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Dusseldorf, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

How much does it cost to travel to Dusseldorf?

You should plan to spend around $200 (€185) per day on your vacation in Dusseldorf. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $82 (€76) on meals
  • $1.76 (€1.63) on local transportation
  • $206 (€190) on hotels

A one week trip to Dusseldorf for two people costs, on average, $2,806 (€2,590). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Dusseldorf cost?

A one week trip to Dusseldorf usually costs around $1,403 (€1,295) for one person and $2,806 (€2,590) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Dusseldorf on average costs around $2,806 (€2,590) for one person and $5,611 (€5,180) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Dusseldorf will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Dusseldorf on average costs around $6,012 (€5,550) for one person and $12,024 (€11,099) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Dusseldorf has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Dusseldorf expensive to visit?

Prices in Dusseldorf are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Dusseldorf is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Cardiff or Liverpool.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Dusseldorf Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Dusseldorf?

The average Dusseldorf trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Dusseldorf travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 190 ($206)
Local Transportation 1 1.63 ($2)
Food 2 76 ($82)
Entertainment 1 25 ($27)
Alcohol 2 12 - 35 ($13 - 38)
Accommodation Budget in Dusseldorf
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Dusseldorf is $103 (€95). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Dusseldorf is $206 (€190). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Dusseldorf

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Dusseldorf based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $69. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Dusseldorf
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Dusseldorf is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $1.76 (€1.63) per person, per day, on local transportation in Dusseldorf.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Dusseldorf
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Dusseldorf can vary, the average cost of food in Dusseldorf is $82 (€76) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Dusseldorf should cost around $33 (€30) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Dusseldorf is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Dusseldorf?

Typical prices for Food in Dusseldorf are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Dusseldorf, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Salami
  • Nutella
  • Yogurt

Entertainment Budget in Dusseldorf
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  • Entertainment and activities in Dusseldorf typically cost an average of $27 (€25) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Dusseldorf
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  • The average person spends about $25 (€23) on alcoholic beverages in Dusseldorf per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


What did other people spend on Alcohol in Dusseldorf?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Dusseldorf are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Dusseldorf, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Night Out Drinking

Water Budget in Dusseldorf
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  • On average, people spend $5.42 (€5.00) on bottled water in Dusseldorf per day. The public water in Dusseldorf is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Dusseldorf On a Budget
Dusseldorf Dusseldorf, Germany
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.
Dusseldorf's most elegant shopping street is Konigsallee, affectionately known to locals as the "Ko." Comparable to Avenue Montaigne in Paris, this long stretch of high-end real estate was laid out in 1802 and continues to draw the crowds with its eclectic mix of exclusive boutiques, luxury shopping arcades and art galleries, as well as numerous restaurants and cafes.

Dusseldorf's Rhine Embankment Promenade offers one of the best ways of enjoying the city's wonderful riverside. Opened in 1997 as a means of hiding one of the city's busiest roads (it's buried beneath the promenade), this long pedestrian route gives the city a distinctly Mediterranean flavor, lined as it is by cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shops on one side, and the mighty Rhine on the other.

An easy ten-kilometer journey from the city center by public transit, Schloss Benrath is a splendid Baroque palace constructed between 1756 and 1773. Highlights include the palace's sumptuous interior, as well as a stroll around its huge park and gardens. Originally built for Elector Carl Theodor, the palace is home to three excellent museums focusing on various aspects of life in the 18th century.

Dusseldorf's Old Town remains remarkably well preserved and should be included on your list of must-see attractions. The focal point of the Old Town is the Marktplatz where you'll find the imposing Town Hall and a large equestrian statue of Elector John William II erected in 1711. Another highlight is the Castle Tower in Burgplatz on the banks of the Rhine. The only surviving section of this old castle that once dominated the city, the tower is home to the SchiffahrtsMuseum, one of Germany's best (and oldest) marine museums with fascinating exhibits on the history of shipbuilding and trade.
Incorporated into the city in 1929, Kaiserswerth is one of Dusseldorf's oldest and most sought after neighborhoods and is a wonderful place to explore Baroque buildings. It enjoys an envious location by the River Rhine and is regarded as one of the most picturesque parts of the city with its beautiful houses and green avenues. Historic churches and architecture, cozy beer gardens and the possibility to embark on a river cruise make Kaiserswerth a great day trip for tourists and locals alike.

Named after the river tributary, Dussel that flows through the city, Dusseltal is one of the most sought after locales in Dusseldorf for families. This quiet neighborhood has something for everyone-beautiful nature and playgrounds in the Zoopark, Grafenberger Wald, and Schillerplatz, fashionable shopping, lots of great restaurants and cafes, sports bars, the elegant St. Paul's church built in neoclassicist style, and the exciting Dusselstrand pool, sauna, and aqua play area.

Oberkassel is one of the upmarket and expensive neighborhoods in the city. Sprawled on the bank of the River Rhine, this area boasts a beautiful riverside walkway, two churches over 100 years old, amazing architecture, luxury boutiques and some of the most popular restaurants in the city.

Sharing its border closely with Oberkassel, Niederkassel is a quiet, peaceful neighborhood that is perfect for families. A large part of Dusseldorf's huge Japanese population lives here. Consequently, a particularly attractive spot in this area is the EKO-Haus der Japanischen Kultur, a beautiful traditional Japanese garden and temple.

This area is chosen as home by those who like to be where all the action is. Home to the central station, this is one of the busiest areas of the city. But Stadmitte's real attraction is Dusseldorf's premium and luxury shopping street, Konigsallee, while Schadowstrasse, with its own rows of shops, offers a more affordable range of shopping. Stadtmitte is also the financial district of the city. The best theater of Dusseldorf, Schauspielhaus, is also an extremely popular landmark.

The Hafen
The Hafen is the commercial and industrial hub of Dusseldorf. Thanks to its scintillating futuristic architecture gracing the Rhine Harbor, the Hafen is an exciting tourist attraction. With rows of hotels, restaurants and cafes, the buzz of this neighborhood is unbeatable.

Home to the Heinrich-Heine-University, Bilk is a preferred neighborhood for young crowds. This charming green locality has several interesting restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, but is also a great spot to soak up some history and culture. The oldest church of Dusseldorf, Alte Bilker Kirche, stands a proud testimony to the changing times alongside the relaxing green oasis of Botanic Gardens.

See the city in 360° at the Rheinturm. At 218 meters, the Rheinturm (Rhine Tower) is clearly the city's tallest building and perhaps less obviously, it's also the world's largest digital clock as it lights up to display the time as dusk falls. Amongst the more sophisticated Dusseldorf attractions, by day you can revel in the full-circle views from the dizzyingly high observation deck and by night, dine at the revolving Gunnewig restaurant at the top.

Among the more unusual things to do in Dusseldorf is a stroll through a serene Japanese garden. One of Dusseldorf's most popular parks - and at 90 acres, one of its largest - Nordpark is crisscrossed by wide pathways through its spacious lawns and themed gardens, including the lovely Lily Garden. Other Nordpark highlights are its Horse-Tamers statue and the Aquazoo Lobbecke Museum, a great place for kids of all ages thanks to its excellent natural history displays, large aquarium, and insectarium.

In addition to all the other things to do in Dusseldorf, each July the city hosts the Largest Fair on the Rhine, a massive week-long funfair attracting more than four million visitors. And in November, the popular Karneval brings parades and colorful costumes.
Food and Dining
Traditional meals in the region are Rheinischer Sauerbraten (a beef roast and sometimes horse marinated for a few days in vinegar and spices served with gravy and raisins) and Heaven and Earth (Himmel und Ad; black pudding with stewed apples mixed with mashed potatoes). In winter the people like to eat Muscheln Rheinischer Art (Rhenish-style mussels) as well as Reibekuchen (fried potato pancake served with apple sauce). Also a special meal: Dusseldorfer Senfrostbraten (Steaks roasted with Dusseldorf mustard on top). Dusseldorf is known for its strong Dijon-like mustard served in a traditional pot called "Mostertpottche", which was eternalized in a still life by Vincent van Gogh in 1884. The Rhine Metropolis is one of the most diverse areas in terms of culinary diversity. Dusseldorf, with the third largest Japanese community in Europe, not only provides a wide range of culinary cuisine but also has a solid foundation of Authentic Asian food in the city. Along with a broad range of diverse cultural cuisine, Dusseldorf is also home to various Michelin starred restaurants that are world renowned.

Dusseldorf Airport, also referred to as Rhein-Ruhr Airport, is located 5 miles from the city Centre and can easily be reached by train or the S-Bahn urban railway. There is a long-distance train station served by regional and national services, which is linked to the airport by the SkyTrain, an automatic people mover. Another station situated under the terminal building carries the S-Bahn line to Dusseldorf Central Station, and to Cologne as well as a few selected night services. After Frankfurt and Munich, Dusseldorf International is Germany's third largest commercial airport. The airport is served by 70 airlines. The city is a major hub in the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway network. More than 1,000 trains stop in Dusseldorf daily. Dusseldorf Central Station at Konrad-Adenauer-Platz is located in Dusseldorf-Stadtmitte. Several Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn lines connect Dusseldorf to other cities of Rhine-Ruhr. The light rail system also serves neighboring cities and is partially operated underground. The Central Station and the Airport Station are connected to the national and European high-speed systems, so it is easy to get to and around Dusseldorf using public transit. Dusseldorf is also accessible by car with the densest Autobahn system in the country.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.