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Düsseldorf

Come for the shopping and art, and stay for the history, riverside cuisine, and traditional German beer.

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Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

1. Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

Enjoy authentic Düsseldorf beer culture and lifestyle on this city walking tour. Sample local microbrews and learn about production as your guide takes you through the process. Your tour starts in front of the Schloßturm at Burgplatz in the old town of Düsseldorf. In the Brauerei Kürzer, get an insight into the brewing process and see the "beer barrel which is never empty." Sample the non-pasteurized craft beers with unique flavors you could taste blindfolded. Drink like a local, standing on the street in front of the brewery, and listen as your guide shares stories of the local beer culture. Learn the answers to the eternal questions: Why is Altbier not an old beer? What or who is a Köbes? Why you don't have to order beer in Düsseldorf? Why are the glasses so small? Where is the "longest bar in the world"? Where did the Neandertaler get its name? Afterwards, make new friends and reserve a table at one of the breweries, where your tour will end on a high note.

Düsseldorf: Boat Cruise on the Rhine

2. Düsseldorf: Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Düsseldorf has a lot to offer – not just the carnival. Get to know the sights in Düsseldorf aboard a superb river cruise. Discover Germany's city of fashion at its best as you relax on board. Admire the ruins of the city and be impressed by the panorama of the picturesque Old Town. Located at the cultural and commercial heart of the Rhineland, you will see plenty of life on the river banks as you cruise by. Sail from a central location in the city center, and see the lovely banks of the Rhine River in comfort. During the trip on the Rhine, you will get to admire some of the city's major landmarks and sights from the water. On board the boat, you can grab some snacks and drinks from the bar at reasonable prices.

Düsseldorf: Ticket for Rhine Tower

3. Düsseldorf: Ticket for Rhine Tower

The Rhine Tower, Dusseldorf's most recognizable landmark, was created by architect H. Deilmann and built in 1982 on the edge of the city center’s southern district at the entrance to the Media Harbour. From the tower, you will experience the most breathtaking view of the Rhine Metropolis: the Media Harbour, historic city center, Hofgarten, Königsallee and the Rhine. If on the day of your visit the weather is clear, the view extends as far as the Cologne Cathedral.  You will also have the chance to enjoy the view while drinking a warm beverage or a glass of wine/beer in the bar, situated on the top of the tower at a height of 168 meters (depending on the option booked). Opening Hours:  Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 AM - 12:00 AM Friday, Saturday, and Holidays: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

4. Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

Experience a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Düsseldorf with the renowned brewery tour. Meet your young and energetic guide, an experienced professional who will happily take you on a trip through the city's most famous breweries. Not only will you learn a little bit about the breweries and the local brewing culture, but most importantly taste the result of hundreds of years of brewing experience. Enjoy the warm and traditional atmosphere as the brewery tour shines a light on Düsseldorf's weirdest, most interesting, and hilarious facts and legends. The tour covers not only the most historical and experienced breweries such as the “Im Füchschen”, but also the more modern masters in “Alt Beer” brewing such as the “Kürzer”. Begin at the Radschläger Brunnen opposite the famous Brewery “Zum Goldenen Ring”. The guides are easily spotted, equipped with black backpacks and a signature red nametag. They will gather all the participants before starting the tour giving you an opportunity to meet the rest of the beer lovers and make some friends as well as ensuring that nobody gets left behind. After getting acquainted, no time is wasted as the tour starts the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste delicious local beer to find the one that best suits you. On this tour, the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. This allows them to make decisions based on the group dynamic ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied. No matter whether you’re there with your friends, families, coworkers, sports team or even by yourself, the public brewery tour will satisfy each and every one of you.

Düsseldorf: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

5. Düsseldorf: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Hop on the sightseeing bus and enjoy the highlights of Düsseldorf! The open-top double-decker bus will make exploring the city easy and comfortable. The tour route takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, but your ticket is valid for a full day. Travel around and through the city center of this vibrant metropolis on the Rhine River. With the tour’s hop-on hop-off feature, get off at any of the stops along the route and explore your favorite spots at your own pace. Learn more about each attraction and the history of the city through earphones (commentary available in 10 languages).

DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

6. DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

Create your own itinerary in Düsseldorf with an affordable city card offering discounts of up to 100% at a host of participating museums and attractions. Enjoy unlimited use of the city's trams and buses, along with all surcharge-free RE, RB and S-Bahn trains within zone A of Düsseldorf city center to get from site to site. Benefit from reduced-price entry to a host of exhibitions and avail of leisure facilities included for the duration of your DüsseldorfCard.

Düsseldorf: Classic City Segway Tour

7. Düsseldorf: Classic City Segway Tour

Discover the sights of Düsseldorf on a Segway tour through the old town and along the banks of the Rhine. Drive across the Rheinkniebrücke to the other side of the river to discover the rhine meadows. Marvel at the skyline und enjoy a fun Segway-ride. Cross the bridge Oberkasselerbrücke to get back to the other side of the Rhine. Visit the Tonhalle that is known all over the world due to its breathtaking architecture of expressionism times.  Afterwards, discover the old town of Düsseldorf. Drive through the world's longest bar und enjoy a short stop and Altbier tasting at the house brewery "Uerige". Pass the picturesque Burgplatz close to the Rhine and head to the Medienhafen. Get a glimpse of the Federal State Parliament of Northrine-Westphalia, pass the architecturally interesting Medienhafen and finally reach the world-famous Königsallee.

Düsseldorf: MedienHafen Tour

8. Düsseldorf: MedienHafen Tour

This tour of the MedienHafen will show you that Dusseldorf is developing at a fiercely dynamic rate. As recently as some twenty years ago, the area was dominated primarily by warehouses. Today, the district is in a state of permanent change. Home to numerous media and advertising companies, the MedienHafen is one of the liveliest places in Dusseldorf. Part of the tour's attraction is also the various examples of outstanding architecture: the twisted buildings designed by the American Frank O. Gehry are as spectacular as the open design of the Landtag (state parliament) is symbolic, while the Rhine Tower is a cut above the rest.

Düsseldorf: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

9. Düsseldorf: Scavenger Hunt Box Self-Guided Walking Tour

Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Düsseldorfs modern but historic city center, as you solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. It’s up to you when you start your scavenger hunt through Düsseldorf, as well as how long you wish to stay at each location. You can take a break from your city game at any time or even continue your scavenger hunt on another day, just as you like. The scavenger hunt through Düsseldorf begins at the main train station, then leads through the Japanese Quarter to the Kö-Bogen and Königsallee. It continues in the old town with its town hall and its many restaurants and breweries. You can also discover the Rhine promenade and the Medienhafen. There is no need to make an appointment for your scavenger hunt game. Simply book the game box and have it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price), or notify your guides to pick it up during opening times.

Dusseldorf: Old Town & Altbier Tour

10. Dusseldorf: Old Town & Altbier Tour

Together with your guide, you will take a look behind the scenes of the time-honoured and myth-enshrouded provincial capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Within two hours, you will get to know the hotspots of the old town, experience its unique atmosphere, and also have the opportunity to taste one of its culinary specialties: the famous Düsseldorf Altbier. Your guide will tell you lots of interesting facts about the history of the city and provide you with a crash course in terms of Düsseldorf Platt - the local dialect. Learn about historic buildings, French influences on the city, and secret recipes. You will also, of course, hear about the traditional rivalry with Düsseldorf's neighbor, Cologne. With the perfect combination of information and entertainment, you walk from one highlight to another. Explore locations and stories that mean a lot to the locals. Find out more about poets, painters, and even punk and pop artists who started their careers here.

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What people are saying about Düsseldorf

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,761 reviews

Die Tour hat mir sehr gut gefallen, sie war sehr informativ, aber nicht trocken, sondern authentisch. Der Tourguide sorgte dafür, dass sich niemand verirrte, wartete bis alle den nächsten Ort erreichten und ihn hören konnten

Very good experience to be able to know the different beers here! The guide was a genius who took the time to translate for me into English since the tour was in German!

This is really an excitement tour, you can actually see how beautiful this city is. The best one on a river I ever saw until now.

We really enjoyed the tour. Alina gave us a lot of interesting information. It was an entertaining and nice action!

It was very interesting and lots of delicious beer! Thanks