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Guide to Dusseldorf for Families

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Are your kids bored by the usual city sightseeing tours? From wildlife parks and aquariums to theme parks and museums, find out what to see and do in Dusseldorf to keep the whole family entertained.

Good for
  • Family
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Neanderthal Museum

Speciality Museums

Loebbecke-Museum und Aquazoo

Natural History Museums, Aquariums

Wildpark Dusseldorf

Zoos

Phantasialand

Theme Parks

Radstation

Equipment Hire

Duesseldorfer Marionettentheater

Performances

Hofgarten

Parks

Rheinturm

Observation Decks & Towers

Ann-Kristin B's City Tips

  • Always ask for child menus when eating in a restaurant — they are widely available.
  • Getting around by public transport is easy and cheap.
  • Get a family card for free, and you'll enjoy reduced entry fees to many museums and attractions in Dusseldorf.
  • Neanderthal Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    Learn all about the Stone Age at the Neanderthal Museum (as the name implies!). The museum offers special guided tours for children where the exhibited program is easily explained.

    Good for
    • Family
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • There are family tickets available with a 20% discount.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Mettmann
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Christmas Visit 2018 13/12/2018
    • Review your perspective 11/12/2018
    • Neanderthal Museum
    Address:
    Talstr. 300
    40822 Mettmann, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 2104 97970
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Loebbecke-Museum und Aquazoo
    Natural History Museums, Aquariums
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    The Aquazoo is a combination of a zoo and a natural history museum. You'll find a coral reef and tropical hall showcasing many different fish and marine life. Plus, the museum offers an educational tour so the whole family can learn about sea life and mammals. The Aquazoo is also very active in nature protection so deserves to be supported.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Family tickets are available.
    • Please note the museum may be closed temporarily in 2015 for refurbishment — please check the website before you visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 152 things to do in Dusseldorf
    • we spent a fun couple of hours here 02/12/2018
    • Greeted by puffins and really enjoyed our visit. 06/11/2018
    • Loebbecke-Museum und Aquazoo
    Address:
    Kaiserswerther Str. 380
    40474 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 4921 18996150
    Other:
  • Wildpark Dusseldorf
    Zoos
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    In the middle of the Grafenberger Forest you'll come across the Dusseldorf wildlife park. With more than 100 wild domestic animals to meet — and no entrance fee to pay — it's the perfect destination for a day out with the kids.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The park is open 365 days a year.
    • You can feed the animals but please note only raw fruit and vegetables are allowed!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 152 things to do in Dusseldorf
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Had fun! 04/12/2018
    • Peaceful 04/12/2018
    • Wildpark Dusseldorf
    Address:
    Rennbahnstr.
    40629 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 211 625972
    Other:
  • Phantasialand
    Theme Parks
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    Phantasialand is not in Dusseldorf but it is easy to reach by public transport from the city. It is one of the largest theme parks in Germany — there are so many roller coasters and attractions that the kids won't want to leave!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a family service with lots of useful offers for families here, such as children’s wagons, which you can rent out.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Bruhl
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Exciting all-around theme park 11/12/2018
    • Taron is the best roller coaster ever! 12/11/2018
    • Phantasialand
    Address:
    Berggeiststr. 31-41
    50321 Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 2232 36600
    Price range:
    US$55 - US$55
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Radstation
    Equipment Hire
    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    Radstation is a bike rental outlet at the central station and, in summer, also pops-up at the Rhine promenade. The whole family will love discovering Dusseldorf on two wheels following the beautiful cycle lanes along the River Rhine.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You have to pay a deposit in cash or with a credit card.
    • Child seats are available for the bikes.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 23 Outdoor Activities in Dusseldorf
    • only good for city bike 23/07/2016
    • Herzlich und sehr hilfsbereit 16/09/2018
    • Radstation
    Address:
    Willi-Becker-Allee 8a
    40227 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 211 5144711
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • Duesseldorfer Marionettentheater
    Performances
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    The Marionettentheater is a cute puppet theater offering a variety of different plays — from Faust to fairy tales — that you and your family can enjoy together.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • You can buy the tickets directly from the theater.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 13 Concerts & Shows in Dusseldorf
    • One of the best marionette theaters 02/07/2015
    • Good in any language 09/08/2013
    • Duesseldorfer Marionettentheater
    Address:
    Bilker Str. 7
    40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 211 328432
    Other:
  • Hofgarten
    Parks
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    The Hofgarten — the central park of Dusseldorf — is a great green space for the kids to let off some steam. There are three outdoor playgrounds and a cafe if you want to grab something to eat — although I recommend you find a nice spot and have a picnic.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can also bring your dog for a run around here!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 152 things to do in Dusseldorf
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great park! 04/12/2018
    • Nice park 21/10/2018
    • Hofgarten
    Address:
    Heinrich-Heine-Allee
    Stadtmitte
    40212 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
  • Rheinturm
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    The Rheinturm is a television tower, which is more than 240 meters high and the largest building in Dusseldorf. 172.5 meters up the tower is a restaurant, which turns 360° every hour, offering a beautiful, panoramic view of the city for the whole family to enjoy together.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • One level below the restaurant is a self-service restaurant and a platform.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 152 things to do in Dusseldorf
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Make sure you pay a visit 11/12/2018
    • Rhein tower 09/12/2018
    • Rheinturm
    Address:
    Stromstr. 20
    40221 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 211 8632000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 17:00
    18:30 - 21:45
    Other:
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