Germany’s seventh largest city and capital of the state of Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf known is a fashion capital and is a popular business and conference destination. The city is divided by the Rhine River, with the old town (Altstadt) and most of the population living on the east bank, while the commercial center is on the west bank. Running in Düsseldorf is pleasure, with lovely parks and paths anchored by the river, and more pastoral areas right nearby.
As a relatively compact city, the best places to run in Düsseldorf are somewhat overlapping. The signature runs revolve around paths the Rhine river paths, and the Hoftgarten and Rheinpark that are adjacent to the Altstadt and some of the city’s main shopping streets. There’s also nice waterside running in continually improving harbor area. Südpark is Düsseldorf’s largest park and very popular for running. For neighborhoods, we like Gerresheim and **. For some hills and trails near the city, head to the forest trails of Grafenberger Wald and Aaper Wald.
Like most German cities, Düsseldorf has excellent transport, a combination of local subway (U-bahn) and longer distance (S-bahn) trails, plus a complement of buses and trams/trolleys. Climate is moderate, with cool winters and warm summers.