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Düsseldorf tours and excursions

Düsseldorf tours

Boat tours

Boat tours ply the Rhine in Düsseldorf, offering a number of cruises by day and moonlit dinner, disco and jazz cruises by night. The main operators are Weisse Flotte and KD Schiffstouren.

Tel: (0211) 326 124; (0211) 208 83 18.

Bus tours

Reisebüro Adorf coach tours (in German and English) depart from Düsseldorf's railway station in the morning and Königsallee in the afternoon daily. Both include admission to the Rhine Tower, and the afternoon tour includes a boat cruise to the Media Hafen. There is no need to book. In winter there is also a one-hour tour of Düsseldorf by night. Tours depart daily except for Carnival Thursday and Monday, Fun-Fair Sunday, Christmas and New Year.

Tel: (0211) 418 970.

Düsseldorf excursions


Cologne is an easy day trip from Düsseldorf by river. The highlights are its magnificent Cathedral (Dom), its Altstadt (Old Town), its Romanesque churches and its three top museums: the Römischer-Germanisches (Roman Germany Museum); the Imhoff-Stollwerck chocolate museum; and the Museum Ludwig modern art collection.

Cologne Tourist Board, Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1, Cologne

Tel: (0221) 346 430.

Benrath Palace and Park

Out in the southern suburbs, Benrath Palace and Park is a beautiful 18th-century garden palace. It includes extensive landscaped grounds, a Natural History Museum and a Museum of European Garden Art.

Benrather Schlossallee 100-106, Benrath

Tel: (0211) 892 19 03.
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Featured Hotels


Max Hotel Garni

Conveniently close to the Königsallee, this small and simple hotel in Düsseldorf is an excellent find for those looking for a fuss-free stay at a reasonable price. There are eleven bright and modern rooms; useful extras include free Wi-Fi, coffee and a public transport pass.

Steigenberger Parkhotel

This 5 star hotel with 130 luxuriously furnished rooms is conveniently located on Königsallee. It offers all amenities expected by tourists and businessmen alike: three onsite restaurants, a bar and a lounge, modern gym facilities and a sauna, high speed Wi-Fi and meeting rooms. 

Hotel Orangerie

Housed in a handsome classical building in the peaceful, leafy Carlstadt immediately south of the Altstadt and just a few yards from the river, this small hotel in Düsseldorf is very tastefully designed in fresh modern style. Hotel Orangerie is perfect for travellers looking for an independent, luxury hotel with a difference.

Hotel Terminus

Unprepossessing from the street, this small 3-star hotel in Düsseldorf has attractive and airy bedrooms, a small swimming pool, sauna, solarium, extremely friendly multilingual owners and staff, and serves excellent breakfast.

Ibis Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Centrally located by the main railway station in Düsseldorf, this is a comfortable, modern chain hotel that features a terrace area, a bar open 24 hours and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served all morning from 0400 to noon.

InterCityHotel Düsseldorf

This very comfortable and modern, business-oriented 4-star hotel, a few yards from the main railway station, offers smart, simple rooms, an attractive conservatory-style breakfast room and very helpful, efficient staff. InterCityHotel Düsseldorf is excellent value.