1. Himmel & Ähd
Himmel & Ähd is a traditional Rhenish restaurant named after the regional speciality of mashed potatoes, baked onions and applesauce topped off with a healthy helping of fried black pudding. Wash it all down with some Füchschen Altbier – the malty beer of the city.
Kaffee und kuchen (coffee and cake) is a time-honoured afternoon tradition throughout Germany, but Bar & Lounge M 168 makes it a Düsseldorf speciality with seating inside the Rheinturm (Rhine Tower) and amazing views down the Rhine River.
Düsseldorf has one of the largest Japanese communities in Europe and the influx of postwar immigrants has given the city a thriving Japanese culinary scene. Join the line at Naniwa Noodles & Soups in Little Tokyo for a comforting bowl of shoyu (soy sauce) or miso ramen. naniwa.de
Germany is not just the land of bratwurst and lederhosen. It is, in fact, an immigrant nation, and restaurant Vente is embracing that legacy with modern updates to traditional Rhenish cuisine by infusing touches from the region’s immigrant cultures. Drop by this restaurant – located on a quieter corner of the city’s busy Altstadt (Old Town) – to sample their traditional kalbsleber (calf’s liver) served alongside blood sausage and sauerkraut.
5. Beuys Bar
Renowned German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys is said to have enjoyed a drink or two at some of the surrounding Altstadt bars. Today, Beuys Bar in the district honours the artist’s legacy in the form of cocktails, while images of and quotes by Beuys adorn the walls.
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This article was originally published in the September 2018 issue of SilverKris magazine