2: Flingern Districts

Exploring the Best of Düsseltal, Düsseldorf

May 21, 2016

A family friendly borough of Düsseldorf and home of the old Zoological Gardens, Düsseltal is an awesome area filled with delicious one-of-a-kind restaurants, local shops and beautiful city nature. Lotta Leben, English-speaking expat from Finland residing in Düsseltal/Flingern, Düsseldorf is sharing her wonderful tips about the best of her neighborhood.


What are the best food spots in your district?

  • Suli’s cafe: Great for breakfast and a nice for a glass of wine outside in the summer
  • Sennhütte: Also a nice location for a glass of wine
  • Banh boyo: A recently new and cool Vietnamese place, nice little dishes for a snack or a big meal
  • Luang prabang: Pricey but worth the money, reserve a table well in advance. Nice cocktails.
  • Okra:  Ethiopian place where you eat with your hands off a plate of sour dough bread.
  • Lotte: Good for some beers outside
  • Hüftgold:  Yummy cake
  • Böser Chinese: Hand-made noodles and a nice atmosphere


What are the best things to do in Düsseltal?

  • Head to Zoopark for a walk and hanging out in the sun
  • Breakfast at Suli’s
  • Flingern at night, an event in May
  • Wandering through Ackerstrasse and checking out all the little hipster shops, smoothie bars and second-hand shops
  • Finally ending up at Cafe Hüftgold for a coffee and piece of cake and/or ice-cream at Normann’s Eisfabrik


What are your favourite shops in Düsseltal?


What types of entertainment are offered in Düsseltal?

  • Düsselstrand: For swimming and sauna – the sauna area was renovated last year and is really nice now, my favourite in Düsseldorf
  • Stadtwerke “park”: Just opposite Düsselstrand: free beach volley court, skateboarding etc.
  • Golden Fass DüsseldorfSports bar with pool tables, darts and kegeln (German bowling)


What are the best “Nature Spots” in your district?


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