Historic Dusseldorf Carriage Ride with a Barrel of Alt

1.5 Hours
Global Essentials

From (USD) $635 Per Person

Historic Dusseldorf Carriage Ride with a Barrel of Alt

1.5 Hours
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From (USD) $635 Per Person

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      Historic Dusseldorf Carriage Ride with a Barrel of Alt

      Dusseldorf, Germany
      From (USD) $635 Per Person
      • Horse-drawn carriage: Tour in style with a foamy smile as you trot around Old Town with a 10-liter barrel of dark, semisweet Altbier, a favorite local specialty.
      • The sights: "Old beer" perfectly complements Old Town's landmarks, from the general revelry of the promenade on the Rhine and the trendy Media Center to the Baroque boutiques and homes around Carlsplatz.
      • No stresses on the strasses: Take a sip and relax. The streets unwind into the internationally famous "longest bar in the world," a festive realm of gas lamp charm and cosmopolitan camaraderie.
      About this Dusseldorf Tour

      Everything Alt is new again.

      The traditional brew of this region of the Rhine is being discovered around the world, with breweries opening in Britain, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the U. S. –from Texas and North Carolina to Maryland, Michigan, and Alaska.

      But if Dusseldorfers knew about the Altbier boom, they'd burst that bubble. The way they see it, there's only one place to get it: the 260 or so places – pubs, restaurants, and brew houses – in the one-square-kilometer heart of Old Town. It's like going to Mumbai for strudel, or to Rome for sushi.

      No. You only get a proper Altbier here, where you can be sure it's properly "top-fermented" – aged longer, at a cooler temperature which in itself is an old brewing style). Then it's served by special waiters in a special glass, with the understanding that an empty glass begets a new one, schnell.

      In the U.S., the top-selling beer is represented by a team of eight sturdy specimens of the Clydesdale breed. This tour isn't that. It's your own private barrel of Alt, on a relaxed carriage ride through the most scenic part of Dusseldorf. There won't be eight horses, and they won't be huge Clydesdales. But as anyone here will tell you, it's what's in the barrel that should be sturdy. 

      Tippling rivalry

      In brewing process, color, and pub customs, Altbier shares some similarities with Kolsch, brewed 20 miles south in Cologne. But don't say that in Dusseldorf. And don't order a Kolsch either, unless you want to be treated like some kind of uncivilized boor. The Rhine country neighbors are far from neighborly; ordering an Alt in Cologne earns equal disdain there.

      Getting prepared
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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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