As one of the economic centers of both Germany and the European Union, Düsseldorf is a big draw for business travelers from all over the world. However, with an excess of modern architecture, a throbbing nightlife, frequent carnivals and a world class fashion scene, the reasons to visit this Western German gem are numerous. Find out for yourself all that this popular city has to offer when you book into one of our boutique hotels in Düsseldorf, which will keep you amply and comfortably situated next to all of the major sites.
As much of the city was destroyed in WWII, you’ll want to head to the rebuilt Old Town for a glimpse of Düsseldorf as it used to be. Here you can imbibe both the historical and the modern alike at coffee shops, pubs and shopping centers, all tucked into these masterfully reconstructed buildings. In other sections of the city, including the Medienhafen, Rhine Promenade and Media Harbor, marvel at soaring glass and steel skyscrapers and an eclectic array of Frank O. Gehry buildings. If the day is clear, take an elevator ride up the Rheinturm for views that reach all the way to Essen, or grab a cup of coffee in any number of hip eateries in the Medienhafen. Alternatively, head to Marktplatz, the city’s historic main square, for baroque sculptures and architecture, as well as a vibrant weekly market and a twinkling Christmas market.
For the art lovers in the family, you won’t want to miss the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, with collections so vast they span three buildings. For something a little more contemporary, head to Museum Kunstpalast, Ständehaus or the Schifffahrt Museum, where you’ll find art reaching from the classics up to modern times, housed in stately buildings and boasting multimedia displays. Once you’ve had your dose of serious art, get those toes tapping and those hips swinging at the Elvis Presley Exhibition, a collection curated by three avid collectors who have no connection to the King other than their fandom. When you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, head to Hofgarten, the first public park in all of Germany. Picnicking in the North-Park’s Japanese gardens is another good option, as it taking a long stroll down the banks of the Rhine.
Festivals and carnivals are a popular pastime in Düsseldorf. If you’re lucky enough to be in town during the 2nd and 3rd weeks in July, be sure to take a ride on the ferris wheel overlooking the Rhine. There are also daily concerts in many parts of the city, frequent cartwheeling competitions (that’s right, cartwheeling!), fashion shows galore and an annual Carneval.
Looking to do a little shopping? Be sure to peruse the boutiques along Königsallee, the main boulevard, as well as through Flingern, the city’s fashion district. When you’ve worked up an appetite, this truly international city has Asian, Indian French cuisines to choose from. That said, you won’t want to miss the local specialties, which include bratwurst, pea soup and regional brews. Head back to the Altstadt area to taste the Altbier (a dark beer) or enjoy a nice cocktail with the locals.
Düsseldorf is well-connected to the rest of the continent (and the world) via three airports. It is also a major hub for Germany’s national railway, Deutsche Bahn, and many bus lines also serve the region.
Discover all that this exciting city has to offer when you stay in a boutique hotels in Düsseldorf. With stylish rooms, comfortable beds, world class amenities and a helpful staff, you’ll make the most of your visit when you make Hotel Indigo® your home away from home.
126 light and spacious rooms with nice amenities such as huge box spring beds, Nespresso machine, extra kettle, ironing set, high class hair dryer, I Pod docking stations, luxury Aveda products and big rain shower are waiting here for you. The 24-hour room service treats you with tasty snacks and in our gym you can work out for 24-hours.
The Holiday Inn Express Dusseldorf City North is a modern styled hotel in a great location, just 4.5 km away from the old town, the airport and the fairgrounds, offering comfortable rooms with air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. Free WLAN is available for guests in our guest rooms, in lobby- and bar area and all meeting spaces.
Book the special Ski Package to enjoy a day on the slopes at Jever Skihalle, a huge indoor skiing resort seven kilometers from the hotel. The Skihalle offers ski and snowboard fun throughout the whole year. During the summer months, an outdoor climbing wall over 30 meters high, the Salzburger Alm Biergarten and the high rope course Neuss enlarge the alpine offer for the visitors.
Leave your vehicle with Holiday Inn Düsseldorf Airport-Ratingen when you fly from Düsseldorf International Airport with our special package. You can stay the night before your trip and park your car for up to 2 weeks. The deal includes shuttle transfers to and from the airport.
Book Holiday Inn Essen City Centre's Movie Park Package to enjoy discounted entry to Movie Park Germany theme park for the whole family. The good-value deal includes family accommodation, breakfast and 2-day tickets to Movie Park Germany for 2 adults and 2 children.