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Dusseldorf River Cruises

About Dusseldorf

In many ways the modern face of Germany, Dusseldorf has plenty of historic charm to offer too; a contrast which makes it a particularly satisfying port to explore when you’re on a Rhine River cruise. An economic centre of world standing, Dusseldorf is renowned for its plethora of trade fairs and is home to some 11 million people and is one of Germany’s most populous cities. Culturally, it’s regularly at the cutting edge, hosting numerous fashion shows and being home to the respected Academy of Fine Arts and once a year the Rhine itself, which passes directly through the city, is the star of the show when it hosts the Largest Fair of the Rhine.

Exploring Dusseldorf

One of the best examples of Dusseldorf’s modern side is Medien Hafen, or Media Harbour, the city’s contemporary harbour district which features a wealth of striking yet contemporary architecture. It’s unmistakably modern yet thoughtfully designed and is a great place to go for a stroll. Another contemporary attraction is the Rhine Tower, which as you would imagine, offers the ultimate view of the legendary river and indeed, the rest of the city, from its lofty observation platform.  

In contrast, Dusseldorf’s Old Town offers a pleasing walk through the city’s past and is home to some splendid historic architecture as well as plenty of restaurants and particularly, pubs. Indeed, it’s hard to beat Dusseldorf’s Old Town when it comes to that authentic German beer experience. Perhaps the most noted landmark in the area is St Lambertus Church, which dates back to medieval times. Its soaring tower and pleasing architecture are attraction enough but inside you’ll find an oasis of calm and some beautiful works of stained glass. The Rathaus, or Town Hall is another key landmark here, built in a Renaissance style and very much the heart of the old city.

Dusseldorf has retained much of its green space despite its contemporary development and as such, there’s a good choice of parks to explore if getting back to nature is a river cruise excursion must for you. The Wildpark certainly lives up to its name, being home to free-roaming deer and numerous walking tracks, while Nordpark lies in the city and neighbours Dusseldorf's Aquazoo, which is another popular attraction for lovers of nature and wildlife. Hoftgarten is another popular park, well-known for its illuminated fountains and benches, not to mention a wealth of greenery.

Dusseldorf tips

Beer is a serious business in Germany and Dusseldorf is no exception. The local brew is Altbier, and it’s recommended to try a glass while there. Konigsalle is the city’s celebrated shopping street and the place to head if you want to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. If you're a classic car lover, don't miss Classic Remise Dusseldorf, which houses a fantastic collection of classic vehicles.

Dusseldorf Itineraries

Koblenz

Resplendent Rhine in Autumn-Amsterdam - Dusseldorf

1 sailing date November 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Dusseldorf
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Zurich

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

13 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date July 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam - Zurich

2 sailing dates May 2022 to August 2022
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Dusseldorf

Andre Rieu in Maastricht

1 sailing date July 2022
7 Nights From Maastricht, to Germany , Cologne
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Dusseldorf

See Andre Rieu in Maastricht

1 sailing date July 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Maastricht
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Amsterdam

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

3 sailing dates May 2022 to August 2022
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Resplendent Rhine in Autumn from Dusseldorf

1 sailing date November 2022
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Boppard

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date October 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Koblenz

A New Years Concert with Andre Rieu

1 sailing date January 2022
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Dusseldorf

Amsterdam To Basel

25 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Bonn

Christmas Markets of the Rhineland

1 sailing date December 2021
4 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Dusseldorf
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Strasbourg

Christmas and New Year on the Rhine

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Dusseldorf
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Dusseldorf

André Rieu and Maastricht

1 sailing date July 2021
6 Nights From Maastricht, to Germany , Cologne
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Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

4 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Basel

Rhine Enchantment, Milan to Amsterdam

6 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
11 Nights From Milan, to Amsterdam
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Basel

Rhine Enchantment, Amsterdam to Milan

1 sailing date September 2021
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Milan
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Mainz

Heidelburg to Berlin

2 sailing dates July 2021 to September 2021
11 Nights From Heidelberg, Germany to , Berlin
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Dusseldorf

Cologne to Maastricht

1 sailing date July 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Maastricht
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Breisach

Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

12 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
8 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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