Things to Do in Düsseldorf

A multitude of cuisines, excellent shopping, events, exhibitions, performances and festivals

Written by Garry and last edited by Garry on

© Amazing Capitals / Greg
© Amazing Capitals / Greg
© Amazing Capitals / Greg

The people of Düsseldorf are justifiably proud of their city’s vibrant cultural life. A real kaleidoscope of events, performances, shows and festivals, Düsseldorf boasts an extensive and presentable list of cultural institutions. Along with nine theatres there are eleven museums and a large number of smaller galleries.

They range from a sea-life museum to a film museum, from the arts collection of North Rhine-Westphalia, which hosts works from the 20th and 21st century by Paul Klee, Joseph Beuys, Mark Rothko or Andy Warhol, to such curiosities as a mustard museum.

For lovers of classical music, opera and jazz, Düsseldorf is a veritable feast. From chamber music recitals to rap, hip-hop and rock concerts, the city offers something for everybody virtually every day of the year.

Going Out in Düsseldorf

Going out in Dusseldorf is fun and the so-called Rhenish lust for living infectious. One hub of entertainment is the old town (Altstadt) with door after door providing visitors with apparently the longest bar in the world. Some of the bistros, restaurants, cafés and great clubs are second to none.

ISR Info Day

Parents and students are welcome to attend the next ISR International Info Day on February 17. Learn all about the school's academic program and extracurricular activities offered on their modern campus just a few minutes from downtown Düsseldorf. Education from kindergarden to grade 12.

Economic Development Düsseldorf

With a combination of pro-business policies, low costs and a skilled workforce, Düsseldorf is the perfect location for investors. The Office of Economic Development offer "plug and play" services while expats form an integral part of a population that has grown by 22,000 over the past few years.


boot Düsseldorf


Surfer on indoor wave pool
© Messe Düsseldorf

boot Düsseldorf is the largest trade fair in the world for experiencing 360° water sports. January 2018 will see exhibition space increase yet again to set a new standard. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with well over 1,800 participants, desirable craft, extended flatwater pool, relaxing beats, delicious drinks and bargain equipment.