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Cultural highlights at the Breidenbacher Hof

activities & attractions

Selected shopping experiences in Königsallee Düsseldorf, the Brasserie "1806" restaurant offering continental European cuisine, complimentary iPad facilities for our guests: Whether you simply want to relax in the Capella Living Room or get down to business in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe, the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel has the ideal mix of luxurious amenities and a world-class hotel location in Düsseldorf's city center near the Old Town.

Learn more about activities and attractions in Düsseldorf from our Personal Assistants.


Düsseldorf shopping is renowned worldwide, and when you stay at Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel, the possibilities for retail therapy are endless. Browse high-end specialty boutiques along the Königsallee, where distinctive designs from international firms as well as newcomers at the forefront of the Düsseldorf fashion scene make their home.

Events & Local Activities

Take in a soccer game or concert at the ESPRIT Arena, see the latest musical extravaganza at the Capitol Theatre, explore the Altstadt, the longest bar in the world, or take a cruise down the Rhine. These are just some of the many attractions in Düsseldorf that await you with a stay at Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel.

From the world-famous art collection at North-Rhine-Westphalia, to glorious operas at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf is bustling with activities. There are countless museums and art galleries to explore, an annual carnival that ranks as one of the world's largest, and a thriving artistic community, giving the entire region a distinctive cosmopolitan flair. Your personal assistant at our Düsseldorf hotel can help you discover all the wonders of the city and help you plan the itinerary that best suits your needs.

Culture on the Kö

The Breidenbacher Hof, located along the Königsallee in Düsseldorf, ranks among one of the top culturally and historically significant hotels in the country. Since its opening in 1812, the hotel has not only been frequented by famous politicians and crowned heads of state from all over the world, but also by academics and stars of the classical music of the Epoch: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert and Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Maria Callas and Yehudi Menuhin.

Esteemed for the elegant and private ambience of the hotel, Breidenbacher Hof served as a prime cultural meeting location. In the 19th century, notables such as Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were drawn to appearances in elegant, intimate salons rather than those on the large stages.

At Breidenbacher Hof, we revive the salon culture. "Culture on the Kö" celebrates our rich historical past, alternating literary and musical meetings at the highest level. Experience pieces from authors and musicians through readings and toned lyric poetry from the masters.

Seasonal Activities

Spring Time

Spring attracts with carnival and Valentine’s Day activities. Would you like to experience the third biggest carnival parade in Germany? Excitements and candy – an experience you will never forget. Or maybe you prefer strolling through the alleys around the Königsalle, along the moat to the beautiful Rhine promenade to catch the first shafts of sunlight of the year. Be present when the daffs start to bloom at the Hofgarten!


Enjoy the biggest funfair at the Rhine, a city tour by bus or boat with open deck if the weather is nice. Take a cooling bath in one of the great open air swimmingpools afterwards. What do you prefer? Taking a timeout at the media harbor between the Rhine Tower and the Gehry buildings or extensive shopping at the Königsallee? Grant yourself a visit in one of the famous Dusseldorf breweries – this is all you need!


Autumn pleasures: The Zoom zoo world is one of a kind and enchants everyone, young and old. For those who are looking for a thrill, they should visit the Movie Park or the Phantasialand, two theme parks close to Dusseldorf or join the people at the Rhine lawn for flying a kite. Sporty ones should experience a special highlight: The indoor ski slope in Neuss! How about a massage in our Schnitzler Beauty Lounge after an exciting day like this?


Snowy and windy weather is perfect for an adventurous tour to Düsseldorf’s cultural sights. For people interested in art: The Art Collection, the Art Academy and the K21 are just some exciting spots. Have you already been to the opera, ballet or theater? There is no better season than winter to experience them.

Also, a tour of the seven different traditional Christmas markets with their festive decorations, local treats and crafts are always worth a visit in the wintery setting of Düsseldorf.

When the temperatures are at their coldest point, a visit at our Lobby Lounge will warm you up.

Experience on the Rhine

Explore the exciting metropolis Dusseldorf from the perspective of the river Rhine between March and October. Enjoy relaxing river cruises and receive the best views of Dusseldorf. Take a close look at the Rhine Tower, the landmark of the city, the beautiful media harbour with the famous „Gehry“ buildings or catch the sunbeams on deck on your way to the pittoresque village Kaiserswerth. Whether you prefer short tours or extended day trips to the neighboring city of Cologne, the cruise line cater to every taste and experience desired.
Your Personal Assistant at the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel will be happy to help you customizing your perfect river cruise on the Rhine