Our tips for your stay in Düsseldorf

Our guesthouse is surrounded by a variety of bakeries, cafes and restaurants serving regional and international dishes. There is also a traditional brewery nearby. You will find a laundry and a supermarket around the corner.

The Japanese quarter "Little Tokyo" is just a 5-minute walk away.

Gästehaus Grupello is a 5-minute walk from Düsseldorf's main train station. Düsseldorf Airport is a 15-minute drive away, and Messe Düsseldorf can be reached by public transport in about 12 minutes.

The underground station "Oststraße" is just around the corner. Lines U74, U75, U76, U77, U78 and 79 run here.


Here you will find some destinations and interesting places to visit in and around Düsseldorf. Many of them can be explored free of charge and are suitable for families with children. For current information, please refer to the websites.

Classic Remise

Harffstraße 110a, 40591 Düsseldorf

In a historic roundhouse for railroads is the Classic Remise, a workshop and service facility for classic cars and enthusiast vehicles on freely accessible exhibition areas. Admission is free, open daily, with restaurant service. In addition, suppliers of spare parts, automotive literature, classic clothing and model cars.

EKŌ-House of Japanese Culture e.V.

Brüggener Weg 6, 40547 Düsseldorf

Only Buddhist temple in Europe with Japanese garden and traditional house with Tatami rooms, holding tea ceremonies, cultural events, library.

Historic Kaiserswerth with Kaiserpfalz

Located in the north of Düsseldorf on the Rhine, Kaiserswerth is the oldest part of the city.

Castle ruin „Kaiserpfalz“ from the 12th century, district with historic marketplace, medieval basilica and excellent gastronomic offers as well as ferry pier with Rhine ferry for crossing to Meerbusch/ camping site.

Arrival by public transport: U79 direction Duisburg to stop "Klemensplatz".

Nordpark with Aquazoo, Japanese garden and water features

Aquazoo on Kaiserswerther Str. 380, 40474 Düsseldorf

Public green area with sculpture park, flower islands, water features with fountains. Original Japanese garden with watercourse and pond, ball fields, playgrounds for children and restaurant-café.

Arrival by public transport: U78/ U79 to stop Nordpark/Aquazoo

Benrath Palace and Park

Benrather Schlossallee 100-108, 40597 Düsseldorf

Rococo palace (1755 - 1773) with French and English style gardens and orangery, Museum of European Garden Art and Natural Science, restaurant/ café.

Arrival from Graf-Adolf-Platz (6 minutes on foot): U71/ U83 direction Benrath Bhf stop „Schloss Benrath“.

Wildpark in Grafenberg Forest

Rennbahnstrasse 60, 40629 Düsseldorf

One of the oldest wildlife parks in Germany shows native animal species, forest school and permanent exhibition, open daily and free of charge. Around the free-range areas and enclosures of the animals is a more than 200-year-old beech forest home. Forest playgrounds, mountain bike trails and a traditional horse racecourse with top-class racing days, as well as a glider field.

Arrival from main station: Tram 709, stop „Auf der Hardt“, from there it is15 minutes walking distance.

Out of town destinations

Neanderthal Museum

Talstr. 300, 40822 Mettmann

It tells the story of mankind from its beginnings in the African savannahs more than four million years ago to the present day. 1856 site of discovery (uncovered again) and namesake of the Neanderthals.

Permanent and special exhibitions, on-site gastronomy, large playgrounds and picnic areas. Next door is the Ice Age game preserve with replicas of prehistoric aurochs, bison and tarpan wild horses.

Many hiking trails around the enclosures close to the animals.

Arrival from main station: S28 direction Mettmann stop "Neanderthal"(outside Düsseldorf city area), then 5 minutes walk.

Feste Zons

Zollfeste Zons at the Rhein is a medieval town with an almost completely preserved fortification from the 14th century and a 600-year-old windmill. Historic restaurants and cafes, district museum, open-air stage.

Arrival from main station: Regional train to Dormagen, at the station bus to Zons. Ferry connection from Düsseldorf-Urdenbach.

Museum Island Hombroich and Langen Foundation

Minkel 2, 41472 Neuss

Ten walk-in exhibition pavilions on 21 hectares with works of modern and contemporary art as well as sculptures and artifacts from the Asian and African regions in a landscape. Cafeteria with seasonally changing buffet included in the entrance fee.

Not far away is the Raketenstation Hombroich with the Langen Foundation by star architect Tadao Ando and the sculpture hall Neuss. Arrival by public transport: from main station tram 709 in direction Neuss to stop „Landestheater Neuss“, then bus 869 or 877 to "Museum Insel Hombroich.

Bars and Cafés

Bazzar Café

Heinrich-Heine-Allee 53, 40213 Düsseldorf

Situated in the old town, interior full of coffee machines, coffee specialties from all over the world, outdoor terrace.

Bistro Zicke

Bäckerstraße 5a, 40213 Düsseldorf

Artist café in historical Karlstadt district, opposite Stadtmuseum.

Bouya Coffee Supreme

Oststraße 124, 40210 Düsseldorf

Moroccan breakfast café right on the corner, lunch menu and homemade cakes.

Brewery-Inn Schumacher

Oststraße 123, 40210 Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf's oldest brewery-inn directly opposite, traditional Rhenish cuisine, historic ambience, beer garden.

Clube Portugues

Erkrather Straße 197, 40233 Düsseldorf

Authentic atmosphere with Portuguese music, traditional cuisine with wine sales.

Et Kabüffke Killepitschstube

Flinger Straße 1,40213 Düsseldorf

As the name suggests, it is small. In the heart of the old town with antique furnishings, here is the traditional Düsseldorf liqueur Killepitsch, next door out-of-home sales.

Fortuna Büdchen

Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 27, 40479 Düsseldorf

Red-and-white kiosk with cult status not only Fans of Fortuna Düsseldorf. Meeting place with beer and sausage on the little wall with the best view over the Rhine.

Konditorei Café Heinemann

Martin-Luther-Platz 32, 40212 Düsseldorf

The best chocolates and cakes in town, awarded every year.

Laterne in the castle tower

Burgplatz 30, 40213 Düsseldorf

Café in the landmark under the roof with great panoramic view over the Rhine and the old town.


Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1B, 40211 Düsseldorf

Directly at the Schauspielhaus between Kö-Bogen I & II. Small café with outdoor seating. Fancy ice cream creations in edible waffle cups, panini and pastries.

Museums and more

Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum

Kaiserswerther Straße 380 in the Nordpark, 40474 Düsseldorf  

Unique combination of zoo, aquarium and natural history museum. 25 themed rooms with 140 aquariums, terrariums and tropical house as well as over 1,400 collection objects, models and interactive media.

Filmmuseum Düsseldorf

Schulstraße 4, 40213 Düsseldorf

Interactive museum from the beginning of cinematography to the present on 2200sqm, workshops for children, archive, library and cinema Blackbox.


Schloss Jägerhof, Jacobistraße 2, 40211 Düsseldorf

More than 1000 original testimonies to the poet's life and work, one of three museums in Germany besides Weimar and Frankfurt.


Bilker Straße 12-14, 40213 Düsseldorf

The institute displays manuscripts, first editions and letters, contemporary portraits and Heine's death mask. The institute also houses the Rhenish Literature Archive and the Robert Schumann Collection.

Hetjens-Museum/ Deutsches Keramikmuseum

Schulstraße 4, 40213 Düsseldorf

The only institute in the world that shows over 8000 years of ceramic history from its beginnings to the present through all cultures and ages.

K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf

Highest quality collection of 20th century classical modern art and the only state museum in Germany specialized in modern art, Paul Klee collection, "American Pop Art Room", Klee`s restaurant and store.

K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Ständehausstr.1, 40217 Düsseldorf

Ständehaus with impressive glass dome roof for modern art of the 21st century. Four wings with arcade corridors, spacious sculpture garden on the top floor, room installation "in orbit" in the dome as well as photographic and video art exhibitions.

KIT – Kunst im Tunnel

Mannesmannufer 1b, 40213 Düsseldorf

Meeting place for contemporary art under the Rhine promenade, often in cooperation with the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Grabbeplatz 4, 40213 Düsseldorf

Temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists.

Kunstpalast and Glasmuseum Hentrich

Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf

Old Masters Picture Gallery with Rubenssaal and modern art of the 20th/21st century, sculpture collection and one of the world's most important graphic collections from the 15th century to the present with over 80,000 drawings and sketches, temporary exhibitions, store and café.

Mahn- und Gedenkstätte

Mühlenstraße 29, 40213 Düsseldorf

Life stories of Düsseldorf citizens who were persecuted by the National Socialists between 1933 and 1945 take center stage.

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf

Museum with exhibitions on photography, fashion, art, architecture, design, advertising and media, beautiful terrace café.

Schifffahrtmuseum in the castle tower

Burgplatz 30, 40213 Düsseldorf

Model ships and exhibits on river ecology, shipbuilding, trade and travel around life on and along the Rhine - yesterday and today. At the top panoramic view café.

Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf

Berger Allee 2, 40213 Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf's oldest museum shows the city in the time of the 14th century to the present. Others are industrialization and cultural history in the 19th century, time of the Düsseldorf art scene during the Weimar Republic, Düsseldorf during National Socialism and after 1945.

For further information such as admission prices and opening hours, please ask our staff. We will also be happy to help you plan your visit to the museum and find the best deal for you (e.g. with the Welcome Card of the city of Düsseldorf).

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40210 Düsseldorf

Phone.: +49 (0)211 362615

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