A city renowned for its economic standing in Western Germany, Düsseldorf is a city that also boasts of an invigorating nightlife, multitude of shopping destinations, fascinating culture and a horde of festivals and fashion! If you are considering booking your airline tickets on cheap international flights or have already booked your flights to Dusseldorf, then here’s a rundown on all that you need to know about this city.
When to Go
Depending on what you want out of your Dusseldorf vacation, there are various times you can choose to come here. If you come here looking forward to be a part of the frenzy and mélange of events and festivals, then from March till mid-November is the perfect time for you. Be it wine, food or just plain cultural event, the atmosphere cackles with verve and excitement.
You can even consider spending your Christmas vacation here, for there is a special market that is set up every year form November onwards. Christmas shopping in Dusseldorf is filled with great fun, revelry and warmth and attracts thousands of visitors.
To enjoy the various sights and the rides in riverboats and cable cars, stick to April till October. If you are coming here to peruse through the various museums, churches and castles, then keep in mind that the visiting hours are much shorter in winters than in summers, so plan accordingly.
Getting Around the City
When in Dusseldorf, there are so many ways of getting around the city. The public transport is great and can be made use of, extensively. Trams, buses and subways all work here to provide you with a seamless and effortless travel experience. The tickets can be bought at any of the vending machines that are available at the numerous stops and stations. All you have to do is buy them and get them postmarked before you get on any local transportation. There are various tickets that you can make use of – the Short trip ticket, A-class ticket or the Day ticket at the cost of € 1.30/ € 2.30/ € 5.30 respectively.
All these tickets for the A Area only. As a visitor, this is the only area of interest considering all the places of attraction are located here only. If you have to visit somebody etc, then only will you need to travel to B, C or D areas.
The short trip ticket is good for about four stops or thirty minutes from where and when you purchase the ticket. The A-class includes a longer time frame of an hour and half and is good to take you to anywhere in town (Area A). The Day ticket as the name suggests can be used for an entire day, till 2 am of the next day in fact.
Those of you, who want to chart the course of the city on foot, can do so in and around the city center as the area is foot-friendly. For those of you, who want to drive, ensure that your car is environment friendly and has the required pollution category sticker on it.
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