Altstadt ( Dusseldorf )

Car Rental at Dusseldorf Airport

Dusseldorf city sits on the River Rhein in the west of Germany.  Culturally it is one of the global frontrunners in arts, fashion and music, not to mention business.  You can go online to reserve your car rental at Dusseldorf Airport before you travel and pick up the keys from your Dusseldorf car rental branch on arrival.  Do read up on the rules of the road before you begin your rental car journey, and remember that the Autobahn highway system does not have any speed limit so be sure to familiarize yourself with the driving etiquette.

Things to see and do in your Dusseldorf Airport car rental

Rheinpark, a promenade stretching along the banks of the river Rhein, is a beautiful park to while away an afternoon - or indeed an evening – strolling amongst the trees or watching the world go by at a riverside café.  Explore the architecture and character of the Altstadt (Old Town) and get your credit card out for high fashion shopping on Königsallee Street.  Watch the boats and freight ships in the harbor from one of the stylish restaurants overlooking the water.  Day or night, Dusseldorf is bristling with life and culture.

Further afield of the city by rental car is Bonn, the birthplace of the composer Beethoven.  The Beethoven Festival runs in the city from August through October, but you can listen to fine classical music all year round at the Poppelsdorfer Schloss Botanical Gardens.  The city of Essen is an art lovers paradise, with works by the greats such as Van Gogh and Monet on display at the Museum of Folkwang.  Catch a musical production at the famous Aalto Theatre.  If history is your thing, the gothic cathedrals and domes of Aachen, showcasing the legacy of Charlemange, is a must-drive car hire daytrip. 

Those with an interest in Nazi Germany history may decide to make a longer trip to Nuremberg, and visit the Nuremberg Trials Courtroom, setting of the infamous international tribunal at the end of the Second World War.  Perhaps combine this longer car hire drive with an overnight in Frankfurt, one of Germany’s largest modern cities, which lies between the two.  Pull off the highway to explore the medieval churches and Fortress Marienberg in Wurtzburg.

Cologne, which is just a day trip from Dusseldorf but worth planning an overnight, is brimming with musicians and artists in museums and walking the streets.  Listen to the tunes as you stroll along Hohe Strasse and look out for pavement paintings at Cologne Cathedral.  Climb the Cologne Triangle skyscraper for a panoramic view and Mongolian barbeque restaurant.

Most Dusseldorf Airport car rental companies will allow you to return your hire car to a different location in another major city.  So if you decide that you can’t bear to visit Germany without standing on top of the tower in a fairy-tale castle at Neuschwanstein or crunching the leaves underfoot through the Black Forest, search for a one-way rental online for your Dusseldorf Airport hire car.