It would be best to begin your trip from the city centre. Here, lies the heart of this pulsating and lively city. There is an unbelievable amount of opportunities for shopping and strolling. Whether its expensive boutiques or discount shops, there is something for everyone- one of the signature features of this city is certainly its huge range of shopping facilities. However, culture also plays a very big part- there are some museums well worth seeing in the Old Town.
Those of you that love culture will definitely get your monies worth as well as those of you that are souvenir hunters! Just in case the hustle and bustle of the city centre becomes too much, you can always take a trip down to the promenade. During the summer months, the promenade is a popular meeting place, particularly during evenings, a great start to the exciting night-life that can be found in Düsseldorf.
Park up the hire car and discover great museums in Düsseldorf
A museum that we can strongly recommend is the Hetjens Museum as well as the German Ceramic Museum. You will find this museum in the Schulstraße, directly on the promenade of the Rhine. The enormous collection of ceramics comprises of more than 10,000 pieces and provides a comprehensive insight into the history of ceramics and art. Worldwide it is the only museum that has specialised on the study and the exhibition of ceramics as well as examines works from throughout the world and from all epochs both handcrafted and historical.
Cruise through Düsseldorf with car hire and see the eloquent architecture on offer
A further cultural highlight of the city is the St. Lambertus Church whose history dates back to 1159 but the church is most probably much older than this. The church certainly belongs to one of the oldest constructions of the city and today the city could not be imagined without it. The tower has a unique shape and comprises of a twisting spire on the roof. The Christian symbol can be seen from a fair distance in your car hire. The reason for this spectacular piece of architecture is probably due to the fact that fresh, damp wood was used to restore the church after the fire in 1815. There are also numerous other churches that are well worth visiting.
Once upon a time in Düsseldorf...
You should also not miss out on the many attractive parks situated in this city. A walk around parks around the castle can be ideally combined with a visit to the castle and offers peace and relaxation. The most famous castle in Düsseldorf is the Benrath Castle which was built in the 18th century which can be found in the district of the same name. At one time, the castle was built for the elector of Pfalz and is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in Düsseldorf. The castle also houses some museums, one of which is the museum for European Garden Art. The splendid and attractive castle was designed by the former court architect Nicolas de Pigage who was also responsible for the parks that also belong to the castle. You can definitely go for a long and relaxing walk in these parks! Enjoy!