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With children in Düsseldorf

With children in Düsseldorf

Your kids won't ever get bored here! Spend a few days with your children in Düsseldorf, there are plenty of things to do. Seven hundred years of the city's history come alive and are graphically presented in Düsseldorf: cartwheelers, fisher boys and a little musical surprise in the Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse...


Statue of Jan Wellem at market square

City rally for children

The city rally for children takes around two hours and is suitable for children from between eight and twelve years of age. Ten questions take them through the famous Düsseldorf Altstadt (Old Town). And there are many surprises to win in the rally competition...


Gehry buildings in the MedienHafen

Harbour rally for children

The harbour rally for children takes children and adults on an exhiting 2h-tour around the MedienHafen with the help of 13 questions to answer. The tour is suitable for children between eight and twelve years of age and there are many surprises to win in the rally competition...


Cartwheeler

Cartwheeling tradition

What's this about cartwheeling? About seven hundred years ago, people turned cartwheels to celebrate victory at the Battle of Worringen between Düsseldorf and the Archbishop of Cologne (1288). Today, children will display their skills for "enne Pennig" ("one penny"). Cartwheelers are a lovable symbol of Düsseldorf and the tradition that has survived to this day: The cartwheeling tournament takes place annually. Kids, why don't you try it yourself?!


Culture for kids

Culture for kids

Art in Düsseldorf? Not just interesting for adults! A visit to the puppet theatre on the Helmholtzstrasse is obligatory for young visitors. A trip to the famous marionette theatre is also interesting to the somewhat older visitors. Established art houses, such as the Kunstpalast or the Junges Schauspielhaus, also stage exciting tours and presentations for children.


  • Kids at the Biggest fun fair on the Rhine
  • Neanderthal Museum
  • Kids at the JEVER Skihalle Neuss

Games, fun and sport

Your kids want action? Then Düsseldorf is the place for you! Every year in July the Biggest fun fair on the Rhine casts a spell on adults and kids likewise. The famous Aquazoo has for many years been a permanent fixture in the list of attractions for children. It's home to a fascinating underwater world that's just waiting to be discovered. During the week, the public can see its inhabitants being fed. And this is where you can see the penguins live.

Prehistory comes alive at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann – it's a museum that gets people involved! Anyone for snow? Then why not take a trip with the kids to the indoor skiing hall in Neuss?