15 Things to Do in Dusseldorf Alone (Guide for Solo Travelers)

Updated on January 19, 2024  


Going on a solo trip to Düsseldorf?

Whether it's the tranquility offered by the Japanese Garden or the lively atmosphere of Carlsplatz Market, this guide is your passport to discovering the best things to do in Düsseldorf alone.

15 Things to Do in Düsseldorf Alone

Explore the Dusseldorf Altstadt (Old Town)

As I walked around Dusseldorf's Old Town, also known as Altstadt, I felt the lively and historic vibe of the place. There are lots of local breweries, art galleries, and museums to explore, making it great for solo travelers.

You can enjoy traditional Altbier in beer bars or have fun at nightclubs. It's well-known for its exciting nightlife in Germany.


Wandering around on your own and finding hidden treasures in the narrow streets is an adventure. The historical landmarks help you find your way to nearby attractions easily.

Altstadt is in the heart of Dusseldorf, so everything is close by, which is great when you're exploring alone. It's also a safe place to visit, so I had a relaxing and enjoyable time exploring the Old Town.

Sample Altbier in the 'longest bar in the world'

No trip to Düsseldorf is complete without savoring the traditional German beer, Altbier. The 'longest bar in the world' located in Altstadt offers an extensive selection of this copper-colored brew.


It's a cherished pastime for locals and tourists alike to sample the region's iconic beer export within these historic walls. Each of the plentiful breweries has its unique interpretation of Altbier, inviting solo travelers like me to explore their distinct flavors.

This immersive tasting experience coupled with lively conversations makes each sip taste better than the last!

Visit the Medienhafen (Media Harbour)

The Medienhafen, located just a short fifteen-minute walk from the Old Town of Dusseldorf, is a must-visit destination for solo travelers like me. This bustling harbor offers a range of activities and sights that are perfect for exploring on my own.


One of my favorite things to do in the Medienhafen is going for a relaxing walk along the harbor. I can enjoy the beautiful view of the water while admiring the historic architecture of the buildings surrounding me.

With its unique blend of modern and traditional styles, this area truly showcases Dusseldorf's architectural charm.

Go for a relaxing walk at the Japanese Garden

I feel peaceful and calm whenever I go to the Japanese Garden in Dusseldorf. It's a quiet place away from the busy city where I can relax by myself. It's a paradise for photographers like me who find joy in capturing the garden's stunning landscapes.


There are many different paths to explore, each with colorful flowers that make the garden even more beautiful. I walk slowly and enjoy the peaceful feeling, which helps me feel refreshed.

Being in the garden is like being wrapped in a cozy blanket of calmness. It makes my solo trip in Dusseldorf really enjoyable.

Admire the view from the Rheinturm (Rhine Tower)

The Rheinturm in Dusseldorf is a must-visit for solo travelers looking to admire the city's panoramic views.

As the tallest tower in Dusseldorf, standing at almost 800 feet, it offers breathtaking sights of the cityscape.