3 Days in Dusseldorf: The Perfect Itinerary

Updated on January 20, 2024  


 If you're planning 3 days in Dusseldorf, and wondering how to make the most of your time, look no further.

In this article, we will guide you through the perfect 3-day Dusseldorf itinerary, highlighting the city's rich cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes along the Rhine River, and its vibrant culinary scene.

Düsseldorf 3-Day Itinerary: Day 1

On Day 1 in Dusseldorf, I started my exploration at the vibrant Media Harbour. Then, I headed to the iconic Rhine Tower where I enjoyed a delicious meal at the QOMO Rotating Restaurant and marveled at the stunning views from the viewing platform.

Next, I strolled along the picturesque Rheinuferpromenade and immersed myself in the charm of Altstadt, visiting attractions like Burgplatz and St. Lambertus Church. After that, I took a leisurely walk through Hofgarten, discovering hidden gems like Jägerhof Palace and Goethe Museum.

Lastly, I couldn't resist indulging in some retail therapy on Konigsallee.

Media Harbour

Located on the scenic banks of the Rhine river, Media Harbour is a must-visit spot known for its contemporary architecture and urban vibe.

The area beams with iconic buildings that offer stunning views of the city, perfect for your morning stroll.


You will find it hard to resist the wide array of restaurants, cafes and bars situated here - a gourmet's delight indeed!

Immersing yourself in such an atmosphere can be both leisurely and thrilling at different times of day or night.

This vibrant tourist hotspot certainly marks an exciting start to your 3-day Dusseldorf adventure!

Rhine Tower

Then, I savored delicious fusion cuisine at the QOMO rotating restaurant in Dusseldorf's Rhine Tower. You should try it too! Their menu combines far eastern flavors and European influences to create dishes that will make your taste buds dance.

The rotation of the restaurant is slow and steady, completing a full turn within an hour.

The viewing platform on the Rhine Tower offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city.


It stands proud at 240.5 meters in height, acting like a beacon for Dusseldorf. From here you can see every inch of this stunning cityscape, from its buzzing center to its tranquil suburban outskirts!

Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Embankment Promenade)

Strolling along the Rheinuferpromenade adds a special charm to exploring Dusseldorf.

This engaging riverfront pathway, an architectural masterpiece by Niklaus Fritschi, stretches across Karlstadt, the port and extends into the historical Old Town area.

As I leisurely ambled over this harbor connection, truly impressive scenic views of the Rhine River unveiled themselves at every turn.


This city lifeline is much more than just a popular tourist attraction; it's where locals come to enjoy breathtaking waterfront scenes while embracing their everyday lives.

Designed between 1990 and 1997, today it stands as an integral part of Dusseldorf - one that effortlessly bridges modernity with tradition through its panoramic riverside walkway. [1]

Altstadt (Old Town)

Altstadt, the Old Town of Dusseldorf, is a historic district and the heart of the city. It's a must-visit for its charming cobblestone streets and picturesque buildings.

One notable attraction in Altstadt is Cartwheeler's Fountain, which depicts a cartwheel-making scene and adds a touch of whimsy to this cultural heritage site.