My sweeties, together with one of my all-time favourite fashion brands mint&berry*, I took a stroll around my own, relatively new, hometown Dusseldorf to discover it anew and share my finds with you guys. I’ve been living here for a little over a year now and I guess I know most of the must-see places, now. But what about the hidden, little gems? Well, in this post, I’m gonna show you my six utterly favourite hot spots of this town, because really:
Dusseldorf is so much more than just the Königsallee!
For these pictures, Max and I created somewhat more of an editorial look and of course, I’m wearing my favourite pieces from mint&berry*. All the information about the pieces I am wearing, you’ll find under each location description, further down.
Do you know Dusseldorf? If so, what’s your favourite place? Do let me know in the comment section! And now, enjoyyyyy!
In the middle of probably the oldest part of Dusseldorf, you can still find many old, beautiful houses that remind me so much of Paris. Exactly what I love. If you are a lover of this kind of architecture, you’ll fall in love with this place, too.
The Carlsplatz itself isn’t just an ordinary square, though. It’s a daily market and the shops are open every day (except Sunday’s) under the open sky. It’s a nice mix of a farmer’s market and a place to sit, eat and drink.
You’ll definitely find anything that you’ll need right there: flowers, cheese, cakes, coffee, meat and cold drinks. It’s a place to discover and I repeatedly do that. The people are just so nice, too, so I’m always leaving as a happy girl because of the great vibes of this market!
2. BERGINE FLOWERS
Located in Grabenstraße 6, in Dusseldorf’s old town, you’ll find the most beautiful flower shop in town. I believe there is none more beautiful! This was also one of the very first places Max showed me when I was new in Dusseldorf. Now, I always take the turn into that street to just have a look at the new plants when I’m around. I just love the deco elements and the arrangements.
Even the building is so beautiful and Parisian. I think this is my favourite building in Dusseldorf’s old town and it’s actually perfect for taking outfit pictures, hehe.
3. BEYOND STUDIOS
A real secret hint is the fantastic concept store “Beyond Studios”, located at Stresemannstraße 8 in Dusseldorf. I was so happy when I found this little gem about 2 months ago by accident.
But what’s so special about Beyond Studios? Well, there, youÄll find all kinds of minimalist, Scandi fashion brands and some interior stuff as well. Moreover, they have their own little jungle corner where they sell cacti and monstera plants which is just sooooo nice!
And my absolute and utter favourite part about this store? The sweet girls working there always serve you a nice, self-made drink, for free! How nice is that?!
4. LAURA’S DELI
Located directly at Carlsplatz 1 (see above), you’ll find one of my favourite breakfast- and lunch spots around town. A lovely place for a small break or a nice meeting. If you like the bloggers’ favourite drink, you’ll definitely get a great Matcha Latte here, too, or a cold pressed juice.
But equally as much, the food is a show stopper. Good, natural food like salads and bagels is what they do best and isn’t a salad just the right thing at lunch, so you won’t drop into carbs-coma!
Consequently, Laura’s Deli is the perfect, central and friendly café that you can visit at any time of the day (except for dinner and drinks). If you should ever find yourself nearby, definitely check it out!
5. PURE FREUDE (BACKYARDS IN DUSSELDORF)
In Dusseldorf, you’ll find soo many beautiful backyards, I still can hardly believe it! Sometimes, those little gems are so well hidden, that you could hardly believe the beauty of nature hiding behind those (usually not locked) doors. Pure magic, truly!
At Hohe Straße 19, you’ll find a backyard which is part of the café Pure Freude. There, you’ll get the nicest pastries and can enjoy the calm silence of the backyard while totally forgetting you’re in the middle of the city. It’s such a calm place, perfect for a small time-out!
6. JAPANESE GARDEN AT NORDPARK DUSSELDORF
In this park, thanks to the location itself, Manga and Anime fans meet every Saturday to celebrate their costumes, themselves, their favourite Animes and have a little photo shooting and picnic.
In fact, it really does feel like Japan in this park, what with all the trees, the water and the all over construction of the park. Really lovely.
So, if you ever feel like a short trip to another culture without going too far, the Japanese Garden in Dusseldorf’s Nordpark is the perfect address!