Taxis in Germany are modern and clean, mostly Mercedes and always beige. They also offer fairly good value for money when compared to many other countries. Most drivers excel in their professionalism, knowledge, politeness and friendliness. As in other cities, all nationalities are to be found behind the wheel so driving styles vary accordingly. Most cabbies are more than ready to hold a conversation.
In Düsseldorf there are two main organisations. Taxi Düsseldorf has been operating since 1928 and has some thirteen hundred taxis and numerous taxi stands where cabs tend to wait patiently in line and take their turn. The other, Rhein Taxi is a later with less cars under its wing but offering a popular service. It’s normally possible to hail a passing taxi nowadays too.
Besides their apps others from the competion such as Uber and myDriver are available, if not so intensely used as in other capitals.
The first journey from the airport can be a surprise for some foreign passengers when the vehicle speeds over the main access road downtown. Or sits for lengthy periods in gridlock.