Top Düsseldorf Christmas
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With its glittering waterfront illuminations, authentic medieval villages, and festive Christmas markets, Dusseldorf is among Germany’s most popular winter destinations. Here are a few ways to celebrate the holiday season along the Rhine River.
See the City Illuminated
Stroll through the Schadowplatz to the Heinrich-Heine-Platz and the historic Old Town (Altstadt) on the east bank of the Rhine River to visit historic landmarks such as the 13th-century St. Lambertus Church and Castle Tower (Schlossturm), which is brilliantly illuminated for the Christmas holiday. Along the way, soak up the festive atmosphere on the bustling Schadowstrasse, admire the striking art-nouveau architecture, and stop to watch the twinkling lights dance on the Rhine River.
Go Shopping at the Christmas Market
The German Christmas markets make up a focal point of holiday festivities in Dusseldorf. Held along the Konigsallee and Flinger Strasse—two of Dusseldorf’s popular shopping boulevards—and on the Marktplatz in front of the town hall, the markets allow travelers to browse the traditional crafts stalls for sweet treats, souvenirs, and gifts, and perhaps stop for a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine.
Take a Christmas Cruise
Take a break from the markets and enjoy a Christmas cruise along the Rhine River. Hop aboard a festively decorated boat and cruise past the charming Old Town and the modern Media Harbor. Sing along to traditional Christmas carols, admire some of the city’s best views from your vantage point on the water, and tuck into a seasonal buffet lunch or hot waffles and coffee.
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The Altstadt (Old Town) Christmas Market is the perfect place to get your Holidays groove on the move. Stroll through quaint town squares lighten up by the twinkling Christmas lights, while visiting the many wooden stalls selling spiced mulled wine, many hand made decorations, chocolate covered fruits, cinnamon pastry, roasted almonds and other local mouth watering delicacies. All that while enjoying a profound knowledge of the past and present of these Christmas traditions, well known by our local guide. Experience the joy of Christmas in the best place and step into the wonderful world of the Holidays.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience