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Rhine Tower (Rheinturm): “Lovely views!”

I always love seeing a city from above. The Rheinturm offers impressive views of Düsseldorf and its surroundings. Really worth the trip up and down the very fast elevator. You can have a drink at the bar or dine in the revolving restaurant if you like.

Theinturm (Rhine Tower) Düsseldorf
Stromstrasse 20
40221 Düsseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Rhine Tower (Rheinturm) also on TripAdvisor.

MedienHafen: “Great architecture”

This place really is a must visit when in Düsseldorf. The modern architecture is amazing and there are lots of restaurants and cafés nearby. It is also very nice that the city kept some of the railway relics intact.

Medienhafen (Media Harbour)
40211 Düsseldorf
North Rhine-Westphalia

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about MedienHafen also on TripAdvisor.

Et Kabuffke: “Nice place to drink a Killepitsch outside”

Killepitsch is a traditional liquor based on herbs made in Düsseldorf. So it is a must to try this when visiting Düsseldorf. You can order a glass through a small window en drink it outside standing at some wooden tables.

Et Kabuffke, Flinger Str. 1, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 133269

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Et Kabuffke also on TripAdvisor.

A Tavola: “Authentic Italian food”

A Tavola is a really authentic Italian place in the city center of Düsseldorf. We were served by an older Italian gentleman and we even were serenaded to! Lovely atmosphere in this place, but be warned, it can get crowded and noisy, because the tables are placed rather close to each other. The kitchen is open, so you can get a glimpse of the cooking action that is going on.

We all had a different pasta dish (tagliatelle con funghi, spaghetti carbonara, pappardelle mit wildschweinragú and linguine mit hummerkabben). All the dishes were excellent and well worth the price we payed for them. The pasta was super tasty and perfectly cooked, as can be expected when you dine in a real Italian restaurant.

We ordered a bottle of very good Italian Chardonnay (and a second one, because we enjoyed the wine so much). As a dessert we ordered panna cotta and tartufo. Both lovely! To top the meal of we drank a glass of limoncello. Really enjoyed the jokes of our Italian waiter. Felt right at home!

I can highly recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for good, honest Italian food and ambiance!

A Tavola, Wallstr. 11, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 132923

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about A Tavola also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 4/5.

Swissotel Dusseldorf/Neuss: “Lovely hotel”

Stayed for two nights in this hotel. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The (separate) beds were very good. The screen in the bath was too small though, which resulted in a flooded bathroom after taking a shower. We stayed at the eleventh floor and the view on the river was really gorgeous.

The hotel is not located in the city center and the surroundings are not very inviting, but you’re only a short tram ride (15 minutes) away from the real heart of Düsseldorf.

Some girls at the reception were more friendly than others, but in fact they all tried their best to speak English to us when we indicated German wasn’t our mother tongue. Also loved the bar area, very inviting and good cocktails.

Breakfast was excellent. Lots of different options to choose from. Loved the made to order omelets, the smoked salmon, the gravad lax and the fresh fruit. The bread was also freshly baked. Service at the breakfast was very attentive.

Only complaint we had, were the conditions of the sauna. The changing rooms just weren’t very clean and in the room where the saunas were situated you had to wade though a pool of water of one centimeter depth. Not very appealing, to be honest. Although it was indicated that the saunas could only be used without bathing suits, most of the guests ignored this. The layout of pool, sauna and fitness room is kinda weird. Lots of people walk through the fitness room in their bathing suits to reach the pool.

Swissotel Dusseldorf/Neuss, Rheinallee 1 41460 Neuss, 41460 Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Stayed December 2015. You can find my review about Swissotel Dusseldorf/Neuss also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, rooms 5/5, service 4/5.

Fischhaus: “Expectations not met”

Seeing as this place is a fish shop and a fish restaurant all in one, I had high expectations. But to be honest, those weren’t met. Service was mediocre at best and the food itself was ok, but nothing exceptional. My meal (Filets Von Der Nordsee Seezunge Auf Steinpilzrisotto) was not warm enough. I got the impression my plate was left standing for a while before it got served. The portion was big enough, but the fish was prepared in too much butter to my taste. The plate of my brother was also not warm enough.

We also made the mistake of following the wine recommendation on the menu. The Roncal Gondello from the Spanish region Galicia costed only 14,90 euros and it tasted also like a very cheap wine. Do yourself a favour and order a more expensive wine.

Fischhaus, Berger Str. 3, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 8549864

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Fischhaus also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 3/5, food 3/5.

Konigsallee: “Lovely place for a stroll or (expensive) shopping”

This must be the most beautiful street of Düsseldorf. Even if you don’t feel like exploring the expensive shops on both sites of this avenue, you can stil enjoy walking around to take in the scenery.

Konigsallee, Konigsallee, 40212 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 86399025

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Konigsallee also on TripAdvisor.

Naniwa: “Cheap noodle soup”

We had to cue for a while to get seated in this Japanese noodle restaurant. It was hard to choose from the impressive range of noodle soups offered. I went for the champon ramen (with seafood). Being a ramen lover myself, I had great expectations. To be honest, those weren’t entirely met. The toppings were good (the porc was excellent and softly cooked), the noodles were ok, but the broth was disappointing. Not as tasty as in other noodle bars I’ve visited.

Naniwa offer really cheap food and the portions are huge. So if you’re looking for a cheap place to have lunch, you should go there.

Naniwa, Oststr. 55, 40211 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 8302222

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Naniwa also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 3/5.

Gut & Gerne Schokolade: “Superb hot chocolate”

Great place to have a lovely cup of hot chocolate. You can choose between white chocolate or 4 different kinds of ‘real’ chocolate. I went for the ‘Zartbitter’ with a cacao percentage of 72%. A great choice! The hot chocolate was served in a beautiful big cup and tasted heavenly. They also serve coffee and tea, but why would you even consider not ordering the lovely hot chocolate? Don’t miss out on this treat, chocoholics!

There aren’t many tables, so it is possible you’ll have to wait a while before you can get seated. Hard to resist buying chocolates form the shop next door, while waiting.

Gut & Gerne Schokolade, Burgplatz 3-5, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 86399696

Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Gut & Gerne Schokolade also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 4/5, food 5/5.

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