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Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

1. Düsseldorf: Brewery Tour with Alt Beer Tastings

Experience a fun way to explore the beautiful city and history of Düsseldorf with the renowned brewery tour. Meet your young and energetic guide, an experienced professional who will happily take you on a trip through the city's most famous breweries. Not only will you learn a little bit about the breweries and the local brewing culture, but most importantly taste the result of hundreds of years of brewing experience. Enjoy the warm and traditional atmosphere as the brewery tour shines a light on Düsseldorf's weirdest, most interesting, and hilarious facts and legends. The tour covers not only the most historical and experienced breweries such as the “Im Füchschen”, but also the more modern masters in “Alt Beer” brewing such as the “Kürzer”. Begin at the Radschläger Brunnen opposite the famous Brewery “Zum Goldenen Ring”. The guides are easily spotted, equipped with black backpacks and a signature red nametag. They will gather all the participants before starting the tour giving you an opportunity to meet the rest of the beer lovers and make some friends as well as ensuring that nobody gets left behind. After getting acquainted, no time is wasted as the tour starts the thirst-quenching journey to 3 different breweries, where you will taste delicious local beer to find the one that best suits you. On this tour, the guides have the freedom to choose which breweries to take you to. This allows them to make decisions based on the group dynamic ensuring that everyone is entertained and satisfied. No matter whether you’re there with your friends, families, coworkers, sports team or even by yourself, the public brewery tour will satisfy each and every one of you.

Düsseldorf: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

2. Düsseldorf: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Hop on the sightseeing bus and enjoy the highlights of Düsseldorf! The open-top double-decker bus will make exploring the city easy and comfortable. The tour route takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, but your ticket is valid for a full day. Travel around and through the city center of this vibrant metropolis on the Rhine River. With the tour’s hop-on hop-off feature, get off at any of the stops along the route and explore your favorite spots at your own pace. Learn more about each attraction and the history of the city through earphones (commentary available in 10 languages).

Düsseldorf: Sweet Treats Guided Walking Tour of Old Town

3. Düsseldorf: Sweet Treats Guided Walking Tour of Old Town

Experience the sweet side of Düsseldorf on this guided tour.  Your guide will take you on a culinary exploration of old town, sharing knowledge about the food as well as the history of this exciting town.  Though the city and the old town is famous for beer, it also has an abundance of great cafés and pastry shops. Explore the old town and stop at 6 locations, learning fun facts about the city as you go. Indulge in some sweet treat at each venue, including regional specialities, international treats like Macaron, a danish Wienerbrød, Italian Amaretti, or an Assabeh from Lebanon. You'll also visit the famous chocolate shop between Carlsplatz and Königsallee. Try the delicious regional chocolate-speciality, called "Bützchen" (a little kiss).

Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

4. Düsseldorf: E-Scooter City Tour

Meet directly at the Rhine Tower, the highest building in the city. With a view of the state parliament and the spectacular Rheinkniebrücke bridge, you'll shortly learn how to drive and have fun on a secure e-scooter Scuddy. Begin by cruising along the Rhine to the Media Harbor, passing several funky Gehry buildings. Leave the yachts behind in the marina and continue on down the Rhine promenade towards the old town. Arrive at the spacious Burgplatz and check out the Schlossturm castle tower. Stay close to the Rhine to reach the Oberkasseler Bridge and the time-honored St. Lambertus Church with its leaning basilica tower. Then cruise past the imposing dome of the Tonhalle before reaching the legendary Fortuna Büdchen, a large drinking hall associated with the Düsseldorf football club. Continue on past important museums as well as the Dreischeibenhaus, an impressive piece of contemporary architecture from the 1960s. Experience the hustle and bustle of Königsallee, which features the best shopping in town. Choose the 2-hour tour for an even more thorough exploration of the city, including the left side of the Rhine. Discover the elegant Oberkassel, a district featuring buildings from the "Gründerzeit" and the Art Nouveau period. See additional sights like the K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, an art collection housed behind a distinctive black granite façade. Roll by the Kom(m)ödchen, the cabaret stage, and head towards Carlplatz, where a bustling market can be found Mondays through Saturdays. At the end of your tour, you'll return at a relaxed pace back to the starting point.

Düsseldorf: Guided Old Town Walking Tour with a local beer

5. Düsseldorf: Guided Old Town Walking Tour with a local beer

Discover the top sights and hidden gems on this walking tour of the Old Town in Düsseldorf. Get tips on the best places to eat and drink. Walk along the Rhine and uncover photo hotspots. Meet your guide next to the Tritonenbrunnen statue and make your way down Königsallee. Pass by high fashion shops like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Rolex. Make your way through the Old Town to find local breweries. If you select the option, you can also sample a tasty local beer. Let your guide show you local dancing hotspots and restaurants. Hear fascinating stories and historical accounts about the city and its attractions as you walk. Admire the Rhine as you walk along its riverbank. Snap pictures at iconic spots in Düsseldorf. End your tour in the heart of the Old Town where you can easily find a spot to grab dinner.

Düsseldorf: Old Town Interactive Crime Tour

6. Düsseldorf: Old Town Interactive Crime Tour

Embark on a 3-hour interactive crime tour, where you will hunt for clues in multiple locations of Düsseldorf's well-known breweries to solve the mystery of the adulterated altbier. Help the police catch the suspects who have tainted Düsseldorf's famous beverage, find and decrypt these clues. Together with your tour guide, who will be playing a role the entire time, learn about the history of Düsseldorf as well as intriguing stories about the famous breweries of the city. Enjoy an interactive tour and try some samples of various beers as you try to solve the mystery.

Düsseldorf: Cologne Rivalry Tour with Bread Time and Beer

7. Düsseldorf: Cologne Rivalry Tour with Bread Time and Beer

This tour leads you to the most beautiful places in the Old Town of Düsseldorf. The first stop is in an authentic Brauhaus (brewery) for a tasty dark beer. Continue on to see the Schlossturm,  (old palace tower), the town hall, and the carnival museum. Your guide will tell you more about the rivalry between Cologne and Düsseldorf and their different beer, traditions, and mentalities. Pass the Rhine Tower, Düsseldorf's highest building, and the state parliament of NRW. The last stop is the Media Harbour, an old industrial harbor which is nowadays a stylish quarter with bars, restaurants, old port buildings, and crazy new architecture. There, in the center of Düsseldorf, you will be offered a delicious Kölsch in the only Kölsch brewery in town.

Düsseldorf: Old Town Tour for Party Girls

8. Düsseldorf: Old Town Tour for Party Girls

Discover Dusseldorf's party culture on this guided tour in the Old Town. Taste the local beer, stop at a delicious cupcake cafe, and learn fascinating anecdotes about the Old Town and why it's known as "the longest bar in the world." Begin your tour in style with a can of Hugo at Carlsplatz. Stroll with your guide through Düsseldorf's Old Town and hear entertaining anecdotes about love, life, and partying at "the longest bar in the world." On your way to Königsallee, stop for some pink party shots and a local Altbier. Take a break at an ice cream parlor with special alcoholic ice cream. If you dare, enter the "Radschlag" contest to win a medal before heading to Düsseldorf's first cupcake café. As you enjoy your cupcake, snap the perfect Instagram pictures for your stories. Play drinking games with your friends. Finish your party tour in a bar at Bolker Straße with one more party shot.

Düsseldorf: Self-Guided Old Town Walking Tour via Smartphone

9. Düsseldorf: Self-Guided Old Town Walking Tour via Smartphone

Search for hidden clues as you embark on a self-guided city rallye on your smartphone through the heart of Düsseldorf's Old Town. Walk along the Rhine to historical places and, in true German style, past five famous local breweries on your route. Discover this part of the city in a playful way, finding clues and solving riddles with your family and friends. Discover the many stories and anecdotes hidden in the alleys of Düsseldorf's Old Town between its breweries, pubs, and restaurants on your tour. Play a fun rallye where you help a brewing apprentice find his beloved by solving and finding hidden clues. As you pass local breweries, take your time to stop and savor a beer or two in between riddles before continuing on your quest and journey.

Düsseldorf: Interactive Mystery Tour - The Old Town's secret

10. Düsseldorf: Interactive Mystery Tour - The Old Town's secret

The phone in your detective agency is finally ringing again after a long, long time. At the other end of the line: Mr. Schmidt. He tells you that his father - a retired employee of the Düsseldorf City Museum - died a few days ago at the blessed age of well over 80 years. When clearing out the apartment, he and his sister found an old, dusty - and well-locked - suitcase, well hidden behind a double wall unit. Mr. Schmidt tells you that his father would often have talked about a big secret ... but never wanted to reveal more. Now the caller wants to hire you as an experienced investigator to finally solve the mystery. He promises you that he will bring the suitcase - and that his sister or he will accompany and support you throughout the investigation. You can also negotiate two drinks (soft drink or Altbier) and delicious brewery snacks. Now it's up to you: Do you accept the assignment??? This tour is about three kilometers long, leads through the old town and Carlstadt, and will be accompanied by a guide / live actor the whole time. You have to solve riddles to get to the next station. You will find the riddles inside the suitcase and at several locations. The aim is to track down the secret of Mr. Schmidt's father.

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What people are saying about Altstadt, Düsseldorf

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 353 reviews

Marisa (tour guide) was very nice and was able to answer all questions about the tour. It was really a cool tour and the conclusion in the Füchschen put the crown on the whole thing. We can only recommend this tour. 5 stars from us

Our city guide Mike brought us closer to Düsseldorf in a very nice, historically well-founded and also funny way. We can therefore only warmly recommend your tour of the old town.

It was a great evening with Vicky, she enthusiastically led the tour despite the storm. My son and I can only recommend this tour.

We really enjoyed the tour. Alina gave us a lot of interesting information. It was an entertaining and nice action!

Vicky did a great job on the brewery tour! We had a lot of fun, laughed a lot and can only recommend the tour!