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Looking for a truly unique date idea, or that perfect gift for someone special? Believe it or not, workshops and courses can actually be a lot of fun, and they’re a great way to reconnect.
So, unleash your creativity and get ready to have a great time – here are our picks for the best workshops and classes in Düsseldorf:
(Please note that details listed may change from time to time, double check before booking.)
Work your magic as you mix (and taste!) 10 different cocktails with guidance from skilled bartenders. You’ll be treated to an Asian fusion buffet during the break and receive your own recipe book so you can show off your newfound talent at your next party.
Where: Bar Ellington or Melody (click here for details)
Join the talented ManThei Sushi chefs as they teach you the art of sushi making, from nigiri to maki and beyond. You’ll receive a drink, an original ManThei apron and a DIY sushi booklet as a gift. And of course the tasty sushi you make is yours to enjoy.
Where: ManThei – Bachstraße 1, Düsseldorf
The EKŌ-Haus hosts various programs and courses that give you a glimpse into authentic Japanese culture. Some course highlights are listed below, and while you’re there be sure to visit the traditional Japanese house, temple and garden – it’s a fun and truly immersive cultural experience.
Take part in a real Japanese Tea ceremony hosted by EKŌ-Haus. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour.
Learn the fine art of Shodo Calligraphy first hand, which is performed with a traditional Japanese paint brush and ink. The artwork you create is yours to keep.
Where: Both courses take place at EKŌ Haus – Brüggener Weg 6, Düsseldorf
Das Grillfachgeschäft hosts workshops in a stylish, renovated space inside a historic factory building, which means you can enjoy them all year long. Workshops range from how to cook the perfect steak and burger to other special themes. Food and drinks (including wine & beer) are included in the price.
Where: Das Grillfachgeschäft – Wiesenstr. 51, Düsseldorf
For all you photography fans out there, NRW Fotoschule can help you capture better shots and have a lot of fun while doing it. Courses offered include night photography, photo composition and much more.
Where: NRW-Fotoschule, Heerdter Landstrasse 245, Düsseldorf
The Museum Kunstpalast offers various courses on art related topics such as monotype printing, drawing and painting. Courses change often and prices vary, so keep an eye on their events page to see what’s on this month.
Where: Museum Kunstpalast
Though not technically in Düsseldorf, this one is so “cool” that we just had to include it. If you need a break from the summer heat or just want to get ready for ski season, visit Alpenpark Neuss for their beginner through advanced ski lessons with professional instructors.
Where: Alpenpark Neuss – An der Skihalle 1, Neuss
Improve your wine knowledge or simply sample a special selection of wines at Jacques. Numerous wine seminars, workshops and tastings are held at multiple locations throughout the city.
Where: Jacques Locations in Düsseldorf (Click Here)
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of learning to play an instrument. And one of the things that makes Düsseldorf a great city is that it’s full of surprises. During this workshop you’ll learn the basic rhythms and techniques of Japanese Taiko drumming while having a blast. Wadokyo Taiko Akademie offers a variety of classes and workshops.
Where: WADOKYO Taiko Akademie, Hansaallee 321, 40549 Düsseldorf
Need to let loose? Hosted by comedian Lars Hohlfeld, “Freucht Fröhlich”, brings beer and comedy together in a funny and lighthearted 55 minute experience that will teach you all about Düsseldorf’s local brew, Altbier. During the tour you’ll get a peek at the brewing process, visit the cellar and of course receive a glass of Altbier.
Where: Zum Schlüssel – Bolkerstr. 41-47, Düsseldorf
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Kochschule im Medienhafen hosts cooking classes with a lot of heart, a good atmosphere, nice people & of course delicious food. Also hosts private & company culinary events.
Where: Kochschule im Medienhafen – Stromstraße 47, Düsseldorf
Join award winning chocolatier & pastry chef Kathrin Lohaus of Bittersüß & Edelweiss as she shares the techniques and skills necessary to make amazing artisan pralines. Raw materials, snacks and soft drinks are provided.
Where: Bittersüß & Edelweiss – Lorettostr. 41, Düsseldorf
Upcycling is the process of turning “waste” into wonderful things. Let your imagination take flight and see what interesting things you can dream up at one of the workshops by Planet Upcycling.
Where: PLUP – Planet Upcycling – Ackerstraße 168b, Düsseldorf
For a totally unique experience, try your hand at the art of bonsai. Bonsaiwerkstatt offers a course for beginners. You will receive a plant (juniper, yew or pine) to craft and design with guidance from a bonsai expert. The finished plant is yours to keep.
Where: Bonsaiwerkstatt – Hammer Dorfstraße 167, Düsseldorf
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Please note: Information above may change from time to time, please check with individual businesses for full details.