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With cutting edge architecture, high class shopping, and a corporate district which has contributed to the city becoming Germany’s largest economic center, Dusseldorf is a fantastic destination for those seeking luxury.

The combination of the beautiful Rhine river against a posh and modern metropolis makes this a perfect base for a luxury getaway, and even if you’re traveling for business, the city offers plenty of opportunity to be pampered in your free time.

There are fashion and trade shows, a range of wellness oases, a sophisticated nightlife, and exclusive hotels that convey the luxury lifestyle usually saved for the pages of a glossy magazine. The following are 4 ways to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle in Dusseldorf.

Luxury Travel Experiences in Dusseldorf

Vabali Spa Düsseldorf

Dusseldorf has a number of wellness centers and day spas, though Vabali Spa is one of the most exclusive, and a favorite among lifestyle fans for its setting amid untouched nature.

The spa offers up to 10 saunas, two steam rooms and a laconism. Two pools and numerous rest rooms provide the perfect rest from the stresses of everyday life.

Whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner, the Vabali Spa impresses with its openness, its diversity and its noble furnishing.

Situated directly on the Elbsee, the extensive sauna grounds offer a wonderful panorama view of the lake with charming Balinese architecture, taking you away to a Far East world across 20,000 square meters.

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Shopping Along the Königsallee

Exclusivity and luxury can be found in every shop front along the shopping streets of Dusseldorf. The Königsallee is a luxury shopping promenade in the center of Dusseldorf that has become a household name among wealthy shopping tourists.

This is the most-frequented luxury retail street in Germany and stretches for one kilometre from Friedrichstadt to the Hofgarten (the city’s main park). Here shopping enthusiasts can find all the designer fashion they may be looking for.

This magnificent boulevard is one of the main reasons that Dusseldorf has gained a reputation as one of the most elegant shopping metropolises in the world.

You couldn’t possibly dream of better shopping than what is offered by Bangkok’s EM District.

The Old Town

The heart of Düsseldorf, and bursting with trendy restaurants, bars, and breweries, the Old Town is a great place to spend time. The narrow streets of the Old Town stretch between the Rhine and Heinrich-Heine-Allee.

There’s plenty of Düsseldorf’s history to take in as you’re also discovering the contemporary food scene – by wandering around the maze of streets you’ll find historic buildings and cultural highlights such as St. Lambertus church, the Burgplatz, the historic City Hall and the Jan Wellem equestrian statue.

The Rhine promenade on the edge of the Old Town is a picturesque area to spend the afternoon after you’ve finished shopping, sightseeing and eating.

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Experience a Luxury Hotel

Being the modern city that it is, there are many luxury hotels in Dusseldorf, and a luxury vacation starts with booking the right type of hotel.

Most of the hotels you’ll be interested in are located on the beautiful Rhine and offer stunning river views as well as a pleasant atmosphere. Though if you’re looking for a specific recommendation, the Breidenbacher Hof is one of the most famous in the city, and has rightfully earned a place among Europe’s top hotels.

For more than two hundred years since their grand opening in 1812, the Breidenbacher Hof has been centrally situated on the Königsallee, and become known as the ultimate address in luxury and hospitality.


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  1. We’ve been to a few spa’s but Vabali blew us away. Such a great feeling walking around here. Was my mom’s first time going to a wellness and she was amazed how relaxing a day here can be. Definitely coming back. Friendly staff as well!

    • So glad you had a fabulous girls trip Maartje – maybe I’ll bump into you there one day – I’m sure I’ll be heading back at some point also :)

  2. Königsallee has very nice views and nice to walk around and have something to drink. Lots of high end expensive stores. I am not into shopping but I enjoyed the walk and views.

    • I do enjoy window shopping :D Lol but I’m quite similar – enjoyed the walk and views more so than actually shopping :)

  3. InterContinental D’dorf is timeless and dashing.

    • I haven’t visited yet, I’ll have to make sure I book a night or two on our next trip :)

  4. Capella’s Breidenbacher Hof is Düsseldorf’s best hotel for ultra-Luxury.

    • Agreed – can’t beat it!

  5. The old town is by no means large, but if you’re planning a night out there are more nightspots than you could ever hope to visit.

    • We’re not super into the nightlife scene, so will have to make a more concerted effort to get out more at night on our next trip :)

  6. If you truly want luxury head 60 minutes out of the city – the Kasteel Wittem is divine. It is a magnificient medevial castle, surrounded by an ancient moat and a picturesque park, The web site pictures do not do it full justice.

    We stayed in the round tower room that had a lace-curtain-enclosed bed and a huge bath with tub (big enough for two) that overlooked the moat where black and white swans floated.

    • Sounds incredible Georgine – thanks for the tip! Will definitely carve out some time on our next trip :)

  7. It’s easy to get to, so we spend quite a lot of time in Düsseldorf – only an hour’s flying time from London.

    • So jealous of those who like in Europe and the UK for the awesome options for city breaks – it’s a bit longer having to travel from Australia lol

  8. The Kö is one of the glitziest shopping streets in Europe. Glad to see it made this round up post.

    • Absolutely – wouldn’t be a post on luxury Dusseldorf without it!

  9. We enjoy Dusseldorf for the art. There are so many galleries and museums, but a step above the rest is Museum Kunstpalast.

    • True! I don’t know why I didn’t think to include the art scene, I’ll have to make an addition to the post at some point. Thanks Roni!

  10. Quite surprised that in a post on luxury experiences you didn’t mention skiing. The Jever Skihalle has a 330-meter-long slope, a terrain park, a toboggan run and Alpine restaurants, there’s an onsite four-star hotel and spa so you can make a weekend of it.

    • Thanks for sharing Sena – I’ll have to plan for some skiing on our next trip :)

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