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This cavernous beer hall is the best place to soak it all up...
The venerable Ratinger Hof has returned to its rock roots and is now the ‘it’ place for lovers of indie and alt-sounds...
Parties, concerts, readings, theatre, discussions - the menu sure varies at this well established cultural centre in a former factory. The beer garden is a convivial place to spend a balmy summer night...
A clubber's nirvana, this hot 'n' heavy club in Medienhafen has a giant dance floor where DJs whip shiny, happy and barely legal hotties into a frenzy with electro and sizzling light and video projections...
After 10pm you may have to shoehorn your way into this jewel of a cocktail bar that’s an island of sophistication amid the boisterous Altstadt thirst parlours...
Tucked into the Kunsthalle, this tunnel-shaped cafe-lounge pulls off an artsy vibe without a single canvas...
Generations of kids and adults have been enthralled by the adorable marionettes that sing, dance and act their way through beautifully orchestrated operas and fairy tales at this venerable venue. Pure magic.
Getting past the door wolf can be tough, but if you succeed you’ll have a fine time inside this hip basement haunt designed to look like a subway station. Tip: dress nicely, smile and don’t arrive drunk.
The living room of hipsters, this designer cave is great for chilling or launching a bar hop. Strong drinks from an L of a bar, kick-ass music and complexion-friendly decor further loosen inhibitions.
Great convivial gay and lesbian bar which has been welcoming visitors to Düsseldorf for years. Management cheerfully call themselves a 'living room' for locals and anyone who wanders in the door.
It may be named for a Sex Pistols song, but this Altstadt haunt ain’t no punk club. It’s a shape-shifter really, whose cellar walls vibrate to different sounds nightly. Live bands, too.
No German skills are needed to enjoy the line-up of acrobats, comedians, magicians, artistes and other variety acts performing under the starry-sky ceiling of a nostalgic theatre hall.
The imposing domed Tonhalle, in a converted 1920s planetarium, is the home base of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker (Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra).
The main venue for drama and comedies, the Schauspielhaus enjoys a solid reputation nationwide.
Mozart to Monteverdi are the bread and butter of Düsseldorf’s renowned opera house.
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