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Shopping Malls in Düsseldorf

Shiny shopping malls and arcades of many styles are installed into existing architecture in the centre of Düsseldorf. They weave through to neighbouring streets. Most offer the latest and quaintest in fashion, caffeine top ups great food, international brands and perfect places to purchase for oneself or gifts.

Malls include Sevens, Kö Galerie, Kö Center, Kö Bogen, Schadow Arkaden and Stilwerk. Shops in the mall prior to security at Düsseldorf airport also includes the best place to buy food on a Sunday.

A fairly large, light and open shopping mall has been erected alongside the purpose built swimming pool and community centre in Bilk. Düsseldorf Arcaden shopping mall is open and spacious. Fortunately, fears of devastation of the inner city commercial environment have been proven to be mostly unfounded.

Consumers can find a large variety of international brands interspersed with local and national names. Expats yearning for a typical sprawling commercial centre can find one of Europe’s largest in Oberhausen.

KÖ BOGEN

Located next to the royal park & canal of the river Düssel, the spectacular Kö Bogen in Düsseldorf is an architectural city centre highlight. The project was hotly debated yet the reward so magnificent. Replacing a flyover while opening the renowned Königsallee to calm nature have brought unparalleled harmony and quality of life to its surroundings.

Although stores with exits leading only outdoors may fail the criteria for a mall, beautiful fashion sits comfortably alongside technology here as well as enjoyable, tranquil terraces.

Königsallee 2
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 276 7900

KÖ CENTER

Opened to the public in the late 1960s, the Kö-Center was the first shopping mall to be created in Düsseldorf. Situated on the Königsallee, it was built using the contemporary angular design of the era, some still visible today. The pedestrianised space immediately became popular with locals and visitors from across the greater region.  

Elements of expansive glass and metal framework have transitioned to elegant, modern store frontages. Architectural harmony has thus been honoured to match its quality fashion brands.

Königsallee 28-30
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 171 5717

KÖ GALERIE

The largest shopping mall in central Düsseldorf is the elegant Kö Galerie. Richly designed using generous marble and bronze elements its core reflects the elegant, extravagant style of the mid 1980s. Home to a large and varied number of impressive stores, the mall is ideally located on the Königsallee with access from all sides, a food court plus extensive parking below. 

The mall introduced a viable alternative to many controversial centres built on city peripheries. Two visionary local figures were key in creating a new upscale mall on this famous avenue.

Königsallee 60
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 867 810

SCHADOW ARKADEN

As the development of the city centre of Düsseldorf progressed, the Schadow Arkaden played a key role during the mid 1990s. Shoppers in the more down to earth consumer world of the department stores and shops on Schadowstrasse became more connected with the upscale Königsallee and the old town, Altstadt.

Some sixty stores include global clothing brands, items for the home and a food court that includes traditional favourites as well as unique places to partake of a quick espresso. 

Martin-Luther-Platz 26
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 864 920

SEVENS

Sevens mall is a more recent addition to the indoor retail landscape of the Königsallee. Its modern ambience conveniently houses electronics, white goods and home electrical goods on its upper floors. Stores on lower levels present fashion items, accessories and lifestyle products.

An extensive basement food court offers a good incentive to visit the recently modernised and visually improved shopping mall. Restaurants offer a selection of diverse cuisines that include Asian, Available to eat in or take away.

Königsallee 56
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 863 2760

STILWERK

Stilwerk is a bright, light and inviting shopping mall dedicated to the fascinating world of design for the home. Located just off the Königsallee in Düsseldorf, premium brands are gathered together in close proximity to enable direct interaction and purchase of desirable items.

Interestingly, the location was home to a swimming pool. Shortly before being demolished, artists were invited to present their works in the abandoned pool. Today, regular events held in the mall form an homage to those unique circumstances for such a traditional city.

Grünstrasse 15
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 862 281 0

DUSSELDORF ARCADEN

Expats who prefer to shop in a mall will find most of what they need within the relatively spacious Düsseldorf Arcaden. While a typical ambience can be expected from shopping indoors, the mall is conveniently located centrally in the city and not on the periphery.

Sores include many home goods such as electrical and electronics, fashion and sports, supermarket and organic, toys and books, telecoms as well as a wide selection of other products. Trams and busses stop directly in front and swimming is possible too.

Friedrichstraße 133
40217 Düsseldorf
+49 211 311 1060

Boot Düsseldorf, January 23-31

The world’s largest trade fair in its field, boot Düsseldorf, presents a fascinating and safe environment in 2021. This is where visitors can experience traditional water sports favourites and all the latest innovations and trends.

Besides manufacturers of boats and yachts, participation takes centre stage when the surf sports hall will once again show itself as a highly professional trendsetter in the sector. A very special highlight is the magnificent, new high diving tower. Amongst others, opportunities to surf the “WAVE”, SUPen on the flatwater pool or sail and canoe are also available.

Messeplatz, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61
40474 Düsseldorf
+49 211 456 001

Beaches in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf may not be on the top of the list for seaside destinations. To the surprise of newly arrived expats, the Rhine does, however, offer numerous beaches on both banks with fine sand for walking, playing, relaxing and picnicking. On warm and sunny summer days especially, people flock to enjoy the river.