Leisure tips

Discover the fashion-city Düsseldorf.

Enjoy a relaxing start to the day! Düsseldorf City Hostel is the ideal starting point for sightseeing, shopping or a busy day with your school group. Enjoy a latte in the modern bistro, a popular meeting place in the hostel. Here you can prepare trips and get into conversation with other guests. Do you still need help with planning? The dedicated team of the City Hostel is available 24 hours a day. Sporting encounters at the table tennis or table football tables offer fun and exercise.

Leisure facilities in the youth hostel

  • Piano
  • Internet terminals
  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Disco

Leisure facilities in and around Düsseldorf

Let's go to the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia! You'll find the biggest attraction of the metropolis right in front of the hostel: the Rhine. A short walk across the bridge, and you're Düsseldorf's old part of town nicknamed the "longest bar in the world", or in the media harbour, with its impressive buildings designed by Frank Gehry and the television tower, whose observation deck gives you a unique view of the entire region. Numerous museums and the famous Aquazoo can be reached, among other possibilities, with the Welcome Card for Dusseldorf, with entitles you to use all the buses and trains in the urban area for 48 hours. Tip: this ticket is included in the hostel's "Dusseldorf-Weekend" package. School classes can design their own class trip from various elements. How about, for example, a tour of the airport or a visit to a large company? In the evenings, meet up in Düsseldorf on the Rhine - where else? Sit on the steps at Burgplatz (Castle Square) and enjoy the relaxed Rhineland atmosphere while watching the sun go down.

  • Politics up close: the NRW state parliament (1 km)
  • High in the sky: the TV Tower (1 km)
  • Adventure pool: Düsselstrand (3.5 km)
  • Outdoor lido in Lörick
  • Goethe and the fine arts: Jägerhof Palace (2 km)
  • Non-stop culture: opera, theatres (1 km)
  • Shopping area: Königsallee (2.5 km)
  • Tradition and the avant-garde: Art Museums K20 & K21, Museum Kunst Palast, Kunsthalle ... (1 km)
  • The longest bar in the world: the Old Town (1.5 km)
  • A site of modernism: the Media Harbour (1 km)
  • Green belt: North Park, South Park, Hofgarten, Rheinpark (km 2)
  • Concerts & events: MERKUR Spiel-Arena, ISS Dome (4 km)
  • For beginners and professionals: GSV Golf Sports Club Düsseldorf
  • Film Museum Düsseldorf
  • Düsseldorf Airport: airport tour for visitors
  • Indoor climbing facility
  • Schifffahrt-Museum (Maritime Museum)in the Schlossturm (Castle Tower): multimedia history of the river
  • Boat trips on the Rhine
  • Grafenberg Forest Game Reserve with Forest School

Leisure facilities in the region

A short walk to the other side of the Rhine and you can go on a comfortable sightseeing tour of the area by boat. History buffs should not miss the historical imperial palace in Kaiserswerth: the oldest documented part of Düsseldorf boasts medieval buildings and a pretty square. Water sports enthusiasts will find plenty to do on Lake Unterbach. Situated just a few kilometres south of Düsseldorf, they can go wakeboarding, swimming or water-skiing here. And if you've not had enough of the big city, then Cologne, Essen, Duisburg, Oberhausen and Bochum are less than an hour's drive away.

  • Historical imperial palace and idyllic marketplace: Kaiserswerth (8 km)
  • Benrath Palace and Park: Museum of European Garden History (10 km)
  • Boat trip in the harbour
  • Lake Unterbach, water sports of all kinds
  • Cycling trail
  • Cologne (45 minutes by public transport)
  • Essen, Duisburg, Oberhausen, Bochum (45 minutes by public transport)
  • Numerous marionette and puppet theatres in the area (at most within 50 km)
  • Duisburg: the zoo, the largest inland port in Europe
  • Erkrath: Planetarium
  • Essen: Zollverein
  • Krefeld: historical steam train rides, Linn Castle
  • Mechernich: Satzvey Castle (moated castle), jousting, markets, Ghost Festival
  • Mettmann: Neanderthal Museum
  • Neuss: indoor skiing centre and climbing range, Museum Hombroich, Zons (old customs festivals) with open-air stage for fairy tales
  • Oberhausen: CentrO Oberhausen shopping centre, Movie Park Germany
  • Wuppertal: zoo, suspension railway

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