As Dusseldorf is frequently a destination for business travellers, you will find that much of the accommodation here is geared towards this type of clientele. In addition, room rates, even in the suburbs, tend to increase during the week to reflect the demand for business accommodation. As a result, you can find some very cheap accommodation here at the weekends. This makes Dusseldorf a great destination for a city break.
While room rates in Dusseldorf remain relatively stable throughout the year, they increase during the months of major trade shows. If you plan on visiting Dusseldorf during one of its trade shows, be sure to book your accommodation well in advance as the best hotels will get booked up quickly.
Much of the accommodation in Dusseldorf is located in the city centre or the Altstadt district. The Altstadt district or Old Town area is a great location as it is just a stone’s throw away from some of the city’s best eateries and bars. In addition, the Old Town area is a very charming place to stay as much of the accommodation here is housed in period buildings.
If you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay, why not check out the accommodation offerings in the Friedichstadt neighbourhood? This neighbourhood is on the southern fringe of the city near the train station and has some of the cheapest hotels in Dusseldorf.
Things to do in Dusseldorf
As mentioned previously, Dusseldorf is respected as a culturally rich and artistic city. So, it may be a wise idea to visit the Capital Theatre. As it was only converted into a live stage in 1990, much of the construction is rather new and of a post-modern design. The Capital Theatre offers numerous live shows that are normally held on a nightly basis. The musical Grease is one of the most popular shows here (it was actually performed when the theatre was first inaugurated). As the lineup will change regularly, plan ahead and see which shows you may be able to experience during your visit.
The name of the city is derived from the nearby Dussel River. This is one of the locations where the first signs of Neanderthal man were discovered. Now, it is quite a tranquil location that is perfect for an afternoon stroll or a picnic. If you are more intrepid, you can follow the course of the entire river; it splits into four tributaries before joining the Rhine River after exiting the city. There are numerous foot bridges and walkways to make the journey easier. Another interesting location to experience if you enjoy the peace of nature is the Konigsallee Park. This is a large boulevard located in the heart of Dusseldorf that is punctuated by a man-made lake in its centre. Also, some wonderful sculptures that date from the 19th century can be found along the way.
Should you be interested in obtaining panoramic views of the city, there is simply no better spot to visit than the Rheinturm Tower. This massive telecommunications complex rises an incredible 240 metres into the air; easily making it the tallest structure in Dusseldorf. In the evening, you can snap a few pictures of the glimmering lights below thanks to an open-air observation deck. Also, there is a revolving restaurant that is contained within the tower. Keep in mind that as this is a very popular spot, you should always book reservations in advance!