Dusseldorf 23rd to 26th December
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 6:08 AM Last Post By: Nautiker
Nov 13, 2012 12:03 PM
Dusseldorf 23rd to 26th DecemberI'm travelling to Dusseldorf with girlfriend on 23rd to 26th from Amsterdam. We plan to catch the end of the Christmas market and see some of the city. That's all I have at the moment - I could do with some suggestions for places to stay and eat! Around 40 euros a night - can someone help?
My main concern are places to eat. Will anywhere be open? I want to sample some traditional Christmas goose. My worry is most of the city shuts down on 24th and 25th. Help!
Nov 13, 2012 11:21 PM
1Everything is open on 24-12, all will be closed on 25 and 26-12 beside some restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas. 40€ per night in Düsseldorf - per double room I presume - good luck.
Nov 13, 2012 11:57 PM
Nov 14, 2012 3:40 AM
3You need to reserve a table if you want to have a traditional Christmas meal on the 24th or the 25th. It will be more difficult to find a restaurant open in the afternoon or evening of the 24th, the only ones we found open were ethnic ones or the ones one in the hotels. The 25th is better, but you must book a table in advance.
Hopefully someone will tell you what's the best place is for Düsseldorf.Googling found the Wartburg, if it's the same chain I know the food is good but the atmosphere reminded me of a waiting room in a train station.
And I hope the 40 Euro you mention were for dinner, not for a double room.
Nov 14, 2012 6:08 AM
4be aware: christmas markets close on the 23rd.
shops will close in the afternoon of the 24th (except for those in stations, the airport, petrol stations, and reopen on the 27th)
public transport will be considerably less frequent on christmas eve, yet almost sunday schedule 25&26th, the city itself is quite walkable, though.
most museums etc. will be open 25th&26th
I hope your accomodation budget is 40 Euro per person, otherwise you'll struggle, since even the (very decent) HI hostel is 27,50 nowadays... (alternatively: http://www.backpackaers-germany.de/TL/index.php/price_list.html, http://www.aohostels.com/en/dusseldorf/ - sorry, no personal experience).
I'm not sure how many restaurants will be open on the 24th, if you're looking for something traditional, perhaps you could try sticking to beerhalls, e.g. there's a nice one in Oberkassel (i.e. left bank) that offered goose last weekend - maybe you could get in touch with them: http://www.brauhaus-alterbahnhof.de/. and indeed, for those days you'll need to book tables (unless you're sticking to cafes etc.) - and often even the goose itself.
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