Europe’s largest open air food festival
If you’re a foodie and are interested in trying out new and good-quality dishes, a gourmet or you just enjoy good food and drink – this is a great festival for you. Enjoying food with your friends or family in a relaxed atmosphere is something very important for many of us and Düsseldorf is an elegant place for Europe’s largest open air food festival. Top gastronomy businesses as well as non-food businesses get together in Düsseldorf to offer fantastic food and high-quality drinks. There are plenty of different food options available including barbeques, light finger food and many more. German wines as well as wines and spirits from around the world are offered in the fancy white tents lined up along Kö Canal – giving visitors some time to enjoy the atmosphere.
August is a great time to visit Düsseldorf as the weather is usually pretty good with an average temperature of about 25°C. Most restaurants, bars and cafés have outside spaces to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining. The River Rhine’s beautiful promenade is for soaking up the relaxing atmosphere.
Where to stay? My recommendations:
I can highly recommend Ashley’s Garden, a family-run boutique hotel. The cosy British-style interior provides the perfect place to relax and unwind. The old town is around a 45-minute-walk (along the Rhine embankment) from the hotel: https://ashleysgarden.de/
The luxurious Derarg Livinghotel De Medici is ideally located in the heart of the old town. It has a very pretty courtyard to enjoy a meal outside and an impressive private art collection displayed throughout the hotel: https://www.deraghotels.de/hotel-duesseldorf/en/
If you prefer something a little more modest, I can recommend the modern, quirky (and not so expensive) Max Brown Hotel. It has a more casual approach with a cool, vintage-style interior: http://www.maxbrownhotels.com/midtown