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
Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Rhine Tower (Rheinturm) also on TripAdvisor.
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)
Visited December 2015. You can find my review about MedienHafen also on TripAdvisor.
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.
The mighty Rhein is very present in Düsseldorf. The city invested in a beautiful promenade next to the river. An ideal place to see the ships passing and enjoy a walk with your loved ones.
Rheinufer, Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 7570 12304
Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Rheinufer also on TripAdvisor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We visited Maruyasa for a quick sushi lunch. This place is run be real Japanese and offers really delicious sushi. Lines can get very long, but staff works efficiently so everyone can get there sushi treat as quickly as possible. The place itself isn’t much, you won’t feel the urge to stick around after your meal, but if you’re looking for great sushi, this is your place. You can order as many different kind of sushi as you like (also some sushi you don’t typically find in other sushi restaurants), or you can go for a combination plate. Maruyasu also offers some noodle dishes, yakitori and gyoza. Of course you can order everything to take away.
MARUYASU Schadow Arkaden UG, Schadowstr.11, 40212 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 8681937
Visited December 2015. You can find my review about MARUYASU Schadow Arkaden UG also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 4/5, service 4/5, food 4/5.
Mongo’s is a concept restaurant nearby Medienhafen situated in a beautiful modern building with lots of glass. The concept is easy: you can go for the all you can eat option or just pay by weight. You choose the sauce you like, go to the buffet and help yourself to the ingredients you like in you dish which the cooks will wok for you. The buffet offers a diverse selection of meat and fish, with some exotic choices as kangaroo, ostrich or even camel. You can rest assured that everybody will find something to their liking. I also tried the meat soup, which was excellent. If you’re into trying something different, I can recommend the insect starter. Really good and great for taking pictures.
Mongo’s also offer a nice selection of cocktails and other beverages. We tried the rhabalaya, a drink from the Himalay with rhubarb nectar, wodka and vanilla. A tasty way to finish a meal.
Mongo’s Restaurant Dusseldorf, Zollhof 10 Im Medienhafen, 40221 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 211 4407270
Visited December 2015. You can find my review about Mongo’s Restaurant Dusseldorf also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 5/5, service 3/5, food 4/5.