What To Buy In Dusseldorf, Germany

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Welcome to Düsseldorf, Germany! This Western gem of a city is known for its modern architecture, fashion, and art. It is even rated as the sixth most livable city in terms of quality of life. Here you’ll always find yourself with plenty of things to do, see, and eat. This trip will be definitely one for the books. Of course, you can’t go home without something to remember it by. You can (and also should) get your friends and family a souvenir or two. And we’ve made it easier for you to decide as we’ve listed some items you want to check out while you are in the city. Keep on reading to see our suggestions of what to buy in Düsseldorf, Germany.

1. Lowensenf Classic Mustard

Noch halten wir unsere guten Vorsätze für das neue Jahr. Deshalb gibt es heute einen leichten Salat mit Garnelen und Honig-Senf-Dressing. Was für gute Vorsätze habt ihr euch gesetzt?

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Remake your German sandwiches back at home and make sure to grab yourself a bottle of their famous Lowensenf Classic Mustard to go with it. The Lowensenf Classic Mustard has been around since 1903 and is readily available in supermarkets. It is affordable yet it is sure to make a simple and tasty souvenir for those families and relatives who love a good sandwich or salad.

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2. Nutcracker

If ever you catch yourself in a Dusseldorf Christmas market, you should also buy their authentic German nutcracker. If not, there are always souvenir shops that sell dozens of unique memorabilia including this nutcracker. And if you’re curious to know what a classic German nutcracker looks like, be sure to check if it is made of traditional wood. Another tip - make sure your nutcracker can also still crack nuts - it’s not always about the aesthetic.

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3. Altbier

Enjoyed German beer? Chances are you might have already tasted their Altbier beer. If not, then why not buy yourself a bottle of this specially crafted beer. This Düsseldorf specialty is actually German-style Brown Ale that have been conditioned and kept for really long periods of time. The Altbier is a balance of hop and malt flavors but there are also floral and fruity mixes. We’re sure your husband, dad, boyfriend, brother or guy friend will love a bottle.

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4. Christmas ornaments

The magical thing about Düsseldorf is you’ll find Christmas markets all year-round. So while you are it, we encourage to take advantage and go shopping for your Christmas ornaments. You’ll find Düsseldorf’s Christmas ornaments to be unique and specially crafted. Most of them are made from wood portraying German-looking soldiers, animals, bells, and other common Christmas symbols. Buy bulk to get them in wholesale price and go decorate your house back home with these one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments.

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5. Cherry schnapps

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Looking for something for the ladies? Then you have to take home some cherry schnapps with you. Germany is quite known for their schnapps - apples, pears, and even cherries. Their fruit brandies taste as good as it looks. One of the most popular schnapps is cherry schnapps made from morello cherries. And because it is popular among both tourists and locals, you can find cherry schnapps almost everywhere. They are readily available in almost any liquor store and sometimes the supermarket, too. They are usually sold in 750 ml (25.3 fl oz) bottles.

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6. Fortuna soccer gear

Big fan of soccer? Show some support and love for the Düsseldorf’s home grown football club. Get yourself some Fortuna merchandise and gear. Founded in 1895, this football club turned team have won various championships since 1993. A plus - you also get to learn more about their players, team, and history behind it. Their official colors are also red and white. Get your children, friends, and/or officemates some Fortuna gear they can show off.

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7. Beer steins

Drink your beer in style and take home a beautiful beer stein with you. These intricately-designed steins would make a beautiful gift for anyone who drinks and drinks beer. There are plenty of designs to choose from - vintage, Oktoberfest, historical, nautical, character, mythical and many more. Germans can get very creative with their beer steins so there’s sure to be a design for you. If you’re feeling extra, you can also have your own beer stein personalized.

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8. Killepitsch

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You might miss the nightlife in Düsseldorf. Then take home with you a bottle or two of Killepitsch to remember those night outs. Killepitsch is a popular herb liqueur that is red in color and flavored with fruits, berries, herbs, and spices. The famous recipe for Killepitsch comes from the Busch family dating back to 1858. This is perfect for any and every wine enthusiast. It’s also a pretty healthy choice, too.

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9. Dusseldorf Cartwheeler

Ever heard of the Dusseldorf Cartwheeler? Radschläger in German is one of the oldest and well-known traditions of Dusseldorf that eventually turned into an iconic symbol and now in landmarks around the city. The symbol came from the custom of children who run for joy while making cartwheels on the street. So don’t be surprised when you find the Dusseldorf Cartwheelers in key chains, bags, mugs, and many other souvenirs everywhere. It’s a simple yet symbolic souvenir to get your friends or children.

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10. Postcards of historic events in Dusseldorf

Who doesn’t love or appreciate hand-written cards or notes? Here in Dusseldorf, there are plenty of stores and souvenir shops that sell all kinds of postcards. We recommend those postcards with historic events of the city. If you have the time, you can even send a written one to your friends and family from Dusseldorf yourself. Sending postcards is always a sweet and thoughtful gesture.

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Bring Düsseldorf home with you

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There’s something charming about this western gem of a city. With plenty to do, see, and even eat - there’s a lot you can bring home, too. Bring home Düsseldorf with you so you can always remember this place by. Whether it’s a simple postcard, Düsseldorf cartwheeler, personalized beer stein, or some fancy Cherry schnapps, you’re sure to find it in this city. Be sure to buy a thing or two from our list of what to buy in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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