Liveable and loveable, modern and multicultural, traditional and tolerant – Düsseldorf is diverse and has so much to offer. Welcome to the State capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Düsseldorf is family friendly! From the successful start to family life, through kindergarten and school, to education and study, the city wants to help parents, children and young people with information and help. Leisure activities and the family card round off the "feel-good package" for families in Düsseldorf.
The children's and youth facilities and adventure playgrounds offer children and young people between the ages of six to 21 years opportunities for attractive leisure activities. Here children and adolescents can find and meet friends and also learn from each other, because we see an important task in promoting social coexistence, the ability to self-determination and social responsibility.
For the children and young people, the city offers additional school assistance and pre-employment support (for example, school childcare with lunch and language support services).
In terms of leisure, the state capital can come up with some offers: So Düsseldorf, the garden city, very well suited to make trips to the countryside and just switch off. Dear more action? The Düsseldorfer Sport offers football, ice hockey, basketball and table tennis games or marathon. Customs too, from Carnival to the biggest fair on the Rhine, ensure that there is no boredom. In the evenings, restaurants, bars and clubs invite you to pass the time. There is something for every taste. Further numerous events complete the program in Düsseldorf. A tip: Many leisure activities in the city means "free admission".
Often it is the big events, such as the METRO Group Marathon or the Triathlon T3, which focus on it. Just like the elite sport, which is mainly located in the multifunctional venues ESPRIT Arena, ISS Dome and CASTELLO Düsseldorf. From there, important impulses go out. But grassroots sport also plays a major role in Düsseldorf. In more than 300 sports clubs, recreational athletes can pursue their favorite sport. More than 150 sports facilities and almost 240 sports halls are available in the state capital. This also includes the 16 district sports facilities, which are operated by the city of Dusseldorf.
It is not without reason that the state capital is often referred to as a cultural city. Museum fans are offered a lot in the city: from the history of art to the history of the city. Music also plays a major role in Düsseldorf, the Tonhalle and the opera house are just two of the many starting points. Literary highlights are provided by the Heinrich Heine Institute. And the Schauspielhaus, which dates back to Gustaf Gründgens, offers first-class theater enjoyment. Last but not least, the culture of Düsseldorf can be found throughout the city, whether in churches and castles, as a street art in the cityscape or in the countless galleries.
"Tach auch" - in the green west of the republic. The Lower Rhine region impresses with its unique flora and fauna, heathlands, forests, lakes and rivers in two beautiful nature parks. And a green border to Holland, on which you can hike on excellent premium trails at any time.
The Lower Rhine region fascinates with its multitude of exciting sights. Whether cultural highlights such as historic city centers, museums, theaters and musicals or music festivals and the traditional carnival. If you prefer to be on the move, the Lower Rhine offers a wide range of options: various water sports, extensive golf courses and one of the largest cycling and hiking trails in Europe. If you are looking for relaxation, you will find many varied leisure pools with versatile sauna and wellness areas on the Lower Rhine. For the animal lovers there are numerous animal parks, game enclosures and riding stables. If you are looking for a souvenir or suitable gift, you will not only find small farm shops selling home-made products from the region but also large shopping centers such as the CentrO in Oberhausen.
On the Lower Rhine there are various amusement parks, which are particularly suitable for children and their culinary offer and their variety of attractions also fun for the whole family.
If you would like to get to know the Lower Rhine from its culinary side, then you are in the right place in the numerous restaurants, cafes and beer gardens. Here you will find a varied range of homemade regional specialties and seasonal dishes such as Niederrheinischer Jägerkohl.