LNOF Guide to Dusseldorf
Wine and dine on the Rhine.
So often cast into a shadow by larger German cities like Berlin and Hamburg, Dusseldorf is ready to show its true colours on your hen weekend. The densely populated Germany city is one of the largest centres of art and fashion in the world – so, budding artists, culture vultures and fashionistas, you better listen up…
With almost 700,000 residents, many of which work in the economic sector, as well as a large population of students, there’s a lot of the ‘work hard, play hard’ mantra knocking around. This is great for you and your hen party, as all of the high-end bars and nightclubs will be filled by people splashing the cash every night of the week. You’ll spend the majority of your hen do celebrations in Alstadt, which is the main nightlife hub in the city, to a backdrop of the Rhine River on one side and the Konigsallee on the other.
You can't beat Dusseldorf during Oktoberfest. The place is alive with good craic, sausage and beer - my kind of place!
Between all of your delicious meals, blood pumping activities and wild nights on the Dusseldorf tiles, it would be a shame to miss out on some of the fantastic cultural points which the city boasts. With a wealth of ornate churches, cathedrals, eye-catching buildings and monuments, you won’t ever walk far without spotting a photo-worthy piece of architecture. The City Hall is a particularly impressive feat, located in the picturesque Old Town, and the charming Cartwheel Fountain (Radschlagerbrunnen) is a statue from the 1950s depicting children doing cartwheels, both certainly hot spots to tick off your Dusseldorf sightseeing list.
Dusseldorf’s social calendar is busier than the Kardashians’, with the biggest and boldest being, of course, the world renowned Oktoberfest. Beer tents big and small across the city will fill up with people getting more and more merry as the day draws on… we all know you want to join them. The annual Christmas Markets in Dusseldorf also attract thousands of people wanting to experience the postcard perfect log cabin-style stalls, selling everything from Christmas souvenirs, to edible Christmas goodies, to lashings of mulled wine. If you’re more of a thrill seeker, you can even join the approximately four million people who descend upon the city, to visit the Kirmes fun fair which runs for nine days in the summer.