Lives in Bern, Switzerland
Since Oct 2008
25-34 year old female
Born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City until the age of 17, I've lived, worked and studied in Canada, Germany, France and Switzerland while also travelled to 26 countries and counting across the globe. Currently doing my Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management on the beautiful Vancouver Island, my work and study continue to take me to places and I fall even deeper in love with our beautiful Earth.
Gift & Speciality Shops
Historic Walking Areas
Observation Decks & Towers
Historic Sites, Natural History Museums, Castles
Natural History Museums, Aquariums
Gift & Speciality Shops
Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Old Town is definitely the heart and soul of Dusseldorf. With its historical flair, plenty of major museums and galleries, over 260 cafés, restaurants, breweries (along with one of the longest bars in the world), night clubs, and local boutiques, along with being located by the beautiful Rhine river and within proximity to other areas of interest; this vibrant Old Town is a great start to your visit.
Surrounded by the picturesque backdrops of Burgplatz and the City Hall is a little chocolate paradise. With a rich variety of truffles, pralines, and other cocoa produce, this lovely chocolaterie/café will satisfy even the most hard-to-please chocoholics.
Your trip to Germany wouldn't be complete without experiencing the Germans' love for meats, especially pork. Schweine Janes' juicy roast pork is the perfect solution if you want to extend your local culinary knowledge and satisfy your hunger!
This is probably the best walk you can have in Dusseldorf. Besides the exquisite views, Rheinuferpromenade offers its own style of life with plenty of activities: from public salsa classes to young local singers and, if you're lucky enough, public marriage proposals. A casual stroll, a glass of beer, a scoop of ice cream, or a great meal; everything is at your disposal.
One of Dusseldorf's most iconic landmarks and a temple for fans of architecture, this former warehouse district has witnessed drastic changes and become home to numerous advertising and media companies, as well as the famous dancing buildings designed by Frank O. Gehry.
As the Rhine Tower is featured in almost any Dusseldorf guidebook or postcard — and with a height of 240.5 meters (800 ft) — it's impossible to miss the city's tallest building. This telecommunication tower is, without doubt, the best location to have an awesome complete city view.
The long brewing tradition dating back to 1862, tasty 'Altbier' (German beer) — much loved by both locals and tourists (not to mention being the winner of some awards) — delicious foods, and a lively ambiance; all make visiting Uerige brewery a compulsory part of your stay in Dusseldorf.
Welcome to Oberkassel — the pre-war Dusseldorf! This posh borough consists of natural green spaces, buildings with Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) architecture, quaint shops, amazing eateries, and tranquility. Contemplate the old-world charm and allow yourself to stand still for a while.
Whether you're a car worshiper or not, this unique museum is worth your time. Hidden away from the tourist center, Classic Remise is fully dedicated to vintage cars, and housed within a historic building with neatly organized sections. Besides garages and refreshments, you can also find dealers of antique automobiles along with shops selling model cars, clothing items, spare parts, and accessories.
If you'd like to temporarily leave behind the fancy hearty German meals and give your taste buds something different, this tiny bistro may just be the right place to do so. KOMBU offers excellent authentic sushi as well as local street food such as Currywurst. Such unusual combinations on the menu are guaranteed to satisfy the stomachs of both curious foodies and conservatives alike.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the central metropolis and embark on a journey towards this Baroque 'maison de plaisance.' Completed in 1770, Benrath Palace is the striking result of the Baroque development established since the 17th century. Coupled with the massive and enchanting English ornate landscape garden, the entire complex of Benrath Palace and Park stands high among Dusseldorf's finest gems of history, culture, and architecture.
Sail your palate towards the ocean at this wonderful seafood restaurant. Fantastic views over the Rhine aside, the tasty options available at reasonable prices — together with the friendly service — will surely give you some pleasant memories to take home.
This establishment consists of a natural science exhibition, an aquarium, a terrarium, and an insectarium, as well as the Löbbecke collection among many others. The depth of information and knowledge as well as the great variety of species and samples presented here will surely amuse any visitor, whether you're eight or 88 years old!
With a rich diversity of everyday stores: from shoes, leatherwear, and electronics to cosmetics, video games, home wares, and souvenirs, just to name a few; there's always something for everyone in this lively shopping paradise.
Considered as the region's pride when it comes to pastries, the range of original cakes and chocolates at Heinemann will satisfy any sweet tooth. Why not take a break and have some 'Kaffee und Kuchen' (coffee and cakes) at this lovely café, or bring some amazing sweets home for your beloved?
It's safe to say that you don't often find a combination of both luxury and nature together, but Konigsallee (or Kö as referred by the local) is a rare exception. Nicknamed as 'the catwalk of Germany' with a wide array of upscale fashion brands — and regarded endearingly as the urban oasis thanks to its green boulevard with the landscaped canal at the heart — the Kö can easily offer its visitors either a romantic, relaxing walk, or a new update to their wardrobe — or both!
This remarkable park is certainly a sanctuary. Find your inner peace while treading casually along winding paths, listening to songbirds, gazing at the water, or simply do nothing and relax. Ständehauspark is a much-needed destination to rejuvenate and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature.
If you're into art, this museum is a must! From Paul Klee to Picasso, from Dali to Max Slevogt, you can expect some awe-inspiring pieces of contemporary art here from both European and foreign impressionists and expressionists. The art collection of the Federal State of Nordrhein-Westfalen will fulfill anyone who appreciates aesthetics.
Celebrating your German holiday with Dusseldorf's oldest beer sounds as ideal as the taste of Schumacher Alt itself! Gulp down the golden liquid and indulge in the restaurant's mouth-watering authentic dishes among cheerful company inside this beautiful brewery. Now those are some memories in the making.