Leisure and culture in Düsseldorf

Enjoy Düsseldorf with the IIK – make friends, experience culture

Düsseldorf – Quality of life from art to sport

The state capital on the Rhine offers a wide range of attractions

Located in the heart of Europe, Düsseldorf is one of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide. There is a wide range of sights to see: architecture and modern flair can be experienced in the Media Harbor with the wide view from the Rhine Tower over the entire city and Gehry buildings. A walk along the Rhine promenade leads one to the old town, which is also known as "the longest bar in the world" with its 250 pubs, restaurants, cafés, bars, breweries and discos. Königsallee, or Kö for short, is one of Europe's leading luxury shopping streets and leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to shopping. The boulevard on the Stadtgraben is also worth a visit thanks to its impressive old trees. Those looking for peace and nature will find it in the green spaces and parks throughout the city, which invite visitors to take a break or engage in sporting activities.

Art and culture are also highly valued in the Rhine metropolis, with a variety of museums and galleries ranging from contemporary art to the baroque Benrath Palace. Carnival and major cultural events such as Japan Day or the Rhine Fair are also particularly popular. Düsseldorf's cultural and gastronomic diversity has something to offer for every taste. Therewith, the cosmopolitan city has ranked 6th for several years in a row in Mercer's annual independent survey of quality of life in world cities.


Learning a language requires a lot of perseverance. Free time is just as important. You can enjoy it together with the IIK and our wide range of activities. Here you are free to relax, explore yourself and the surroundings with friends. Together with students from all over the world you can experience German and European culture. Visit exciting cultural highlights, take part in our sports activities or explore other cities in NRW and abroad with us.

To the current IIK leisure program:

IIK Leisure Dashboard

Diverse leisure activities all year round

Varieties of IIK program

Sport and Fit
We stay active together!

A rolling stone gathers no moss! Get off the couch and join us. We are motivated and use Düsseldorf's diverse indoor and outdoor offers regularly - in good but also in bad weather.

  • Bowling
  • Picnic & Sport
  • Bouldering
  • City Rally
  • Skating
  • Roller skating
Parties & Events
Let's party!

There's never a dull moment with us, especially if you like to party. We organize events for you like karaoke nights, IIK get-togethers, board game gatherings and barbecues where staff, teachers, students and even Düsseldorfers come together.

  • Get together party
  • Board game meeting
  • Barbecue
  • Cooking studio
  • Carnival
Art & Culture
Art and culture can not live alone, as well as life without them!

In 25 museums in Düsseldorf everyone will find something for his soul. Through regular visits to museums, cinemas and theaters, you can experience the multifaceted world of art and culture in Düsseldorf with us.

  • Museum visits
  • Theater visits
  • Cinema evenings
  • Night of the museums Düsseldorf
We discover Europe together!

Thanks to Düsseldorf's central location, we have the opportunity to visit many popular European cities, such as Cologne (Cologne Cathedral), Amsterdam (canal city), Brussels (capital of Europe), or Luxembourg (UNESCO World Heritage fortress walls).

  • Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • Luxembourg: Luxembourg City
  • Belgium: Brussels, Bruges, Ghent
  • Germany: Cologne, Bonn, Aachen, Heidelberg
Info events
We inform you!

In addition to numerous cultural and leisure activities, the IIK also organizes information evenings on topics that are important when entering university and working life.

  • Info evening: Working & Living in Germany
  • Info evening for medical professionals
  • Visiting universities
May the best win!

Because boredom is not an option with us, we keep things exciting with our interactive contests, tournaments or team games. We are not only about winning, but also about improving the language through fun.

  • Photo contest
  • Secret Santa
  • Soccer World Cup/EM betting game
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Advent calendar campaign

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