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Address: Heinrich-Heine-Allee, 40213 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Activities: Beertasting, Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: The city's historic section is filled with restaurants and taverns located...
The city's historic section is filled with restaurants and taverns located throughout a series of pedestrian alleyways.
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Best area of Dusseldorf

So fun to walk around to shop, eat or just people-watch. It's a pretty area and very popular. Go sit by the Rhein and enjoy the sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

So fun to walk around to shop, eat or just people-watch. It's a pretty area and very popular. Go sit by the Rhein and enjoy the sunset.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We really liked walking around in old town. Lots of great restaurants and shops. Very cool old building to look at. I wish we would have had more time.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed strolling around the old town, and then got to the numerous bars & restaurants along the riverside. Bright, hot sunshine, it would have been criminal not to sit & have a few beers, a brilliant place to people watch and enjoy the hospitality of the Rhine side bars. Left with a sun tan & a fuzzy head.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I woke up early and went for a run along the busy river.Then I walked thru the old town and enjoyed watching it come to life.Great places to eat,shop and people watch!! History,culture,shopping and food in a beautiful area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I visited this region many years ago & highly recommend to all.The town is extremely clean with very well facilitated shops,bars,restaurants & activities. The buildings are lovely with very good germanic history. Pretty coastline & clean beaches. The taxis were mainly mercedes benz & in impeccable condition. Absolutely faultless location an excellent well maintained region. You will not be disappointed... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Visited with my Dad while on a bucket list trip. Tried several restaurants and posted reviews. A wide variety of restaurants and very friendly people. Don't be in Dusseldorf and not go to Old Town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I love old towns, I feel their is so much character in the buildings. It is fun and interesting! On a side note, the french bread in germany generally speaking is very tasty :)

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

in February it was quite cold so at night the place was deserted but day time it was nice. The old harbor was breezy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After reading some reviews I was not sure if it was worth the time to go but I am so glad I did. This area is a lively, fun, interesting area. I loved the scenery along the river, the old buildings, the shopping, the eating. A great place to browse through.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

At least now in february it seems to be crowded with locals. That gives the authenticity which is sometimes missing in another old towns in the world. Not overpriced which was also good surprise. Using DusseldorfCard it is even inexpensive to visit museums and use public transport.

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