The German city of Düsseldorf, situated on the famous Rhine river, is an international financial center and one the most popular travel destinations for European executives. The city has become known for its vibrance, hosting many large events throughout the year, specializing in fashion and trade fairs.



One of the nicest things to do in Düsseldorf is to just take a stroll down the beautiful Rhine River Promenade. The promenade has been beautifully constructed (German engineering at its best), and offers visitors a great chance to relax. If you’re looking for some exercise, this is the perfect spot to go for a run or a bike ride, although people-watching is probably the most popular activity here. There are lots of great restaurants and pubs along the way, so take a break and enjoy the view German style – with a good glass of brew!


Another great area to walk through is the Media Harbor. Here you’ll find lots of interesting structures designed by some of the best architects in the world such as Frank Gehry and Claude Vasconi. Go to the Rhine Tower for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the area from a height of 172m!


Hot Spots

The nightlife in Düsseldorf is amazing. Highly recommended is the Altstadt (old town). This area is sometimes referred to as “the longest bar in the world” because it contains over 300 bars and nightclubs despite its small size.    


While in Düsseldorf, make sure you taste Killepitsch. It’s a local alcoholic beverage created with a special recipe that combines no less than 90 ingredients, from herbs and spices to berries and other fruits.


Land-Based Casinos

Many of the hotels in Düsseldorf also have European casinos. One such hotel is the luxurious Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf. This deluxe hotel is perfectly located within walking distance of the Rhine River promenade, the Altstadt, the shopping area, and the main station.

Map of Düsseldorf

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.