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October 2020

Ferris Wheel

October 17, 2020 - January 10, 2021
Ferris wheel with crowds

CANCELLED FOR NOW! The ferris wheel is an impressive structure placed on Düsseldorf's Burgplatz next to both the promenade and the old town, Altstadt. Its enclosed capsules offer spectacular views of the Christmas markets and decorations across the river or the city, especially during the dark evening hours. The ride has become a tradition that attracts locals and tourists alike. The view is forever changing; aircraft on final descent or take off, distant woodlands and towns as well as the…

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November 2020

Ice Rink

November 13, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Ice rink with skaters

CANCELLED THIS YEAR! The ice rink is placed around the restored historical fountain on Corneliusplatz at the end of the Königsallee in Düsseldorf from November, through the Chrismastime holiday season and into the new year. For beginners and practiced skaters, young and old alike, the smooth icy surface offers space as well as an opportunity to admire this impressive location. Views towards the Düssel and eighteenth century Hofgarten park as well as contemporary Kö-Bogen and period architecture of the Königsallee…

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December 2020

Christmas Tree Cutting

December 19 @ 10:00 - December 20 @ 16:00 CET
Two guys carrying Christmas tree through snow

Watch a kitsch seasonal movie and the marvellous experience of decorating one’s own freshly cut tree is often revealed. Many American families, and some British, follow a wonderful tradition in rural regions of the US at this time of year. Cutting your own Christmas Tannenbaum is a magnificent experience. Fortunately for local expats, the age old tradition of felling a fir, Tanne, or spruce, Fichte, tree can be upheld the vicinity of Düsseldorf too. Schlosshof Garath welcomes you on the fourth…

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Midnight Communion

December 24 @ 23:00 - 23:59 CET
Gable of church building

PLEASE CHECK! Christ Church traditionally hosts a wonderful and truly heart-warming Midnight Communion on Christmas Eve for the international English speaking community in Düsseldorf. The Anglican Chaplaincy is frequented by residents originating from many countries.

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February 2021


February 3, 2021 @ 08:00 - February 7, 2021 @ 17:00 CET
Works of art on display on wall

The Rundgang in Düsseldorf is an inspiring walk-in exhibition of works of art by the students of the Art Academy in Düsseldorf. Every year the doors of the impressive academy building are opened to the public revealing some magnificent and surprising creations. Registration required. With a history reaching back a couple of centuries, the Art Academy has unleashed many famous and well known artists into the world.

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March 2021

ProWein Goes City

March 21, 2021 - March 23, 2021
People at wine tasting event

Lovers and connoisseurs of wines and spirits in Düsseldorf blend with the professionals once a year in Düsseldorf during the leading international ProWein trade fair of wines and spirits. Those not from the trade partake in this delightful topic during the evening hours. Some sixty or so bars, bistros, restaurants, clubs, wine merchants and hotels join together to bring to the public a true kaleidoscope of locations with good food and great drinks. Photo © Messe Düsseldorf

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April 2021

Museums Night

April 3, 2021 @ 19:00 - 23:59 CEST
City Centre
Logo of Night of Museums

The Night of Museums in Düsseldorf is an ideal opportunity for enthusiasts to discover a diverse local cultural landscape. Museums, art venues and galleries open their doors from evening till midnight and beyond to welcome and entertain. Exhibitions are as diverse as the institutions with paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture, design, music, natural history, film and video installations. Visitors can be encouraged to participate in activities and even the state parliament building becomes a venue. Photo © k/c/e Marketing³

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May 2021

Book Fair

May 20, 2021 - May 24, 2021
Variety of colourful books

Known in German as the Book Stroll, Bücherbummel, the annual book fair on the Königsallee is an essential part of the urban cultural programme in Düsseldorf. Thousands of people visit the book stalls that line the pavements on the city’s most famous street. The atmosphere of this consumers paradise is uniquely transformed for some ten days giving the boulevard a relaxed, quieter and almost bohemian flavour. Dating from the mid nineteen-eighties, one of the goals has always been to assist…

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Jazz Rally

May 21, 2021 - May 23, 2021
Jazz musician with saxophone

Jazz has long been part of the heart, soul and sound of Dusseldorf and jazz music in its various forms is on occasions hard to miss. This is one. The annual Jazz Rally Düsseldorf is the largest jazz festival in Germany. During the month of May, some sixty-five concerts take place on several stages at various locations throughout the city. Performances by renowned artists and newcomers inspire audiences year after year. Tickets may be purchased for individual days as well as…

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June 2021

Christopher Street Day

June 5, 2021
Rhine Promenade Düsseldorf
Crowd of people chatting and drinking

A combination of demonstration, political statement, party and celebration, the local CSD, Christopher Street Day, in Düsseldorf has become well established in the state capital. A stage is prominently placed across from the parliament buildings next to the Rhine promenade. As always, a great crowd attends from the LGBTI community and beyond.

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Cartwheeling Tournament

June 27, 2021
Rhine Promenade Düsseldorf
Children performing cartwheels

A fascinating cartwheeling tournament has been held in Düsseldorf since the 1937. The annual event is held on the beautiful promenade alongside the river Rhine, attracting hundreds of children and families. The tradition of performing a cartwheel, Radschlag, has been around for many, many centuries and was originally performed openly on the streets by children as a sign of happiness and joy. The symbol has long been adopted by the city. Photo © Alde Düsseldorfer Bürgergesellschaft von 1920 e.V.

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July 2021

France Festival

July 2, 2021 - July 4, 2021
Food fstival with people at tables

On or around Bastille Day it’s time for Düsseldorf to say say “Vive la France!”. Every year the city celebrates its amicable relations to “La Grande Nation” with the Düsseldorf France Festival, a fascinating and popular event. The weekend creates an atmosphere of the fête nationale with its francophone community. French culinary specialities and amusements provide the necessary ambience when the old town, Altstadt, including the town hall courtyard is transformed into its own petit Paris. Visitors to the festival…

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August 2021

Gourmet Festival

August 27, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Königsallee Düsseldorf

The Gourmet Festival is an explosion of impressions for all the senses. Quality wines and other beverages, delicious foods and tasty delicacies are on offer along the stunning Königsallee in Düsseldorf. A hundred or so exhibitors are packed along the Kö and some 30.000 visitors are expected annually. Photo © Gourmet Festival

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September 2021

China Festival

September 11, 2021
Chinese stands at a festival

From morning till late, the China Festival in front of the city hall offers insights to the special relationship between Düsseldorf and Chongqing as well as many Chinese cultural aspects. With various cultural or culinary offerings and many performances on stage, the event offers much fun for young and old. The Chana festival takes place in Düsseldorf every three years, alternating with the cities of Duisburg and Cologne. Photo © Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus

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