Altstadt – the Old Town
Düsseldorf’s Old Town, or Altstadt, may seem the epitome of old world charm with its cobbled streets, ornate gas lamps and elegant cafés complete with pastel-striped awnings. However, much of the district is more modern than it seems. The city was bombed heavily in World War II and had to be carefully rebuilt in the following years.
What it may lack in authenticity, this historical space makes up for it in its charm and in the warmth of its hospitality. Nicknamed 'the longest bar in the world' this part of the city is lined with more than 260 clubs, bars and ale houses, making it popular with visitors and locals alike.
Top attractions in the historical streetsBurgplatz
A square that is home to the ruins and the remaining tower from the castle of the Earl of Berg. The Burgplatz is one of the most popular meeting points in the Old Town. Here visitors will find the City Monument, a sculpture with emblems and stories depicting old and modern Düsseldorf. There are also plenty of cafés, bars and eateries, which serve traditional German treats including pretzels.
Sipping Altbier in a Beerhall
Düsseldorf is famous for brewing its own dark beer. This liquid gold is known to locals as Altbier and there is no better place to sample it than in one of the traditional beer halls. For a sweeter tipple, try Killepitsch instead, a local spiced-berry liqueur.
Düsseldorf’s exclusive style mile, The Königsallee, starts in Altstadt and is a picturesque tree-lined boulevard and canal. Home to many luxury boutiques and shops.
From the Radisson Blu Media Harbour Hotel, Dusseldorf, you can take a beautiful stroll along the Rhine to the Old town, or jump on a tram or a taxi to get there even quicker.