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The Best Workshops and Classes in Düsseldorf

English Version (Deutsche Version Hier)

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.)

 Craft Cocktails

Bar
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)

Sushi Workshop

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

Tea & Calligraphy

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.

Teezeremonien
Take part in a real Japanese Tea ceremony hosted by EKŌ-Haus. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour.

Shodo Kalligraphie
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

Grillen + BBQ

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

Photography Workshop

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

Art & Design

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

Ski Lessons (yes, even in the summer!)

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

Wine Tastings

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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Wadokyo Workshops

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

Beer + Comedy

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

P.S. Prefer a more straightforward look into how Düsseldorf Altbier is made? Zum Schlüssel also offers a traditional brewery tour, as do other excellent local breweries such as Schumacher and Uerige.

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Cooking School

Kochschule im Medienhafen
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 – 

Chocolate Making

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 Workshop

PLUP - Planet Upcycling

Foto: PLUP – Planet Upcycling

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

Bonsai Workshop

Bonsaiwerkstatt
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.

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenna
    4. January 2018 at 8:25

    Hey there! Great post!

    I’m always looking for new things to experience around Düsseldorf and seem to always have a hard time finding workshops and courses in English. I don’t mind taking the German classes, but it means I can’t bring any of my English speaking friends along to join. It doesn’t look like many of the ones you mentioned above host English classes, do you happen to know of any that do?

    Looking forward to your response!

    Best,

    Jenna

    • Reply
      Düsseldorf Now
      23. January 2018 at 20:08

      Hi Jenna, thank you for your comment! Sorry for the delay.

      I know of a handful of English language workshops in Düsseldorf. For instance, MOVE Kletterhalle offers climbing lessons in English upon request and I’ve heard great things about the cooking classes at La Cucina di Casa. Have you tried any others? I’d
      be interested to hear your recommendations and please feel free to keep in touch.

      Best wishes,
      Nouri

  • Reply
    Deb
    6. March 2018 at 17:26

    Hello, really great post. I am also comfortable to join Workshop in English. Specially interested in cooking classes and painting Workshop. thanks for the post. Perhaps, someone can also give me Information for english painting classes (prefered Acrylic).

    Thanks
    B.Deb

    • Reply
      Düsseldorf Insider
      11. March 2018 at 15:20

      Hi Deb,

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post! La Cucina di Casa offers cooking classes in English. As to painting classes in English, we will keep looking and let you know if we find something. Thanks again!

      Best Wishes,
      Nouri

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