This hip bistro seconds from the Rhine is an ever-popular local place. Serving a combination of traditional and Modern Rhenish cuisine, Zicke has a large menu, a good beverage selection that includes local beers and ambiance to spare. International cult movie posters adorn the walls and tables are candlelit, giving Zicke its relaxed atmosphere where friends connect and couples bond.
Zicke, Bäckerstrasse 5A, 40213 Düsseldorf, +49 (0)211 324056
Courtyard Marriott Seestern
The Courtyard Marriott benefits from a relaxing location just a short train ride away from the city centre. This 215-room hotel offers guests free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a fitness centre. The hotel’s restaurant serves three meals a day; the breakfast, with its all-you-can-eat high-quality selection of traditional favourites such as Greek yogurt, muesli and German sausages really starts the day off on the right note.
Courtyard Marriott Seestern, Am Seestern 16, 40547 Düsseldorf +49 (0)211 595 95
Open Source Festival
Headlined by Mos Def, Dinosaur Junior and famous German electronic music outfit Modeselektor, the Open Source Festival arrives again in Düsseldorf on 29 June. As one of largest indie/electronic festivals in Germany, it offers both established acts and seven fresh new ones who will be taking to the Young Talent Stage this year. Thousands of enthusiastic fans take over Grafenberg racecourse for the day, moving to the huge Stahlwerk to continue the party long into the night.
Open Source Festival, Rennbahnstrasse 20, 40629 Düsseldorf; Ronsdorfer Straße 134, 40233 Düsseldorf