Solo Female Travel in Düsseldorf

Located in western Germany, Düsseldorf is a cosmopolitan and modern city renowned for its pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music and its Japanese community. Situated on the east bank of the Rhine river, Düsseldorf is known for its fashion industry and art scene. The Old Town, known as "the longest bar in the world", boasts beautifully preserved historic buildings, trendy boutiques, restaurants, and over 300 bars and discos. The city's avant-garde architecture, including the twisted Rheinturm TV tower, gives Düsseldorf its unique skyline. Renowned city-wide events such as the "Carneval," and the large-scale art fair, "Art Düsseldorf", showcase the city's lively cultural scene.

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Safety:Very safe

Düsseldorf is generally safe for solo female travelers. Like any other city, it is important to watch out for your belongings and stay vigilant especially during the night or when visiting less crowded areas. While crime rates are relatively low, minor thefts can occur especially in tourist-heavy locations. Public transport is safe and reliable but again, it's good to be aware of your surroundings. It is also advised to avoid walking alone late at night in less vibrant districts. Overall, Düsseldorf is a safe and welcoming city for solo female travelers when the appropriate precautions are taken.

Transport:Easy

Düsseldorf is quite user-friendly for solo female travelers. The city features a highly efficient public transportation system, including trams, subways, and buses. There is also an abundance of bike lanes if cycling is your preferred mode of transit. The walkability of the city makes exploring on foot a pleasure. However, understanding the different zones and tickets of public transport can take a little time for newcomers. Signs and announcements are mostly in German, though some have English translations.

Things to do:Interesting

Düsseldorf is rich in diverse attractions, from its renowned altbier breweries to the elegant shopping street of Königsallee. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the impressive K20 and K21 museums, while a walk along the Rhine River and the redesigned MedienHafen district reveal delightful architectural marvels. The Old Town offers numerous cozy cafes, local boutiques, and historic sites like Burgplatz and St. Lambertus Church. However, the city falls just short of a perfect score due to limited late-night and outdoor activities compared with other major German cities.

Food:Above average

Düsseldorf offers a diverse range of food options from traditional German food like bratwurst and pretzels to multicultural cuisines such as Japanese and Turkish. While a foodie might find it delightful, keep in mind that it's heavily meat-based and vegetarian/vegan options might be a bit limited. Desserts and pastries are an absolute delight here. Also, their coffee culture is quite significant. The city is also famous for its locally brewed Altbier.

Budget:Moderate

Düsseldorf is moderately budget-friendly. Although it is considered a high-class city with many luxury retail shops, expensive hotels, and gourmet restaurants, there are still plenty of budget choices for accommodation, eating out, and shopping. Public transportation is also affordable and widespread, enabling easy and cost-effective exploration of the city.

Is Düsseldorf worth visiting?

Rachel

Rachel

Canada

Group travel experience

Loved Düsseldorf! It was a great family trip. Being there at Christmas was magical. Felt very safe wherever we went. My favourite part was the Christmas market of course. Just have to be mindful about pick pocketing since they’re usually very busy!

Posted: April 5, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Nafisa

Nafisa (22)

Germany

Solo travel experience

Düsseldorf is literally the prettiest city in Germany I’ve visited so far!’ The buildings are huge and pretty, you’ve got a mix of old architecture that reminds me of Paris and you’ve got modern buildings too! The park is super pretty, it’s very safe, the promenade around Rhein is just stunning! It’s super lively and they’ve got lots of cafes and bars next to the Rhein blasting music and people are just having fun ✨

Posted: June 16, 2023Experienced: April, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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