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 see when in the city. Known as one of the most beautiful esplanades, it is filled with outdoor bars, ample seating and grassy spaces.
For years, the banks along the river were inaccessible to locals and visitors because it was a busy roadway. Then in the early 1990s, development work began to divert traffic through a new tunnel and restore the riverbank as a pedestrian promenade. It now connects the Old Town with the buzzing Media Harbour district and is a place for relaxation, activity and great views.
This wonderful boardwalk opened in 1997 and became popular with locals and visitors, thanks in part to its Mediterranean feel and attractions like coffee shops, bars and roller-blading. Kids love to scooter or bike along the path, and it is a great spot to catch some sun.
What to do when by the river
Here, by the banks of the Rhine, visitors can look out to the historic houses at Oberkassel, cycle or in-line skate under sycamore trees. Sip on coffee or try an Altbier while sitting in a beer garden, and don’t forget to shop the esplanade's many market stalls. When it is warm, head to the beach or watch the sun set over the skyline. You can even take a tour of this beautiful part of the city and learn about the history involved.
The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Dusseldorf is just a leisurely walk away from the promenade to the Old Town, where you will find the city’s most exclusive shopping areas as well as historic ale houses. It is also a short stroll to Media Harbour, where the headquarters of most of Dusseldorf's media agencies and fashion showrooms lie.