Step out of the hotel and step on Koenigsallee, the famous shopping and business boulevard. Start across the street from the hotel and find all the flagship stores for international designer labels. The smaller side streets like Breite Straße and Benrather Straße are always good if you are looking to discover small, new fashion boutiques and young designer labels. After the shopping tour, continue your day in the Altstadt. The historic centre of the city is lined with boutiques, shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.
Stroll through the Altstadt and go to Grabbeplatz where two great art museums face each other: explore the K20, art from the 20th century or the Kunsthalle with its changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Walk down Muehlenstrasse until you reach the Burgplatz form there walk along the riverside and take a break in one of the many cafés of old town.
Start your evening with a stroll down to the Medienhafen and enjoy an aperitif and an early dinner at one of the restaurants there. For evening entertainment, the Apollo Varieté present frequently changing shows - our Concierge will be happy to arrange tickets for you. If you like it more classical the city's symphonic orchestra resides in the Tonhalle, which used to be a plantetarium, a very unique concerthall. Or enjoy our Opera, the Rhein Oper.
The establishment of an art academy in the 17th century was the beginning of the Art-city Dusseldorf where the federal collection 'Kunstsammlung NRW', outstanding art collections and other museums in addition to over 80 galleries are located. There is a continuous occurrence of internationally renowned exhibitions as well as the presentation of local artists in the city. Ask the Concierge for some more recommendations regarding exhibitions in and around Dusseldorf.
Fashion Hot Spot
Dusseldorf is famous for fashion- that is why many designers present their new collections at their showrooms a couple of times per year. You can find all big Brands on Königsallee.
Media Harbour (Medienhafen)
Seven architects from all over Europe (including Frank O Gehry, Claude Vasconi and David Chipperfield) designed several company headquarters in the Media Harbour, making the area an architectural landmark of the city. You will find a great mix of industrial, heritage buildings and most modern architecture. This is an interesting contrast to the oldtown. Walking distance 20min.
The 234 metre-high viewing platform has the best view over the city and the Rhine. On a clear day you can see all the way to the cathedral in Cologne (more than 40km away) and the Post Tower in Bonn (more than 80km away)!
The Bolkerstrasse brewery mile
In the very heart of the old historical city centre you will find 'the longest bar of the world', a small alley called Bolkerstrasse where one brewery follows another. You should try the different kind of homemade "Altbier" to see and taste the differences between the century old breweries.