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Beer gardens & country pubs

Canoo
This floating lounge and restaurant ranks high on Düsseldorfers’ popularity scale. In its cozy lounge corner on the upper deck, you can take it easy from morning until night, before enjoying the sunset with an Altbier and a mustard roast. But that’s far from everything. Lovers of exotic foods, pasta fans and breakfast aficionados get their money’s worth here. Tip: the Sunday brunch from 10 am to 3 pm.
›› Golzheim, Robert-Lehr-Ufer 19, Tel. 49 55 48 88, www.canoo-club.de

Café del Sol
A vacation within reach, an atmosphere for feeling at ease, set in a beautiful green landscape, with a fantastic view of the Rhine from the sun deck. Not far from the Lörick bathing beach, you can enjoy a cool drink in your lounge chair, and your happiness is already complete. The lounge area is used for various parties in summer, and well-known DJs are on the decks.
›› Lörick, Niederkasseler Deich 285, Tel. 5 07 39 24, www.cafe-del-sol.de

Galerie Burghof
Cult beer garden on the Rhine, near the royal palace. You sit picturesquely on old logs, under the chestnut shade trees in the summer and enjoy your Altbier from the barrel, delicious pancakes, and the many tasty snacks. This is especially recommended after a bike tour along the Rhine, and naturally for experiencing the beautiful sunset over Düsseldorf.
›› Kaiserswerth, Burgallee 1, Tel. 40 14 23, www.galerie-burghof.de

Liebevoll! in der Auermühle
Wonderfully suited to escape big-city stress for a few hours and set your soul free. Where could this ultimately be better than on the terrace at this lovingly designed beer garden? Here you find congeniality and a stylish setting as well as summer fun and a party atmosphere. Draft beer and tingly wines beckon here. So do the treats on the menu. They run the gamut from hearty to sublime, whatever the gourmet’s heart desires. Also popular with wedding parties.
›› 40882 Ratingen, Auermühle 1, Tel. 0 21 02/89 29 80, www.liebevoll.de

Rheinterrasse
A beer garden with an unhindered view of the Rhine, which can be reached on foot from the city center. The Rhine meadows stretch out alongside it. In summer, the ancient trees offer shady spots, and the beer tastes all the better there. Order classic snacks like pretzels and baked potatoes.
›› Pempelfort, Joseph-Beys-Ufer 33, Tel. 49 77 70, www.rheinterrasse-duesseldorf.de

Seh-Restaurant
Idyllically located right at the harbor of Lake Unterbacher, this beer garden and its panorama terrace offers an unhindered view of the water. Soups, salads, pancakes and hearty meat dishes are served on the terrace. The beer garden, which can be rented for private parties, has a grill and self-service counter.
›› Unterbach, Kleiner Torfbruch 31, Tel. 20 13 91, www.sehrestaurant.de

Beach clubs

Kiesgrube
The Kies­grube rocks in the sunshine. Partiers give their all on the dance floor or lie lazily on the sunbathing lawn. A vacation party mood quickly takes hold when the open-air DJ’s provide the celebrants with some relaxed tunes.
›› 41468 Neuss-Uedesheim, Am Blankenwasser, Betreiber/operator: Tribehouse GmbH, Tel. 0 21 31/5 65 70, www.tribehouse.com

Sonnendeck
Sand, lounge chairs, beach baskets, cool drinks and cool lounge music are an invitation to spend a short vacation here on the left side of the Rhine.
›› Lörick, Niederkasseler Deich 285, www.sonnendeck-loerick.de

Treibgut
Good-humored folks are washed up on the shore here and more than happy to stay. On the grounds of a steel mill, lounge chairs are strewn around the pool, amid palms and exotic plants. Awnings offer protection from the blazing sun, and cool cocktails provide refreshment. There are sausages, steaks and much more for barbecuing.
›› Lierenfeld, Ronsdorfer Str. 134, Tel. 73 03 50, www.treibgut-duesseldorf.de

Roof top bar

Tagomago Sunset
A vacation paradise above the roofs of the state capital. The Skylounge offers a swimming pool on a department store roof, along with plenty of sand, Ibiza flair, sun beds and lounge chairs. Spanish-Mediterranean food will sate your hunger, and there is an extensive drinks menu. Inobtrusive lounge music accentuates the scenery.
›› Stadtmitte, Galeria Kaufhof, Am Wehrhahn 1, (Entrance Tonhallenstraße), Tel. 0 211/244 599 43 (Gastronation GmbH), www.tagomago-­sunset.com