Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Düsseldorf


The historic Old Town was almost completely destroyed after suffering extensive bombings during WWII. Thankfully, it was fully restored by locals and is now one of Europe’s most famous and enchanting old towns. With charming cobbled streets, antique gas lamps and an imposing castle tower, Old Town is the epitome of Old World charm and quaintness. The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Düsseldorf is located only a few minutes from the Old Town and the adjoining Rhine Promenade, making our hotel the perfect base for exploring the old part of the city.

Altbier and the World’s longest bar

Also known as ‘Altstadt’, Düsseldorf’s Old Town has earned the nickname “the longest bar in the world”, as it boasts no less than 260 ale houses, bars, beer halls, clubs and some breweries. Not surprisingly, thousands of locals and visitors alike visit this part of the city each day looking for a taste of the traditional altbier, a famous beer unique to the Westphalia region and crafted using a traditional brewing style.

Historical sites and traditional dishes

Besides an array of bars and beer houses, this part of the city is rich in attractions and interesting sites. From the top of the old tower, which is the last remaining part of Earl of Berg’s castle, you will have stunning panoramic views of the Rhine River and all of the city. You can also explore the City Monument, which conveys Düsseldorf’s history through sculptures, or enjoy the famous gas lamps. When hunger sets in, try some of the city’s traditional dishes like Düsseldorfer Senfrostbraten (mustard roast pork) or Rheinischer Sauerbraten (marinated beef and raisins). Trying an altbier is an absolute must, but the traditional Killepitsch, which is a fruit-flavored liquor made of a mix of 90 berries, spices and herbs, is also worth a try.