In the centre of Düsseldorf there are many conveniently located, low-cost places to stay. The youth hostels and A&O hostels, in particular, are great for meeting other travellers.
The best way to discover Düsseldorf is with a WelcomeCard, which gives you unlimited travel on all buses and trams within the city, as well as lots of discounts on cultural attractions and recreational activities. You can also see the city's sights on one of the many guided tours. Depending on how energetic you're feeling, there are walking tours, jogging groups, bike tours, bus trips and boat cruises.
Düsseldorf's events calendar is bursting at the seams. There's something happening nearly every weekend, which makes it well worth travelling for.
Düsseldorf's nightlife is much like Düsseldorf itself: vibrant, diverse and multifaceted. With around 260 pubs and bars, it's no wonder the old quarter is affectionately known as 'the world's longest bar'. From bohemian bars in the trendy Flingern and Pempelfort districts to the spectacular clubs in the chic Media Harbour and along the famous Königsallee, there's something for everyone on a night out in Düsseldorf. If you prefer things a bit more intimate, the hip quarters of Flingern and Derendorf are a great place to start. Students and young artists can often be seen in the hottest new bars. And off the beaten track you can find good food and drink at great prices.