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Düsseldorf

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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 cities 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”. The 2-hour tour begins 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 4 different Breweries, where you will taste delicious local beer to find the one that best suits you. At 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.

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DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

2. DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

Create your own itinerary in Düsseldorf with an affordable city card offering discounts of up to 100% at a host of participating museums and attractions. Enjoy unlimited use of the city's trams and buses, along with all surcharge-free RE, RB and S-Bahn trains within zone A of Düsseldorf city center to get from site to site. Benefit from reduced-price entry to a host of exhibitions and avail of leisure facilities included for the duration of your DüsseldorfCard.

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Düsseldorf Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

3. 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).

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Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

4. Düsseldorf: Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

Experience Düsseldorf from a different perspective as you join a night watchman at the end of the day and take a stroll through the historical Altstadt (Old Town). Venture down the romantic lanes and see the streets and buildings illuminated after dark by the glow of the atmospheric lanterns.  Follow a guide equipped with a hand lantern, horn and halberd, as in days of old, and admire his typical gown and costume. Listen intently to interesting tales and hear juicy details of the customs and everyday life of the olden days. When the watchman cries, ‘Hark, ye folks," it is time to explore!

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Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

5. Düsseldorf: Sushi, Sake & Japanese Lifestyle Tour

Meet your guide at Hotel Nikko, right in the heart of Düsseldorf’s “Little Tokyo”. Spread across Immermannstraße and Klosterstraße, discover the area’s Japanese influences and learn about local life in this culturally-rich hub. With your guide, visit a selection of Japanese bookshops, authentic bakeries, and fantastic restaurants. Enjoy a sampling of four culinary dishes, including tasty sushi. You’ll also learn how to prepare traditional Japanese tea, find out which sushi is most valuable, and get to know more about manga comics and current comic trends.

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Dusseldorf: Old Town & Altbier Tour

6. Dusseldorf: Old Town & Altbier Tour

Together with your guide, you will take a look behind the scenes of the time-honoured and myth-enshrouded provincial capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Within two hours, you will get to know the hotspots of the old town, experience its unique atmosphere, and also have the opportunity to taste one of its culinary specialties: the famous Düsseldorf Altbier. Your guide will tell you lots of interesting facts about the history of the city and provide you with a crash course in terms of Düsseldorf Platt - the local dialect. Learn about historic buildings, French influences on the city, and secret recipes. You will also, of course, hear about the traditional rivalry with Düsseldorf's neighbor, Cologne. With the perfect combination of information and entertainment, you walk from one highlight to another. Explore locations and stories that mean a lot to the locals. Find out more about poets, painters, and even punk and pop artists who started their careers here.

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Düsseldorf: MedienHafen Tour

7. Düsseldorf: MedienHafen Tour

This tour of the MedienHafen will show you that Dusseldorf is developing at a fiercely dynamic rate. As recently as some twenty years ago, the area was dominated primarily by warehouses. Today, the district is in a state of permanent change. Home to numerous media and advertising companies, the MedienHafen is one of the liveliest places in Dusseldorf. Part of the tour's attraction is also the various examples of outstanding architecture: the twisted buildings designed by the American Frank O. Gehry are as spectacular as the open design of the Landtag (state parliament) is symbolic, while the Rhine Tower is a cut above the rest.

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Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

8. Düsseldorf: Altbier-Safari Beer Walking Tour

Enjoy authentic Düsseldorf beer culture and lifestyle on this city walking tour. Sample local microbrews and learn about production as your guide takes you through the process. Your tour starts in front of the Schloßturm at Burgplatz in the old town of Düsseldorf. In the Brauerei Kürzer, get an insight into the brewing process and see the "beer barrel which is never empty." Sample the non-pasteurized craft beers with unique flavors you could taste blindfolded. Drink like a local, standing on the street in front of the brewery, and listen as your guide shares stories of the local beer culture. Learn the answers to the eternal questions: Why is Altbier not an old beer? What or who is a Köbes? Why you don't have to order beer in Düsseldorf? Why are the glasses so small? Where is the "longest bar in the world"? Where did the Neandertaler get its name? Afterwards, make new friends and reserve a table at one of the breweries, where your tour will end on a high note.

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Düsseldorf: 2-Hour Segway Tour along the Rhine

9. Düsseldorf: 2-Hour Segway Tour along the Rhine

Discover Düsseldorf's green heart on a Segway tour along the beautiful banks of the Rhine. Drive across the Rhine promenade to the old town, pass the Burgplatz and Rhine Tower (Rheinturm) and get a glimpse of the picturesque breweries and their outdoor gastronomy. Visit Düsseldorf's house brewery Uerige and refresh yourself tasting a traditional Altbier. Make your way through the beautiful Rhine Park, which is not only a green oasis but also home to public buildings like the public service broadcaster. Glide across the Theodor Heuss Bridge to the other side of the river. Get a glimpse of the harbor and see the place where industry, trade and logistics come together. On this tour, you will also see the Rhine Tower (Rheinturm), the marina and the building of the federal state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia before heading back to the starting point.

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Düsseldorf: Classic City Segway Tour

10. Düsseldorf: Classic City Segway Tour

Discover the sights of Düsseldorf on a Segway tour through the old town and along the banks of the Rhine. Drive across the Rheinkniebrücke to the other side of the river to discover the rhine meadows. Marvel at the skyline und enjoy a fun Segway-ride. Cross the bridge Oberkasselerbrücke to get back to the other side of the Rhine. Visit the Tonhalle that is known all over the world due to its breathtaking architecture of expressionism times.  Afterwards, discover the old town of Düsseldorf. Drive through the world's longest bar und enjoy a short stop and Altbier tasting at the house brewery "Uerige". Pass the picturesque Burgplatz close to the Rhine and head to the Medienhafen. Get a glimpse of the Federal State Parliament of Northrine-Westphalia, pass the architecturally interesting Medienhafen and finally reach the world-famous Königsallee.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,623 reviews

Our guide Vicky was very nice! We were a bit late but she waited for use without inconveniencing the rest of the group which was very thoughtful of her! She also knew a lot of facts about the cities and the breweries, we love history so this was very fun for us! I would really recommend this tour at the beginning of your stay, it's the way we found our favourite brewery ;)

We did the scavenger hunt as two families with 11 and 13 year old children. So the children got to know Düsseldorf enthusiastically, were never bored and we had a great city tour to all the places worth seeing and were able to set the pace ourselves. Definitely to be recommended! We will order the scavenger hunt again if we want to explore another city.

The trip with Dieter was a lot of fun. The Scuddy is easy to use and a lot of fun. Dieter does the tour very well. Just the right amount of city tour and the joy of driving a scuddy.

A great offer! However, it is important to take the “Experience Düsseldorf” map with you at the tourist office. This notice should be given at the time of purchase.

The Segway ride was very fun. The guide took the time to help you. He made various pictures en video's of the tour. We would recommand it to everyone.