Düsseldorf and Berlin are among the 10 Largest Cities in Germany. Düsseldorf occupies the seventh place with 612,178 inhabitants while Berlin with 3,520,031 inhabitants occupies the first place.

Düsseldorf or Berlin?

1. Düsseldorf x Berlin Overview

Düsseldorf PhotoDüsseldorf

Berlin, largest city in GermanyBerlin – ©Alejandro Cartagena

Düsseldorf is located in western Germany along the Rhine. It is the second largest city by population in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is known for its trendy stores and also for the beautiful Schloss Benrath.

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany, with several attractions and famous sights such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral. You will certainly breathe a lot of history and get an idea of how the city was divided after the Second World War.

2. Hotels

Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf©Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf

Hotel Adlon Berlin©Hotel Adlon Berlin

In Düsseldorf the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 76 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 300.

And in Berlin, the average price of a 3-star hotel is USD 76 and a 5-star hotel is USD 233.

3. Shopping

Shopping area in DüsseldorfDüsseldorf – ©Yan Van Nerum

Mall in BerlinBerlin – ©KP Ivanov

Düsseldorf offers excellent shopping venues such as Galeria Kaufhof and Kö Shopping Mall. You will find luxury brands in the elegant Königsallee.

Berlin is home to the famous KaDeWe department store, and the city’s most fashionable area is the Kurfürstendamm.

4. Museums

Museum in DüsseldorfDüsseldorf

Museum in BerlinBerlin – ©Reiseuhu

Düsseldorf offers excellent museums options such as the Kunstsammlung, the Goethe Museum and others.

In Berlin it is possible to visit the Museum Island, a complex with 5 museums on an island on the banks of the Spree. In addition to this museum complex, the city offers other options of world-class museums.

5. Parks

A beautiful park in DüsseldorfDüsseldorf

Tiergarten in BerlinBerlin – ©Adam Vradenburg

Düsseldorf is home to beautiful gardens and parks like Hofgarten and Nord Park.

The Tiergarten is the most popular urban park in Berlin with an area of 520 acres. It is also considered one of the largest urban parks in Germany.

6. Palaces

Benrath Palace in DüsseldorfDüsseldorf

Charlottenburg in BerlinBerlin – Dmitry Makeev

Schloss Benrath is Düsseldorf‘s most famous palace, built in the 18th century as a summer residence.

In Berlin, the largest palace complex is Charlottenburg, which was destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt.

7. Day Trips

Cologne, day trip from DüsseldorfCologne

Dresden, day trip from BerlinDresden – ©Nicole Kurtze

From Düsseldorf it is possible to combine a day trip to destinations such as Cologne, Bonn, Ruhr and Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

And from Berlin it is possible to visit the beautiful cities of Potsdam, Schwerin, Dresden on a day trip.

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