Weekend in Dusseldorf: The Perfect 2 Days Itinerary

Updated on January 20, 2024  


If you find yourself with a weekend in Dusseldorf and want to make the most of your time, our comprehensive Dusseldorf two-day itinerary is your ultimate guide to experiencing the best this captivating city has to offer.

From the enchanting Old Town with its charming architecture and bustling markets to the modern marvels along the Rhine River, this itinerary is your ticket to a memorable weekend in Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf Two-Day Itinerary: Day 1

Start your first day in Dusseldorf by exploring the trendy Media Harbour, followed by a visit to the iconic Rhine Tower for panoramic views of the city. Take a stroll along the picturesque Rheinuferpromenade before immersing yourself in the charm of Altstadt, where you can discover historical landmarks like Burgplatz and St. Lambertus Church. Don't forget to wander through Hofgarten and shop till you drop on Konigsallee.

Media Harbour

In the heart of Dusseldorf, you'll discover Media Harbour, a striking urban development on the southern side of the Rhine river.

The area is known for its unique architectural design that draws tourists from all over.


Once a hub for private TV and radio broadcasting after World War II, it now fosters an array of creative industries.

Whether you take public transportation or decide to stroll through this cultural hotspot, visiting Media Harbour promises to be an intriguing part of your city tour with its easily accessible waterfront location.

Rhine Tower

Your adventure in Dusseldorf isn't complete without a visit to the towering Rhine Tower. Standing tall as the city's landmark, this tower offers skyhigh thrills like no other.

Overlooking the charming skyline of Dusseldorf, it boasts majestic panoramic views that stretch across the horizon.


At 164 meters above ground level, you find yourself on the observation deck enveloped by an awe-inspiring scenic vista. The cityscape unfolds before your eyes and presents an aerial view that is nothing short of spectacular.

Then ascend even further to QOMO, the rotating restaurant nestled at a stunning altitude of 172.5 meters.

Here, not only do you bask in top-of-the-tower views but also enjoy delightful culinary offerings amidst swirling panoramas!

Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Embankment Promenade)

The Rheinuferpromenade is a lively area that gives visitors an unforgettable window into the city of Dusseldorf. It serves as a beautiful pedestrian promenade, designed by architect Niklaus Fritschi and constructed between 1990 and 1997. [1]


As you walk along this riverside pathway, you'll discover it stretches from the Media Harbor to Burgplatz, crossing through historical districts like old town and Karlstadt.

The Rheinuferpromenade overlooks the majestic Rhine River and lures countless tourists with its stunning cityscape views.

Since it's at a waterfront location, expect an enchanting environment perfect for recreational activities or simply soaking in the peaceful atmosphere of Dusseldorf.

Altstadt (Old Town)

Next, let's take a little adventure into Dusseldorf's Altstadt, or as some fondly call it, the Old Town. It's a cultural gem with its medieval architecture and charming cobblestone streets.

Don't miss Burgplatz, which is home to Castle Tower (Schlossturm) and the Rhine Maritime Museum.


You can learn about the city's maritime history while enjoying stunning views from the tower. Nearby, Cartwheeler's Fountain is a beloved landmark that adds a touch of whimsy to the area.

And for a dose of Gothic architecture, visit St. Lambertus church, an impressive three-aisled hall church founded in 1288. 

The Old Town is also known for its vibrant nightlife, as seen by its nickname: the longest bar in the world.

Explore Hofgarten

The Hofgarten in Dusseldorf is a beautiful park that offers more than just green spaces. Within the park, you will find the Jägerhof Palace, which houses both the Goethe Museum and the Ernst Schneider Foundation.