A Travel Price Comparison for Germany Nuremberg vs. Dusseldorf for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Nuremberg or Dusseldorf?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Nuremberg and Dusseldorf can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Nuremberg or Dusseldorf?

Nuremberg

Located in Bavaria, Nuremberg is the region's second largest city. It is positioned on the banks of the Pegnitz River and the Main-Danube Canal, about 100 miles from Munich. Nuremberg is famous for a handful of things, including gingerbread, Christmas, and the Nuremberg Trials. The old town itself is beautiful, with gothic churches and impressive castles. It has quaint streets lined with beautiful houses and an old world atmosphere.

Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is a city in western Germany divided by the Rhine River, with its Altstadt (Old Town) on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west. Dusseldorf is a university town and a center of art and fashion. This old electoral capital is also a city of wide streets lined by elegant shops, with a ring of parks and gardens encircling its vibrant downtown area. As an important cultural center, Dusseldorf has dozens of museums and in excess of 100 art galleries encompassing everything from internationally renowned facilities, such as the impressive Art Collection North Rhine-Westphalia, to the smaller installations found in the city's trendy Konigsallee area. In the Altstadt, St. Lambertus Church and Schlossturm (Castle Tower) both date to the 13th century. Dusseldorf impresses with boundary-pushing architecture, lively nightlife, and an art scene to rival many higher-profile cities. It's a posh and modern city that likes to have a good time with bar-hopping around the Altstadt, the historical quarter along the Rhine. These tourist attractions, along with the city's location on the Rhine and its numerous wide squares and wonderful riverside walkways, make it a particularly pleasant place to spend time.

Which city is cheaper, Dusseldorf or Nuremberg?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Nuremberg is €83, while the average daily cost in Dusseldorf is €139. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Nuremberg and Dusseldorf in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nuremberg 49
    Dusseldorf 74
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nuremberg 98
    Dusseldorf 148
Compare Hotels in Nuremberg and Dusseldorf

Looking for a hotel in Nuremberg or Dusseldorf? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Nuremberg


Hotels in Dusseldorf


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Nuremberg Hotel Prices and Dusseldorf Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nuremberg 9.42
    Dusseldorf 1.30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nuremberg

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Nuremberg:

  • From Nuremberg to Frankfurt Airport Private Transfer- punctual & friendly Driver: $263
  • From Nuremberg to Munich Airport - Private Transfer - punctual & friendly Driver: $220
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Nuremberg Airport to Nuremberg City - One Way: $75
  • Nuremberg to Prague - Private Transfer with 2 hours of Sightseeing: $216
  • Private Transfer to/from Nuremberg Airport (NUE): $83
  • Private Transfer to/from Nuremberg Airport (NUE): $56
  • One-Way Private Transfer from Nuremberg to Prague By Comfortable Minivan: $475
  • Private Airport Transfer from Nuremberg to Nuremberg Airport NUE: $27
  • Private Nuremberg Departures Airport Transfer from Nuremberg City Center: $112
  • Private Nuremberg Harbor Transfer from Nuremberg City Center: $112
  • Private Nuremberg Harbor Transfer to Nuremberg City Center: $112
  • Private Scenic Transfer from Nuremberg to Munich with 4h of Sightseeing: $271

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dusseldorf

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Dusseldorf:

  • Arrival Private Transfer Dusseldorf Airport DUS to Dusseldorf City by Minivan: $57
  • Arrival Private Transfer Dusseldorf Airport DUS to Dusseldorf City by Sedan Car: $47
  • Arrival Private Transfer Dusseldorf DUS Airport to Dusseldorf City by Luxury Van: $62
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Dusseldorf Train Station or Port by Business Car: $52
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Dusseldorf DUS Airport to City by Business Car: $52
  • Departure Private Business Transfer Dusseldorf to Train Station or Cruise Port: $52
  • Departure Private Transfer Dusseldorf City to Dusseldorf Airport by Business Car: $52
  • Departure Private Transfer Dusseldorf City to Dusseldorf Airport by Luxury Van: $62
  • Departure Private Transfer Dusseldorf to Dusseldorf Train or Port by Luxury Car: $168
  • Departure Private Transfer Dusseldorf to Dusseldorf Train or Port by Luxury Van: $124
  • Departure Private Transfer from Dusseldorf City to DUS Airport by Minivan: $78
  • Departure Private Transfer from Dusseldorf City to DUS Airport by Sedan Car: $47

Is it cheaper to fly into Nuremberg or Dusseldorf?

Prices for flights to both Dusseldorf and Nuremberg change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Nuremberg 27
    Dusseldorf 54

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nuremberg

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Nuremberg.

  • Classic North Side Food Tour in German: $92

Typical Food prices in Dusseldorf

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Dusseldorf:


  • Salami
    1.99
  • Nutella
    1.00
  • Yogurt
    1.00

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nuremberg 8.15
    Dusseldorf 20

Tours and Activities in Nuremberg

Here are a few actual costs in Nuremberg for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Sightseeing Train Tour: $10
  • Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour in English: $12
  • Third Reich Historic Tour: $17
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $19
  • Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour: $25
  • Nuremberg Old Town and Nazi Party Rally Grounds Walking Tour: $27
  • Nuremberg World War 2 Tour: $81
  • Nuremberg Old Town Tour: $97
  • 1.5-Hour Private Tour through Historical Old Town: $107
  • 30 min Private Sightseeing Flight: $112
  • Private Tour: Nuremberg Medieval Old Town and Nazi Rally Grounds Walking Tour: $124
  • Former Nazi Rally Ground Tour: $141

Tours and Activities in Dusseldorf

Here are a few actual costs in Dusseldorf for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Düsseldorf: 1-hour Panorama Rhine River Cruise: $12
  • Düsseldorf Sightseeing round-trip Cruise: $15
  • Düsseldorf Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Rhine River Sightseeing Cruise: $30
  • Discover Dusseldorf in 60 Minutes with a Local - Walking Tour: $34
  • Dusseldorf’s Art and Culture Tour with a Local Guide: $41
  • Shopping tour- Roermond Outlet: $46
  • Shopping tour - Maasmechelen Village Belgium: $46
  • Best Intro Tour of Dusseldorf with a Local: $61
  • Düsseldorf Segway Tour: Classical City Experience: $86
  • Düsseldorf Segway Tour: Rhine River Experience: $92
  • 2 Hour Segway Tour in Dusseldorf: $92
  • Dusseldorf Private Walking Tour: $185

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nuremberg 13
    Dusseldorf 19

Sample the Local Flavors in Nuremberg

Also in Nuremberg, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Private 1.5-Hour Tour with Brewery Visit: $107
  • Nürnberg: Private Pub Crawl Tour: $362

Typical Alcohol prices in Dusseldorf

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Dusseldorf are as follows:


  • Night Out Drinking
    25

Sample the Local Flavors in Dusseldorf

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Dusseldorf:

  • Brewery Tour Düsseldorf in English (inc. 4 beer): $30
  • 4-Hour Pub Crawl Tour in Dusseldorf including Drinks: $33


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Nuremberg and Dusseldorf, we can see that Dusseldorf is more expensive. And not only is Nuremberg much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Nuremberg would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Nuremberg and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Dusseldorf would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dusseldorf than you might in Nuremberg.


When is the best time to visit Nuremberg or Dusseldorf?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Nuremberg or Dusseldorf in the Summer?

Both Dusseldorf and Nuremberg are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In July, Nuremberg is generally around the same temperature as Dusseldorf. Temperatures in Nuremberg average around 20°C (68°F), and Dusseldorf stays around 19°C (66°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Nuremberg. Nuremberg usually receives more sunshine than Dusseldorf during summer. Nuremberg gets 236 hours of sunny skies, while Dusseldorf receives 195 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Nuremberg usually receives around the same amount of rain as Dusseldorf. Nuremberg gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Dusseldorf receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Nuremberg 20°C (68°F) 
    Dusseldorf 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Nuremberg or Dusseldorf in the Autumn?

Both Dusseldorf and Nuremberg during the autumn are popular places to visit.

Nuremberg is around the same temperature as Dusseldorf in the autumn. The temperature in Nuremberg is usually 12°C (53°F) in October, and Dusseldorf stays around 12°C (53°F).

In the autumn, Nuremberg often gets more sunshine than Dusseldorf. Nuremberg gets 122 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Dusseldorf receives 112 hours of full sun.

Nuremberg usually gets less rain in October than Dusseldorf. Nuremberg gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Dusseldorf receives 56 mm (2.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Nuremberg 12°C (53°F) 
    Dusseldorf 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Nuremberg or Dusseldorf in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Nuremberg and Dusseldorf.

Dusseldorf can be very cold during winter. Nuremberg can get quite cold in the winter. In the winter, Nuremberg is much colder than Dusseldorf. Typically, the winter temperatures in Nuremberg in January are around 1°C (34°F), and Dusseldorf is about 3°C (37°F).

Nuremberg usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Dusseldorf during winter. Nuremberg gets 47 hours of sunny skies, while Dusseldorf receives 45 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Nuremberg usually receives less rain than Dusseldorf. Nuremberg gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Dusseldorf receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Nuremberg 1°C (34°F) 
    Dusseldorf 3°C (37°F)

Should I visit Nuremberg or Dusseldorf in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Nuremberg as well as Dusseldorf.

In April, Nuremberg is generally a little warmer than Dusseldorf. Temperatures in Nuremberg average around 10°C (50°F), and Dusseldorf stays around 9°C (48°F).

In the spring, Nuremberg often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Dusseldorf. Nuremberg gets 166 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Dusseldorf receives 155 hours of full sun.

Nuremberg usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Dusseldorf. Nuremberg gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Dusseldorf receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Nuremberg 10°C (50°F) 
    Dusseldorf 9°C (48°F)

Typical Weather for Dusseldorf and Nuremberg

Nuremberg Dusseldorf
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 1°C (34°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 3°C (37°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Feb 3°C (37°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 3°C (38°F) 49 mm (1.9 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 6°C (44°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Apr 10°C (50°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 9°C (48°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Jun 18°C (65°F) 75 mm (2.9 in) 17°C (62°F) 86 mm (3.4 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 19°C (66°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 16°C (62°F) 51 mm (2 in) 16°C (60°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Oct 12°C (53°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 12°C (53°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Nov 6°C (43°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 7°C (44°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Dec 3°C (37°F) 52 mm (2.1 in) 4°C (40°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)


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