In a perfect location in Düsseldorf’s Aldstadt (old town), surrounded by some of the city’s most authentic places in which to sample the local Alt beer, Lupo offers delicious Italian-style pizzas cooked in traditional wood-fired ovens. For something more substantial, this unassuming and extremely popular trattoria-cum-pizzeria also has a menu of authentic Italian salads, soups, pasta dishes and a wine list to match. Linger over a meal at one the long wooden tables or do what many of the patrons do and order a pizza to take away.
Lupo, Bolkerstrasse 52, 40213 Düsseldorf, +49 (0)211 131535
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Situated on Karl-Arnold-Platz a stone’s throw from the Rhine and the luxury shopping options along and around elegant Königsallee, the elegant Radisson Blu Scandinavia has 314 sleekly modern rooms – all with complementary high-speed WiFi – and several enticing dining options. Although the hotel is conveniently located for the city’s sights and shops, the range of facilities, including a pool, health club and garden terrace perfect for sunny days, may tempt you to linger.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Karl-Arnold-Platz 5, 40474 Düsseldorf, +49 (0)211 45530
Nacht Der Museen
For those visitors looking to soak up as much culture as possible in a short trip, the one-night Nacht Der Museen event on Saturday 20 April is a godsend. With 40 Düsseldorf museums staying open from 7pm to 2am, and a shuttle providing easy transfers between the venues, you’ll be able to enjoy many or all (if you’re ambitious) of the participating exhibitions and catch a special performance or two.
Various locations, +49 (0)211 899 9555