Top things to do

Top Choice Middle Eastern in Düsseldorf

Libanon Express

Crammed with mirrors and tiles, this cafe serves great kebabs, felafel and other Middle Eastern specialities. Its takeaway is a standout among competitors counting on customers to be too drunk to notice their poor f…
Top Choice Beer Hall in Düsseldorf

Zum Uerige

This cavernous brew pub is the quintessential Düsseldorf haunt to try the city's typical Altbier. The suds flow so quickly from giant copper vats that the waiters – called Köbes – simply carry huge trays of brew and…
Top Choice German in Düsseldorf

Brauerei im Füchschen

Boisterous, packed and drenched with local colour – the ‘Little Fox’ in the Altstadt is all you expect a Rhenish beer hall to be. The kitchen makes a mean Schweinshaxe (roast pork leg). The high-ceilinged interior e…
Top Choice Modern European in Düsseldorf

Münstermann Kontor

This legendary long-running delicatessen has morphed into a bistro serving Düsseldorf's best seasonal and locally sourced fare. Book early to enjoy the creative dishes that issue forth from the busy open kitchen. Th…
Top Choice Bar in Düsseldorf


The kind of neighbourhood bar that makes you want to move to the neighbourhood. Saturday mornings are 'breakfasts with authors' – when local authors give talks – on other days there is live jazz, while you can expec…
Top Choice Club in Düsseldorf

Stone Im Ratinger Hof

The venerable Ratinger Hof is the place for indie and alt sounds. Depending on the night, tousled boho types, skinny-jean emos and sneaker-wearing students thrash it out to everything from noise pop to indietronic t…
Top Choice Museum in Düsseldorf

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

The regional art museum is spread over two separate buildings. Its diversity and richness reflect the high importance art has in local life. During opening hours, a shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes between K20 and …
Top Choice Theatre in Düsseldorf


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.
Top Choice Cafe in Düsseldorf

Café Hüftgold

A Flingern Boho classic, Café Hüftgold is renowned for its amazing cakes, tortes and more baked goodness. The coffee and sandwiches are good as well.
Museum in Düsseldorf

Schloss Benrath

Elector Carl Theodor was a man of deep pockets and good taste, as reflected in his vast and exquisite pleasure palace and gardens, where he came to relax and frolic. Designed by Frenchman Nicolas de Pigage, the thre…