Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Embankment Promenade), Dusseldorf

Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Embankment Promenade), Dusseldorf (must see)

The Rhine Embankment Promenade was designed by Architect Niklaus Fritschi and built between 1990 and 1997. This riverside promenade is popular with residents and visitors alike and is considered the Rhine's most attractive promenade. Visitors can enjoy the river views and breezes or stop for a cafe beverage or treat.

The promenade was originally built around 1900 and featured two levels. The lower level was used by shipping traffic, and the upper level was used as a promenade. The Rhine River's bank was redesigned after World War II, and a multi-lane street was constructed.

Road traffic used to run parallel to the river, but the Rhine bank tunnel was completed in the 1990s. This new infrastructure means that traffic runs underground. Pedestrians can now enjoy walking or biking along the promenade without road traffic. One million visitors celebrated the promenade's opening in 1995.

There are many historic and landmark buildings on the promenade. In addition, visitors can access the Dusseldorf Art Academy, the maritime museum, the state parliament, and the Apollo Variete.

The promenade hosts several Rhine boat tour operators, where you can enjoy seeing the city from another perspective. The promenade's staircase is a popular spot for people-watching and sunbathing.

The promenade hosts almost 300 cafes, bars, restaurants, and discos. Most of these venues are connected, so you can hop along the row and enjoy non-stop entertainment and fun. Promenade bars serve Dussedorf’s favorite brew, the Altbier. Be sure to order one to get a true taste of Dusseldorf.

The promenade hosts festivals and events throughout the year. For example, visitors might catch an exhibition, open-air movie screening, or festive market.

The promenade is a fantastic place to watch the sunset from. The city's lights start to come on and are beautifully reflected in the water.

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Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Embankment Promenade) on Map

Sight Name: Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Embankment Promenade)
Sight Location: Dusseldorf, Germany (See walking tours in Dusseldorf)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Dusseldorf, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Dusseldorf

Create Your Own Walk in Dusseldorf

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dusseldorf is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Dusseldorf's Old Beer (Altbier) Walk

Dusseldorf's Old Beer (Altbier) Walk

Just as London has given us Porter, Dublin – Stout, Burton – the original (English) IPA, and Cologne – Kolsch, Dusseldorf has contributed to the world of beers its signature Altbier. They say, Dusseldorf and Altbier go together like onion rings and blood sausage. Curiously enough, though, this delicious, cool-fermented and malty brew, ranging in color from dark brown to copper, is not...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Dusseldorf Introduction Walking Tour

Dusseldorf Introduction Walking Tour

The area at the confluence of the Rhine and Dussel rivers was on the outskirts of the Roman Empire and settled by Germanic fishing tribes. It is from these small beginnings that the town takes its name. "Dorf" translates to "village" in English. The city of Dusseldorf has since grown far larger than that original eighth-century fishing village.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Rhine River Promenade Walk

Rhine River Promenade Walk

The scenic Rheinuferpromenade (Rhine Promenade) is the lifeline of Dusseldorf. Currently one of the most beautiful places in the city and a very popular destination for both locals and tourists, this approximately 1.5-kilometer-long embankment was developed between 1990 and 1997 to a design by architect Niklaus Fritschi.

The project was easily one of the most successful waterfront...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles