Once the port-of-call for traders bringing goods to Dusseldorf's Old Town and now a stunning river-side pedestrian pathway, the Rhine Promenade is the place to be seen in Dusseldorf.
For years, the banks of the Rhine were inaccessible to locals and visitors alike as it was a busy roadway. Then in the early nineties development work began to divert traffic through a new tunnel and restore the river bank as a pedestrian promenade connecting the Old Town with Dusseldorf's buzzing Media Harbour district.
The Rhine Promenade opened in 1997 and is popular with locals and visitors to the city alike, thanks in part to its Mediterranean feel and attractions like coffee shops, bars and roller-blading.
What to do by the Rhine Promenade
Here, by the banks of the Dusseldorf River, visitors can look out to the historic houses at Oberkassel; cycle or in-line skate under sycamore trees; sip on coffee; try 'Altbier' while sitting in a beer garden; shop the esplanade's many market stalls; take to the beach; or watch the sun set over the Dusseldorf skyline.
From the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Dusseldorf a leisurely walk along the promenade to either the Old Town - where tourists will find Dusseldorf's most exclusive shopping areas as well as historic ale houses, or to Media Harbour - where tourists will find the HQs of most of Dusseldorf's media agencies and fashion showrooms.