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Düsseldorf suggestions

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Düsseldorf suggestions

We will be arriving from Copenhagen on May31st in the late evening so we will settle in for the night in Düsseldorf. We want to cruise the Rhine river and possibly explore the area as far as Heidelberg. We are not sure if we should rent a car or use public transportation. I have read reviews where people say with the trains they always felt like they wasted time in stations. But have also read that with a car parking is a problem in this area. Also not sure where we should locate ourselves in order to get to the most areas. Would rather not change hotels to often we only have Friday Saturday and Sunday we have a flight out of Düsseldorf airport at 3:30pm for a flight back to the USA. Would love some suggestions for the must sees in our short stay. Thanks in Advance Pam

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1. Re: Düsseldorf suggestions

It would be great if you could describe what you are asking again. Are you saying you want to go along the Rhine, and not take a boat tour? Are you interested in seeing Heidelberg or Dusseldorf? Are you thinking of just spending the first night in Dusseldorf? Are you arriving by air? And you arrive in Dusseldorf on Friday very late but have to fly out on Sunday at 330 PM which means you really only have two days to see things? Help us to understand and we will try to help.

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ZB

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2. Re: Düsseldorf suggestions

We arrive by plane about 10pm Thursday night in Düsseldorf

Not sure if we should get a room there or take a train to Cologne that nigh Also need to know best transportationon to use while in area and from the airport

We want to take Rhine river cruise and travel with train in area

We have a flight out on Sunday at 3:30pm

Not sure where we should stay Friday & Saturday night to be in best possible postion for touring the area.

Thanks for your help

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3. Re: Düsseldorf suggestions

You can take the train from Dusseldorf Airport to the central station. From there you can walk to a hotel near the train station or take a tram depending on where you are staying, assuming you wish to stay in Dusseldorf. If you want to move on to Cologne, trains run almost every half hour and the trip takes just about one half hour. Dusseldorf runs boat tours that last an hour on the Rhine. See "duesseldorf-tourismus.de/en/…" You can also see "k-d.de/english/…" for longer trips but I do not think either starts before June 4 so it seems as if you should think of something other than a Rhine River trip. If I were you I would stay in 'Dusseldorf at a hotel close to the train station. You can then tour Dusseldorf, and if you want take a train one of your days to Cologne. Honestly, one day in each city does not give you much time. Walk the Rhine walk in both cities. Take in the Dom in Cologne.

ZB

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