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About Dusseldorf

Fashionable, wealthy, 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.

Things not to miss:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The city boasts a wealth of 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. Other museums include:
  • The Hetjens Museum, which specialises in ceramic art, the Kunstpalast Museum, which specialises in presenting new and old works alongside each other and the Goethe Museum.
  • 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, one of the best places 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.

Don't forget that the city is a busy destination year round for both business and leisure travellers, so if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Dusseldorf, you can't leave it till the last minute.

The best places to stay in Dusseldorf

For modern style

  • 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.
  • The Fritz is a must if you like contemporary style, and is perfect if you've come for the shopping. Its designer decor is inspired by urban life and you're just a short walk from the Konigsallee Boulevard.

For Harbour Views

  • Overlooking Dusseldorf's trendy redeveloped media harbour, Innside Dusseldorf Hafen is a sleek contemporary hotel. Stylishly designed, the hotel features chic rooms, a lively cocktail bar and an excellent restaurant looking out over the water. A great launchpad for exploring the city's vibrant night scene.

For good value

  • A short way from the city centre, Villa Viktoria is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet spot to relax. Highlights include stylish, comfortable suites and a superb spa. A great value for money choice.

For luxury

  • If it's luxury you crave then book a room in the Breidenbacher Hof. This stylish five star offers beautiful interiors which are a clever mix of vintage and contemporary, plus there's an extensive spa with indoor pool and restaurant Brasserie 1806 boasts panoramic views over the old town, not to mention delicious food!

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Travel Information

  • Fly into Dusseldorf Airport.
  • Dusseldorf train station has daily services to and from Germany's main hubs .
  • For car hire, visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Dusseldorf is from June to September, when the temperatures sits in the twenties.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Dusseldorf

  • Villa Viktoria 40 rooms from £64


    A beautiful villa away from the business 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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  • The Fritz 31 rooms from £81

    Dusseldorf (Karlstadt,)

    Stylish 4-star hotel in Dusseldorf just a short walk from the world-famous Königsallee boulevard, offering playful, chic rooms with a designer decor inspired by urban life. Some rooms come with a balcony. There is a Michelin-star restaurant on-site and an atmospheric bar.

    Local exploring  -  Whether it's shopping, sight-seeing or long walks down canal-straddled streets, Dusseldorf has plenty to explore.
    Local markets  -  A short walk from the Carlsplatz, a famous market selling everything from objet d'art to vegetables.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Restrictions on children
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Stage 47 27 rooms from £132


    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 £154


    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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  • Breidenbacher Hof 106 rooms from £259

    Dusseldorf (Stadtmitte)

    Stylish 5-star hotel in Dusseldorf with elegantly vintage interiors married with modern comforts. There is a spa with an indoor pool, saunas, a steaming bath and gym. The restaurant has panoramic views of the city, and the cocktail bar runs classes on cocktail making.

    City Style  -  With a black marbled staircase overshadowed by shining chandeliers, rooms with artisan crafted furniture and marble bathrooms.
    Spa breaks  -  The Spa has a steam bath, Finnish saunas, a 24/7 gym and an indoor pool.
    Cooking classes  -  The Brasserie 1806 runs cooking masterclasses for guests.
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated indoor pool.
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