Cheap Flights to Dusseldorf, Germany (DUSS)
Why visit Dusseldorf?
Slick and contemporary Dusseldorf stands out among its sister cities, throwing its might against its modern architecture instead of its old. Putting its best foot forward as a centre for innovation, Dusseldorf is now a mecca for business, arts, cuisine, fashion and boho culture.
Things to do in Dusseldorf
Though this city is known for its contemporary architecture, it does not lack for heritage buildings. Like most cities in Germany, it has a lovely Old Town with a main square—the Marktplatz—where you can see 18th century buildings like the impressive Town Hall, the Castle Tower, and a couple of renowned museums, one of which focuses on maritime trade, and the other on ceramic art.
The modern architecture is best viewed at the harbour, and typified by the Neue Zollhof, a selection of buildings designed by Frank Gehry. The unusual and undulating buildings front the water, along with the spiking Rheinturm Tower, which have all become symbols of modern Dusseldorf. A short amble north along the river will bring you to the pretty Rhine Embankment area and the promenade, which is packed with eateries and shops, and is a great place to spend an afternoon or the evening.
If you’d like to discover just why Dusseldorf is considered to be a great arts city, you only need visit the North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection, or Museum of Art. The first is the home of a huge modern art collection, and the second has works that are more than 2000 years old.
Dusseldorf also has lots of parks and green spaces, from the Konigsallee, an avenue lined by trees and high-end shops, to the delightful 18th century designed Hofgarten. Spend some time exploring these beautiful parks, for a little slice of calm in this dynamic and busy city.
Best time to visit Dusseldorf
· For warm weather and sunny days visit Dusseldorf in the summer (June-August) with highs of 24°C.
· The shoulder seasons are pleasant, with highs of about 14-19°C and lows of about 5-8°C.
· Winters are cold and magical, with Christmas markets popping up all over the place, and lows of 0-2°C.
Best time to book
· Flights to Europe are typically best snagged around the 15 week mark.
Expect to pay
· Euro (EUR).
· Pick up a coffee in central Dusseldorf for 3EUR ($4.40).
Arriving in Dusseldorf by plane
· Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) handles all long-haul international flights into this city. Weeze Airport (NRN) is another air facility, but that is for low-cost carriers that generally fly in and out of Europe. Flights from Australia are operates by American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Air China, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates.
· Located 8km outside of the city, Dusseldorf Airport is very well facilitated. With access to free WiFi, ATMs, currency exchange counters, a huge selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, and more than 70 shops to choose from, as well as other amenities such as conference centers and well-appointed lounges.
· Flying to Dusseldorf will involve stopovers in cities like Guangzhou (CAN), London Heathrow (LHR), Hong Kong (HKG), Paris (CDG), and Amsterdam (AMS).
· Holding an Australian passport should ensure your entry into Dusseldorf without needing to apply for a visa. Germany is part of the Schengen Convention, and so Australians are allowed to stay 90 days within a 180 day period. Ensure you have at least 6 months validity left on your passport, and double check the smart traveller website to safeguard that the restrictions have not changed.
Transportation to city centre
· Taking a taxi directly from outside the terminal building and into downtown will cost about 20EUR ($30).
· You can get to central Dusseldorf via rail, the Metro, buses, or through an airport transfer arranged through Skyscanner in advance.
· For exploring the city on the open road, you can book one at the airport’s car rental agencies or with our car hire search tool.
Where to stay in Dusseldorf
· Derendorf or Nord Strasse is a great area for its easy walking distance to the Old Town and lots of great shopping.
· Altstadt is really central, with lots of bars and restaurants and a good range of hotel options.
Useful tips before you go
· Tipping is set at around 10% in Germany, but only on bills that are 10EUR or more.
· Don’t jaywalk in the city, you could face getting fined.
· Make sure you shake hands with people when you’re introduced to them, it is the polite thing to do in Germany.
Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of June 2016
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