Summer slump? Give me a break! Düsseldorf really turns up the heat in summer!

Summer in Düsseldorf is the best time to travel – full of opportunities to enjoy the sunny days and balmy evenings to the full. Whether you’re a fan of water sports, like to attend cultural events or simply want to experience the vibrant city life, Düsseldorf has something to offer for everyone. Here you can find out the best tips for spending the hot months over the summer!

It all starts with a new player in town: the Rheinriff celebrates its grand opening on 10 June. This is a surf hall on the Böhler site, which according to its own information is one of the largest in the world and hits the nerve of the times with urban beach flair in an industrial look. You can try out stand-up paddling, canoeing or surfboards, for example. Everyone else can relax in the beach club or rent one of the numerous sports fields.

Those who prefer the outdoors will find a family-friendly alternative in nearby Langenfeld with the largest water-skiing track (in the world!). Whether you’re a complete beginner or a real wakeboarder, you can also just chill out by the beautiful lake if you don’t want to go into the cool water and would rather enjoy a few drinks at the dignified beach bar. Barbecue sites and huts can also be requested from the organisers.

Skiing in the Snow! Adrenalin kick at Alpenpark Neuss: Another highlight in the immediate vicinity is Alpenpark Neuss. There you can whiz down the mountain on the summer toboggan run or shimmy from tree to tree in the high ropes course. Whether with friends or family, the Alpine Park offers adventures for all ages. And of course, skiing in summer is super invigorating.

From ski trip to boat trip: A boat trip on the Rhine is a great way to see the city from a completely different perspective while spending relaxing hours. The Weiße Flotte offers various boat tours where you can enjoy the passing scenery and let yourself be enchanted by the summer atmosphere. On-board catering is also provided – AHOI!

Refreshing cocktails at Three Little Birds: After an eventful day in the city, a visit to Three Little Birds is the perfect end. This charming bar offers a wide selection of refreshing cocktails and invites you to linger with its relaxed ambience. Here you can reflect on the day and chat with friends in a cosy atmosphere.

Right next door, the summer All-Tours open-air cinema opens its doors again on 20.07. to 20.08.

And for days that are too hot, thank goodness for the Paradise Beach, the Strandbad Lörick and the Strandpiraten! But be careful! The Rhine is not suitable for swimming! 

Urban Blockbusters: Düsseldorf is known for its impressive major events that provide entertainment, especially now in summer. Here are some of the highlights, you shouldn’t miss:

  • Concerts: Many well-known artists perform in Düsseldorf in the summer. From Harry Styles to Sting to Guns n’ Roses, there is something for every musical taste. Whether pop, rock or hip-hop, the concerts promise unforgettable evenings full of live music.
  • Asphalt Festival: The Asphalt Festival is a performing arts festival that takes place in Düsseldorf in the summer. Here you can experience innovative theatre performances, performances and concerts and be inspired by the artistic diversity – almost everything takes place outdoors and is available for little or no money.
  • Rheinkirmes (also known as the “Largest Fair on the Rhine”): This is a traditional folk festival that takes place every summer. Here you can expect numerous rides, stalls and culinary delights. A visit to the Rheinkirmes is a must to experience the colourful hustle and bustle and the festive atmosphere.
  • Parookaville: For all electronic music fans, Parookaville is an absolute must! The three-day festival attracts international DJs and a spectacular stage show. Dance to the best beats and experience an unforgettable time with like-minded people.
  • Lichterfest Schloss Benrath: The Lichterfest at Schloss Benrath is a magical experience. The castle park is illuminated with thousands of lights and offers a dreamlike backdrop for a summer picnic. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere and admire the impressive fireworks.
  • Gourmet Festival Düsseldorf: If you’re a foodie, the Gourmet Festival Düsseldorf is just the thing for you. Here you can sample culinary delights from renowned restaurants and top chefs and indulge in the diversity of regional and international cuisine. It is considered the largest food fair in Europe.
  • European Women’s Volleyball Championship: From 17.08. to 24.08.2023, all preliminary round matches of the European Volleyball Championship will take place in Düsseldorf. Here you will have the opportunity to experience top-class volleyball live and watch the exciting competitions. This is an absolute highlight for sports fans.
  • German Beach Tour: 22 to 25 June and 29 June to 2 July, the popular summer format will also take place in Düsseldorf. In sporting terms, a first-class start to the season!

Summer in Düsseldorf has a wide range of activities and events in store to ensure varied and entertaining days. Whether you want to be active in sports, experience cultural highlights or simply enjoy the warm rays of sunshine, Düsseldorf offers something for everyone. Take the opportunity to experience the city at its best and spend an unforgettable summer in Düsseldorf! Combine your stay with one or two nights at the Clayton Hotel Düsseldorf! You can share your experiences with us and other guests under #ClaytonSummer. We are looking forward to your summer!

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