The Best Workshops and Classes in Düsseldorf
Looking for a truly unique date idea, or that perfect gift for someone special? Believe it or not, workshops and courses can actually be fun and they’re a great way to reconnect with your partner or friends. So, unleash your creativity and get ready to have a great time — here are the best workshops and classes in Düsseldorf:
Work your magic as you mix (and taste!) 10 different cocktails with guidance from skilled bartenders. You’ll be treated to an Asian fusion buffet during the break and receive your own recipe book so you can show off your newfound talent at your next party.
Price: 49.99€ (3 hours)
Where: Bar Ellington or Melody (click here for details)
Join the talented ManThei Sushi chefs as they teach you how to master the art of sushi making, from nigiri to maki and beyond. You’ll receive a drink, an original ManThei apron and a DIY sushi booklet as a gift. And of course the sushi you make is yours to enjoy.
Price: 84€ (2 hours, includes tools and ingredients)
Where: ManThei — Bachstraße 1, Düsseldorf
Seriously, who doesn’t love desert? At Genusswerkstatt you can learn how to make popular goodies such as Cake Pops, Macarons or Cupcakes. The food you prepare is yours to take home.
Price: from 65€ (includes 2 soft drinks and a light snack)
Where: Genusswerkstatt — Fürstenwall 61, Düsseldorf
For something totally unique, try your hand at the art of bonsai. During this course for beginners you will receive a plant (juniper, yew or pine) to craft and design with guidance from a bonsai expert. The finished plant is yours to keep.
Price: 79€ (includes materials and access to tools)
Where: Bonsaiwerkstatt — Hammer Dorfstraße 167, Düsseldorf
Das Grillfachgeschäft hosts workshops in a stylish, renovated space inside a historic factory building, which means you can enjoy them all year long. Workshops range from how to cook the perfect steak or burger to special themes such as French country cooking. Food and drinks (including wine & beer) are included in the price.
Price: Varies by Workshop
Where: Das Grillfachgeschäft — Wiesenstr. 51, Düsseldorf
Looking for adventure? Check out the beginner’s Rock Climbing course at MOVE Kletterhalle. This is a sure fire way to make some memories. The one hour course is designed to give you a taste of how fun rock climbing can be. This class can be booked on short notice, and it’s even available in other languages upon request.
Price: 18€, minimum of two people required
Where: MOVE Kletterhalle — Diepenstraße 83, Düsseldorf
The EKŌ-Haus hosts various programs and courses that give you a glimpse into authentic Japanese culture. Some course highlights are listed below, and while you’re there be sure to visit the traditional Japanese house, temple and garden — it’s a fun and truly immersive cultural experience.
Learn the fine art of Shodo Calligraphy first hand, which is performed with a traditional Japanese paint brush and ink. The artwork you create is yours to keep.
Price: 165€ (includes materials and tools)
Where: Both courses take place at EKŌ Haus — Brüggener Weg 6, Düsseldorf
Coffee fans are sure to enjoy this hands on workshop by Tamas Fejer, the master roaster at Kaffeeschmiede. You’ll have the opportunity to create latte art and even roast your own fresh coffee, which is yours to keep. Yum!
Where: Kaffeeschmiede — Belsenstr. 11, Düsseldorf
Join award winning chocolatier & pastry chef Kathrin Lohaus as she shares the techniques and skills necessary to make amazing artisan chocolates.
Praline Course Craft various pralines during this 4.5–5 hour course. The chocolates you prepare, about 1 kg in all, will be beautifully wrapped and are yours to enjoy.
Price: 119€ (includes ingredients, recipes, drinks and a snack)
Hexenhaus Course During this single-day (10. Dez.) course, participants will create their own chocolate house that will make a festive (and edible!) decoration for the holidays.
Price: 89€ (includes ingredients, recipes, drinks and a snack)
Where: Both courses take place at Bittersüß & Edelweiss — Lorettostr. 41, Düsseldorf
Frank Petzchen in Carlstadt hosts a selection of classes where you can polish your culinary skills and then savor your creations. Class topics range from Kobe Beef to Thai Street Food and Vegetarian dishes to name just a few, so there’s something for everyone.
Price: Varies by Course
Where: Frank Petzchen — Benrather Str. 6, Düsseldorf
For all you photography fans out there, NRW Fotoschule can help you capture better shots and have a lot of fun while doing it. Courses offered include night photography, photo composition and much more.
Price: Varies by Course
Where: NRW-Fotoschule, Heerdter Landstrasse 245, Düsseldorf
Stop by Manufattura, where you can hand paint ceramics such as plates, vases and figurines. You’ll have access to a large selection of colors, brushes, and engraving materials as you craft your artwork. The Louvre Museum worthy masterpiece you create is yours to keep.
Price: 13€ (ceramic pieces are extra and start at 4,90€)
Where: Manufattura — Schwerinstraße 7
The Museum Kunstpalast offers various courses on art related topics such as monotype printing, drawing and painting. Courses change often and prices vary, so keep an eye on their events page to see what’s on this month.
Price: Varies by Course
Where: Museum Kunstpalast
Though not technically in Düsseldorf, this one is so “cool” that we just had to include it. If you need a break from the summer heat or just want to get ready for ski season, visit Jever Skihalle in Neuss for their beginner through advanced ski lessons with professional instructors.
Price: from 69€ (includes: rental equipment, lift pass which can also be upgraded to day pass)
Where: Jever Fun Skihalle — An der Skihalle 1, Neuss
Improve your wine knowledge or simply sample a special selection of wines at Jacques. Numerous wine seminars, workshops and tastings are held at multiple locations throughout the city.
Price: Varies by Event
Where: Jacques Locations in Düsseldorf (Click Here)
Have some fun and test your improvisation skills at Improschule. Their night course series includes a total of 20 hours of instruction, followed by a final show to which all participants can invite their friends & family. (Participation in the final show is voluntary)
Price: 190€ (20 course hours)
Where: Improschule — Brinckmannstr. 15, Düsseldorf
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of learning to play an instrument. And one of the things that makes Düsseldorf a great city is that it’s full of surprises. During this workshop you’ll learn the basic rhythms and techniques of Japanese Taiko drumming while having a blast. Wadokyo Taiko Akademie offers a variety of classes and workshops.
Price: ab 50€
Where: WADOKYO Taiko Akademie, Hansaallee 321, 40549 Düsseldorf
Need to let loose? Hosted by comedian Lars Hohlfeld, “Freucht Fröhlich”, brings beer and comedy together in a funny and lighthearted 55 minute experience that will teach you all about Düsseldorf’s local brew, Altbier. During the tour you’ll get a peek at the brewing process, visit the cellar and of course receive a glass of Altbier.
Where: Zum Schlüssel — Bolkerstr. 41–47, Düsseldorf
P.S. — Prefer a more straightforward look into how Düsseldorf Altbier is made? Zum Schlüssel also offers a traditional brewery tour, as do other excellent local breweries such as Schumacher and Uerige.
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Originally published at duesseldorfnow.de.