Looking for something to do on a rainy day in Düsseldorf? We have you covered.
Bad weather doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck at home and though we have great museums in Düsseldorf, there are plenty of other things to do as well – from swimming and snowboarding (yes, snowboarding) to movies and shopping.
Here are 15 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Düsseldorf
The wonderful Art-Nouveau Münster Therme bath is housed in an original building dating back to 1902. After enjoying the pool and historic ambience, head underground to the relaxing Salt Grotto, home to 20 tons of Himalayan salt, which is said to have many health benefits. Saunas and massages are available too.
Want to swim but prefer a more active setting than what you’ll find at Münster Therme? Then splash the day away at Düsselstrand. The temperature is always comfortable at this family-friendly indoor waterpark, which has everything from waterslides to hot tubs.
3. Climb Higher
Challenge yourself and take on the 640 square meter indoor climbing wall at MOVE Kletterhalle. If you’re new to climbing, no need to worry – they offer a one hour beginner course (available in English upon request) with a trained instructor to get you started.
4. Let It Snow
Hit the snowy slopes at Alpenpark Neuss, the first indoor ski hall in Germany. Just minutes from Düsseldorf, it is open year-round and features trails for beginner through advanced skiers and snowboarders. Haven’t tried skiing/snowboarding, or just need to brush up on your skills? Lessons are available too.
5. Get Active
Cosmo Sports is a 21,000 square meter indoor sports complex, which makes it a paradise on a rainy day in Düsseldorf. Here you can try everything from Badminton to Bowling, Tennis, Football, darts, billiards and more. After you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s also an on-site restaurant.
6. Enjoy the Café Culture
Warm up and re-energize with a delicious coffee at our partner cafés around the city.
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the best things to do on a rainy day in Düsseldorf, but the main terminal at Düsseldorf Airport is open to the general public. It’s home to great restaurants, cafes, and shops all under one roof. Oh, and it’s open on Sundays too.
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AirHop Park is the city’s first trampoline arena and features a big indoor arena packed with interconnected trampolines, plus fun extras like Basketball Slam Dunk, a foam pit and Dodgeball courts.
Kick off your shoes and learn about Japanese culture with a self guided tour of the traditional Japanese house and temple at EKŌ-Haus. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported half a world away.
Take a tour of the historic Schmittmann Distillery in Düsseldorf-Niederkassel. It dates back to 1818 and produces high quality spirits such as gin and hazelnut liquor.
11. Glow Golfing
Try indoor mini golf with a twist – at Glowing Rooms the course is illuminated by blacklight and players are provided special 3-D glasses to make things even more fun.
12. Have a Bowl
Head to Bowling World Düsseldorf for a few hours of fun, and be sure to check out their daily special offers such as After Work Bowling.
13. See a Show
The Kom(m)ödchen Theater has been hosting creative shows in their unique space since 1947, so be sure to check their website for show dates. For more great theater and entertainment options, check out this helpful list by the Düsseldorf Tourismus bureau.
Car or motorcycle enthusiast? Head to Classic Remise Düsseldorf and check out the huge collection of vintage vehicles housed in a historic roundhouse for locomotives. Finally, there’s also a shop and restaurant on site, making this an easy place to spend some time.
15. Watch a Movie
Want to see an English language movie? Check out this listing by Kino.de which gives you a handy overview of movies playing in their original language (OV) at theaters throughout Düsseldorf.
The Düsseldorfer Filmkunstkinos are a collection of 5 small cinemas across the city, each with its own unique character and charm. Most showings are high quality independent films or documentaries.
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