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About Dusseldorf

Fashionable, wealthy and cultured, Düsseldorf is a city where things happen, decisions are made and then celebrated. But as well as its gleaming city buildings and the wonderful avant-garde architecture of the redeveloped harbour, Düsseldorf's historic, Rhine-side quarter deserves a mention and a look in. And not just because the bars, pubs and clubs of Düsseldorf's Altstadt claims to be the 'longest bar in the world'. Here also, you will find some of the best places to stay in Dusseldorf.

Düsseldorf for Shoppers

As well as being the capital of the German fashion industry, Düsseldorf hosts one of the world's largest fashion shows in its 800 showrooms. At all other times of the year, the boutique lined boulevard, Königsallee is the place to see and be seen. For big brand shoppers some of the best places to stay in Düsseldorf are just off this beautiful, chestnut tree lined street.

If your mind is more open when it comes to fashion you should also explore the less well known names in the boutiques of the Altstadt, Lorettostrasse, or freshly-hip area, Flingern. If you're serious about buying art or antiques, then head over to Carlstadt.

Düsseldorf Mini Break

Dubbed the Media Harbour, or MedienHafen, the new harbour development is home to some of Düsseldorf's best modern architecture, including three buildings by Frank Gehry.

But Düsseldorf's mostly modern look isn't everywhere, pockets of the city's beautiful old Art Nouveau architecture survived the war, and one of the best of these is in the Oberkassel district.

Düsseldorf also has some lovely parks and gardens. One of the nicest is the Hofgarden.

Even if you've visited in the day, you'll want to come back to the Altstadt in the late afternoon/evening to sample the locally brewed speciality, altbier.

Düsseldorf is also wealthy in cultural offerings. The largest is probably the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, which occupies several buildings. In the Grabbenplatz building you'll find some of the most famous art works in the collection, and in the Standehause you'll find the more modern works, post 1980. From there you also have:

? the Hetjens Museum, which specialises in ceramic art,

? the Kunstpalast Museum, which specialises in presenting new and old works alongside each other,

? the Goethe Museum,

? and the Zeitgeist inspired museum, the NRW Forum.

Düsseldorf is home to Europe's third largest Japanese population, so this is also a great city for sushi. If you're interested in this interesting cultural juxtaposition, the best place to stay in Düsseldorf is around the Oststrasse U-Bahn station. As well as sushi bars this is where you can find the crazy sweet stores and modern toy shops.

  • If you like bold monochromes and lots of choice, book a room at Stage 47. The decor is confident and 'boutique-y', with splashes of modern art and some lovely pieces of furniture. The choice comes in the form of room options - there are rooms, suites and self catering apartments in the building. As well as the Savoy Theatre and the Atelier Kino Cinema. So this is also one of the best places to stay in Düsseldorf if you like having entertainment options close to home.

Still not sure? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Düsseldorf, or call, or email, one of our gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Dusseldorf

  • Villa Viktoria 40 rooms from $83


    A beautiful villa away from the busyness of Dusseldorf city centre. Made up of stylish and comfortable suites, Villa Viktoria's spa and idyllic garden offer an opportunity for leisure and relaxation. The ideal place for an easy-paced city break. A highly recommended low budget option.

    Value chic  -  Düsseldorf’s first suite only hotel, with lovely gardens, classic facade and pillared terraces at a very reasonable price.
    Sights nearby  -  Just a ten minute drive to Königsallee and the historic city centre, perfect for exploring.
    Spa  -  Opportunity to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Dusseldorf city centre.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Stage 47 27 rooms from $171


    Modern and elegant with boutique elements. A lively hotel with rooms, suites, and self-catering apartments in black and white with splashes of modern art. Understated and chic.

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  In the same building as the Savoy Theatre and the Atelier Kino cinema
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Innside Dusseldorf Hafen 134 rooms from $200


    A cool, modern hotel in Dusseldorf's redeveloped Media Harbour. Its sleek and minimalist rooms look out over the Dusseldorf marina. Enjoy a drink and a stunning view out over the city in the hotel's skybar. With an in house nightclub, the hotel fits into its lively, up and coming surroundings.

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance from the Düsseldorf Opera House and many of its sights
    Foodies  -  Fine dining and experimental cocktails at THE VIEW
    City Style  -  Arguably the most stylish hotel in town
    Sights nearby  -  German Opera at River Rhein is twenty minutes walk away.
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