Germany

One huge regret of mine is not being able to see more of Germany while I was last in Europe. I did get to spend a quick three night stay in Düsseldorf for a concert, but wish I could’ve visited places like Berlin and Frankfurt. Well, that’s just a better excuse for me to come back!

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Düsseldorf

Schloss Benrath

Activities and Attractions:

Düsseldorf was definitely not on my list of must-sees, but I ended up going there because there was a concert on at the time that I really wanted to see. Having not known much about the city, I had a look on websites like Trip Advisor to see what things there were to do in the city.

Shopping in Düsseldorf was great, I bought way too much. Walking and (window) shopping down the was really lovely too and is where all the high end brands are. On our second day we caught the S-Bahn to Schloss Benrath which was lovely and we had a nice stroll through the grounds. We also went out to the Espirit Arena for the concert and a really cool place to eat was an Italian place called Vapiano, where they make everything in front of you. Walking around the Alstadt and along the river was also really enjoyable.

Food: 

There were quite a few cafes and restaurants along the main shopping strip that were quite reasonably priced, so that was always a good place to look. There are also plenty of little eateries and pubs in the Alstadt which is probably a more enjoyable and lively place to eat. We were quite surprised to find that groceries were quite expensive and that finding plastic cutlery was almost impossible.

Accommodation:

We stayed in a little place called Sir & Lady Astor, where we had the most enjoyable time. The decor was really cute, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and everything was clean and comfortable. There was also a buffet style and hot breakfast every morning, which came complimentary with our booking. The hotel was about 5-10 minutes walk from the main shopping area and 3-5 minutes to the nearest transport centre. We had a really enjoyable stay and I’d recommend it if you’re look for a cheap and enjoyable stay in Düsseldorf!

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