This bustling metropolis found on the River Rhine is overflowing with attractions and activities to keep you busy. Whether you’re visiting for business or touring the Rhine region for pleasure, Dusseldorf is an exceptionally cultured city, and certainly boasts more than its fair share of theaters and museums.
With architecture that pushes the boundaries, plus a range of memorizing historical sights, the city is an amazing place to visit and car rental in Dusseldorf can be the ideal way of getting around.
We have a number of bases and pick-up points in the city of Dusseldorf. We also have no cancellation or amendment fees* and offer customers an attractive best price guarantee. Additionally, there are no credit card fees to pay and we provide a 24-hour rental helpline.
*when the booking is canceled within seven days of being made.
For those who love to drive, Dusseldorf provides an ideal base from which to explore the region. The cities and towns which surround here can make for enjoyable days out while Dusseldorf itself homes lots of different attractions to keep you busy.
The city is well connected to neighboring Cologne - where you’ll find the well-known cathedral and the Museum Ludwig - and can be reached via the A57 southbound. If you’re planning on heading north, the city of Duisburg can be reached via the A59. Here you’ll find museums and the MSV-Arena, home to the Duisburg Football team. For incredible sights and a day spent relaxing in the Botanischer Garten Grugapark, head to Essen, which can be found along the A52 east.
As well as being a country that makes quality cars, Germany is one that builds quality roads. The Autobahns make driving a pleasure and the national driving style is also generally of a high standard. Expect your fellow road users to be courteous and good at sticking to the rules of the road.
In Germany, you drive on the right-hand side and the speed limits here may be higher than you’re accustomed to – indeed the country’s generous upper speed limits actually attract some of the world’s keenest drivers to visit. On parts of the autobahns, you are permitted to reach 81 miles per hour. However, there are plenty of speed cameras about so don’t be tempted to go any higher than this restriction.
Dusseldorf is an easygoing, cultured city best known for its links to fashion and the art scene. In winter it has a romantic atmosphere and in the warmer months, it’s a fresh, lively cosmopolitan city full of interesting places to visit and events to attend.
Admire the architectural highlights
From Ehrenhof art museum with its grand stature to Media Harbour with its modernist look, the architecture on offer in Dusseldorf will fascinate you. The Media City on the harbor was designed by the renowned Frank Gehry and each of the three buildings here has its own unique look and identity while still standing together in perfect harmony. The playhouse, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, is an impressive building. Designed by architect Bernhard Pfau, the playhouse hosts different forms of entertainment to you to enjoy, so check if there are any performances on while you’re in Dusseldorf.
Go shopping in Königsallee
Known to resident’s simple as ‘Kö’, Königsallee is an impressive street packed with top designer stores, small intimate boutiques and exquisite jewelers. This shopping paradise attracts people from all over to enjoy not just the items on offer, but the splendor and elegance of the street itself. Take a stroll along the path here to soak up the sophisticated atmosphere and beautiful view.
Have dinner above it all
The 240m high Rheinturm pierces the sky with its sheer height and impressive stature. You can take a look at the sweeping views of the city from the 168m high observation deck, and, you may even be able to see the city of Essen if the weather permits. The tower also houses a restaurant which rotates, giving an ever-changing picturesque view as you enjoy your meal. The tower does only rotate at certain times, so be sure to check before you go.
Beyond the boundaries of Dusseldorf
While the city is home to many impressive sights, Dusseldorf is ideally placed to explore the wider region with a rental car. Take the journey south to Cologne and marvel at the impressive cathedral which looms over the city. Since 1880 it has dominated the skyline with its incredible towers and beautiful Gothic appearance. Cologne is also home to theaters, art museums, and a zoo to keep you entertained. Around an hour’s drive to the north-east is the city of Dortmund. Home to breathtaking Rombergpark, a botanical garden which covered around 65ha, and the bungee jumping spot Florianturm, a place for the thrill-seekers, Dortmund offers a wide range of fun activities and a different sort of day out.
This city in the west of Germany has so many wonderful places to see and things to do. Surrounded by equally enchanting towns, the area around Dusseldorf and the city itself can make for an enchanting trip away.
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Address:Arrivals Hall In Terminal
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Address:Immermannstrasse 65, near Main Railway Station
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