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Düsseldorf: City Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

1. Düsseldorf: City Sightseeing Cruise on the Rhine

Düsseldorf has a lot to offer. 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 city and be impressed by the panorama of the 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 purchase some snacks and drinks from the bar.

Düsseldorf: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

2. Düsseldorf: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Get on board and enjoy the highlights of Düsseldorf! The tour lasts approx. 90 minutes and will take you right around and through the city center of the vibrant metropolis on the Rhine. The modern HopOn HopOff concept allows you to get off at any stop and explore your favorite spots at your own leisure. En route, learn more about each attraction and the history of the city through earphones (ten languages). In case of bad weather conditions the top is closed. Stops: Königsallee (Kö-Brücke Königsallee/Steinstraße) • Burgplatz/Altstadt • Rheinturm/Medienhafen (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinturm - 1) • Rheinterrasse/Ehrenhof (öffentliche Haltestelle: Rheinterrasse) • Nordpark/Aquazoo (Kaiserswerther Str.) • Kunstakademie/Altstadt (öffentliche Haltestelle: Tonhalle/Ehrenhof - 5) • Main entrance (central library-Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1) valid timetable:

Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

3. 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. Discover the answers to questions like why you don't have to order a beer in Düsseldorf, why the glasses are so small, and where the longest bar in the world is. Afterward, make new friends and reserve a table at one of the breweries, where your tour will end on a high note.

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 guide and take a trip through the city's most famous breweries such as the im Füchschen, Zum Schlüsse, Brasserie Kürzer, and more. Start the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste delicious local beer to find the one that best suits you. Sip on the famous Alt beer while enjoying the warm and traditional atmosphere of the breweries. You will meet fellow travelers from around the globe and learn about the breweries and the local brewing culture of Düsseldorf. Taste many other types of beers and play interactive party games with your new friends to break the ice. Enjoy the unique public brewery tour with your friends, families, coworkers, sports team, or even by yourself. 

DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

5. 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: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

6. Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

“Hear ye! Hear ye!” As the day draws to a close and the lamps come on in the romantic narrow streets, the Night Watchman will take you on a tour of the historical Altstadt (Old Town). The nightwatchman has all kinds of interesting and saucy tales to tell about local customs and everyday life in the past.

Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

7. Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

Nowhere else in Germany can one get such a great feel for the Japanese way of life as in Düsseldorf. The epicentre of that world is the area around Immermannstraße. This part of town is home not only to the oldest Japanese bookshop outside Japan, but also to many fantastic restaurants. Come with us to discover where to get the best sake, which sushi is the most valuable, and which manga comics are currently trending. Incl.: four culinary samples

Düsseldorf: Winter Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

8. Düsseldorf: Winter Afternoon Boat Cruise on the Rhine

Get away from the chaos of Christmas and embark on a relaxing two-hour cruise where you can immerse yourself in the enchantment of the winter season. Experience the twinkling Christmas lights on board of the decorated ship, soak up "advent" vibes and enjoy festive music, seasonal delicacies (to be purchased on board). Cruise along the river Rhine and enjoy Düsseldorf from the water. You will pass several city landmarks along the way. Cruise from/to Düsseldorf 15:00 Boarding 15:30 Departure 17:30 Return 17:30 End of event

Düsseldorf: Altstadt Guided Tour

9. Düsseldorf: Altstadt Guided Tour

Discover the "longest bar in the world" - and much more. Düsseldorf's Altstadt (Old Town) is packed with more than 260 bars, restaurants, cafés, and breweries, along with everything else that adds to the flair of a historically grown city. Join an expert guide on a stroll through the picturesque lanes, take a look behind the scenes and prepare to make surprising discoveries. This is history come to life. Find out, among other things, why the Gothic St. Lambertus church has a twisted tower, how The Rider statue of popular elector Jan Wellem came about, where Heinrich Heine was born, and how tailor Wibbel gained fame. The Burgplatz (square) with the Schlossturm (palace tower) holds great charm. The Schlossturm (palace tower) is the only remnant of the castle built in the 16th century and which was demolished after a fire in the 19th century Burgplatz. The oldest inland navigation museum in Germany has been housed here since 1984. Your tour ticket includes free entrance on the same day. From here, it's a stone's throw to the Rhine embankment Promenade - offering a stunning view of Düsseldorf's skyline and the Oberkassel Rhine banks.

Düsseldorf: Little Tokyo Self-Guided Walking Tour

10. Düsseldorf: Little Tokyo Self-Guided Walking Tour

This tour is only available in German. Take this self-guided walking tour and learn all about the eternal spring. Discover the history of Japanese culinary specialties and find out where to feast on them. Stroll through Düsseldorf’s Little Tokyo and uncover artistically-folded lanterns and a temple gate. Encounter Far Eastern lucky charms, culinary specialties and Japanese cherry blossoms as you get to know this unique side of the city. The tour takes you through "Little Tokyo", the Japanese part of the Asian-influenced part of Düsseldorf, home to countless sushi and ramen restaurants, as well as bookshops with the best selection of Japanese comics and several supermarkets, as well as a travel agency, hairdressers, dry cleaners and home accessories shops. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what the cherry blossom means to Japanese people? The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Little Tokyo by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On-site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Little Tokyo! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking. Like everywhere else in Germany, all shops in Little Tokyo are closed on Sundays: e.g. all supermarkets, bookshops (Takagi) and also the Manga Mafia shop. However, restaurants and cafés are open, as well as BingGo, which sells tayjaki for consumption on the street.

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We took this tour today with Lena and couldn't have asked for more. Lena was knowledgeable about the beer making process and the area. She was clear and a great communicator despite this being her second English lead tour. We really enjoyed experiencing the breweries with the group we went with and will definitely return to the places we went with Lena. We would 100% recommend the tour with Lena, the tour group is lucky to have her !

The guided tour was very worthwhile. The night watchman brought us closer to the history of Düsseldorf and there was something for everyone: for my husband, for me as a historian, for our 10-year-old boy. Highly recommended

We had a very nice guide this afternoon by Luca! She knows a lot about Dusseldorf and Alt beers and giving us a positieve expereince!

Great way to explore dusseldorf, I would recommend it for anyone who is planning to visit dusseldorf. Very informative

Very well informed, entertaining and it worth a lot!