Rhine, customs also ensure that there is no boredom. In the evenings, restaurants, bars and clubs invite you to pass the time. There is something for every taste. Numerous other events round off the program in Düsseldorf. A tip: With many of the city’s leisure activities, it means “free entry”.

Together in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf stands for internationality, versatility and openness. Living together is very important in the city. Citizens from around 180 nations live in the state capital. There are many different cultures to discover in the city. Düsseldorf is an exciting city for young and old. If you are traveling with children, you will find suitable leisure tips here. Every visitor should be able to explore the city: That is why there are also barrier-free offers for tourists.

History: from fishing village to metropolis


Dusseldorp, a small town at the mouth of the Düssel, developed into a cosmopolitan metropolis on the Rhine after the city survey in 1288. Read about seven centuries of urban development

Source: Discover Düsseldorf. (undated) Retrieved on May 8, 2020, from https://www.duesseldorf.de/touristik/entcken/?L=0