Just a 1 hour and 20 minute flight from Newcastle is Düsseldorf international airport. With regular flights from all over the U.K., it makes a perfect December getaway that’s guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.
We flew on a Friday afternoon and returned Sunday afternoon, it was a short visit but was just enough to see the best that the city has to offer.
It’s really easy to catch the train from the airport into the city, the S11 train dropped us of about 3 minutes walk away from our hotel.
We stayed in the brand new Holiday Inn Dusseldorf City Toulouser All. The rooms are what you can typically expect from a 3 star hotel in Europe, but the breakfast was one of the best I’ve had in any hotel all year, Sean was over the moon and raved about the breakfast all weekend.
We spend Saturday morning walking along the river front and admiring the view from the top of the Rheinturm tower, a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower with a bar/cafe at the top, it cost €8 per person to ride to the top, once you got up there there drinks and snacks are an ok price considering where you are.
If your in Germany during December then visiting a Christmas Markets is a must! We went to quite a few, my favourite was the one next to Jan-Wellem-Platz, it was abit more spread out and didn’t seem as busy.
The food is fantastic and we tried as much as we could fit in our bellies. (Which is a lot!) We spent Friday night and Saturday night wandering about, stuffing our faces.
We will certainly be returning to Germany but hopefully when it’s abit warmer.