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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

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Grand Alpine

1 sailing date August 2021
29 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
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Cochem

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date April 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Boppard

New Year on the Rhine

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

Chamber music on the Rhine with the Royal Academy

1 sailing date April 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Resplendent Rhine in Autumn-Amsterdam - Dusseldorf

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

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

10 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Amsterdam

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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Arnhem

See Andre Rieu in Maastricht

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

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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Koln

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle

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

A New Years Concert with Andre Rieu

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

Romantic Rhine & Moselle -Zurich to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates April 2022 to August 2022
16 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Bonn

Christmas Markets of the Rhineland

2 sailing dates December 2021
4 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
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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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Vienna

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Alpine Highlights

2 sailing dates May 2022 to July 2022
21 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
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Nijmegen

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

9 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2022
14 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

2 sailing dates October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Dusseldorf

Rhine Enchantment, Milan to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates August 2021 to October 2021
11 Nights From Milan, to Amsterdam
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