What's the best place in Detroit

Vacation in Detroit

Cultural highlights as well as musical and industrial heritage in Motor City

Detroit is located in the American Midwest and is the largest city in the state of Michigan. It is located directly on the Canadian border, on the Detroit River between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. The city was founded in 1701 by French settlers as a place of the fur trade and over time has developed into the fourth largest city in the United States and an important trading center - especially for the auto industry.

The lively metropolis has around 700,000 inhabitants and is no longer an absolute insider tip only for Americans. In addition to the city's cultural and especially musically rich heritage, Detroit now scores with a wide variety of innovative shops, restaurants and bars, and attracts numerous visitors from all over the world.


  • Best travel time: May to September
  • Detroit is right on the border with Canada
  • The music genres Motown and Techno were born here

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Trendsetter, cultural capital, music metropolis - these are key words that best describe the great city of Detroit. Unite in the city numerousMuseums, excitingEvents and a diverse one international kitchen a successful mixture that warmly welcomes its visitors and has a lot to offer them. If you want to go on an exciting city break, you have come to the right place!

12:00 o'clock: The best way to get an overview of the beautiful city of Detroit is by bike. Just get on and head for the highlights of Detroit at your own pace. There are routes of various lengths for this - depending on the time, mood and mood, the right one is included. The rental stations usually offer a city map or give tips for interesting routes.

7:00 p.m .: After cycling you have earned something refreshing: The "Bobcat Bonnie’s" is the perfect location to end the first day comfortably. The restaurant offers high-quality, fresh American gastropub cuisine and delicious homemade cocktails at fair prices. This is said to have the best Bloody Mary in all of Michigan!

9 p.m .: On the way back to the hotel you should definitely make a detour to the Renaissance Center. The huge building houses, among other things, the headquarters of General Motors, a variety of restaurants, exciting car shows and much more. The observation deck of the tallest building in Detroit at 221 meters offers a spectacular view of the Detroit River and the highlights of the city glittering in the dark.

8:00 am: The day begins with a delicious breakfast in "The Hudson Café". Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, the café offers a versatile and modern twist on classic brunch. The carefully prepared dishes range from sweet to savory - or you can just enjoy a bit of both! With the large selection, there is something for every taste.

10:00 a.m: Well strengthened, the exploration of Detroit can begin. The Eastern Market is very close to the café. The historic business district is home to an original market, which offers everything a visitor's heart desires on weekends, from fresh products to flowers to local art.

One of the most popular destinations in southeast Michigan is now on your agenda: the Motown Museum. What an experience to be in the famous Studio A, where legendary musicians recorded unforgettable pieces! The museum is home to numerous Motown artifacts, photographs, and other memorabilia.

11:00 o'clock: How about a short walk from the museum to Submerge Record Distribution, the best record store in the world, just a few minutes away! The rustic rave bunker embodies the technological legacy of Motor City.

Collectors from all over the world come to find pieces by Detroit's great as well as unknown musicians.

13:00 'O clock: Lunch at “Slows BBQ”: The trendy grill restaurant impresses with a successful mix of lovingly designed interior, grill specialties with a touch of gourmet cuisine and a love of delicious craft beer. Here you can feast wonderfully in a relaxed atmosphere.

3:00 pm: You can find out more about the history of the metropolis Detroit and its trendy neighborhoods on a guided city tour. Some providers also stop at Aretha Franklin Park.

The amphitheater there is one of the best venues in the world. A unique place in the middle of Detroit, right on the water and especially in summer the center for live music.

7:00 p.m .: Dinner at Wright & Company is a stylish experience. The seasonal menus created by the award-winning chef and offered according to the “shared plate dining” concept are particularly interesting. You share the served plates with each other. There are also delicious cocktails, top wines and unusual beers from all over the world.

9 p.m .: A great experience is a kayak trip on the Detroit River. From the water you have a picturesque view of the spectacular sunset, which bathes the glittering metropolis in a deep orange. After the many wonderful impressions, it is best to end the day in Greektown. This area is famous for its lively nightlife. Countless bars, clubs and restaurants are lined up here, creating a relaxed atmosphere.

9:00 o'clock: A really tasty and healthy breakfast is available at Folk Detroit in the historic Corktown District. The homemade seasonal dishes and freshly prepared drinks are good tips for a good start to the morning. Here you can get a rustic breakfast or a brunch made from fresh, healthy ingredients. Espresso and tea specialties are also served. Just the thing to strengthen yourself for the day.

11:00 o'clock: Immerse yourself in American history: In the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and the adjoining Greenfield Village open-air museum you can learn more about the bright minds of earlier times who made our modern life possible in the first place.

Henry Ford, the Wright brothers, Thomas A. Edison or Rosa Louise Parks - they all made a difference for us. But contemporary inventions are also presented in changing exhibitions. After the numerous impressions you can fortify yourself with a good lunch in the burger bar "Ford’s Garage".

3:00 pm: The Fox Theater Tour takes you back to 1929, the golden era of the Film Palace. The 45-minute tour goes behind the scenes, revealing the extravagant architectural design and the history of the famous theater, which has been home to the world's greatest stars for more than 75 years.

A few minutes' walk from the theater is the famous “Third Man Records” record shop: Here you can not only buy records, but also watch vinyl records being made in the vinyl record shop and experience live music on the performance stage.

7:00 p.m .: Two restaurants are particularly recommended for dinner: The Detroit Beer Co. is located in the Hartz Building on Broadway in downtown Detroit. Here you can experience the most modern brewery technology in a historic building. The menu offers a wide variety of American dishes, all made with the freshest ingredients. A very special culinary experience.

The “Lumen Detroit”, a modern “New American” restaurant with an extensive beer menu and hearty dishes, is also highly recommended. The highlight are the heated igloos in the outdoor area: small, transparent tents that look like igloos and in which you can stay to yourself. An unusual and very modern concept. The "Fox Theater" is the right place to end the day with a concert. The changing program is varied, it is worth taking a look at the program!

9:00 o'clock: The day starts particularly well with breakfast in the “Dime Store”. The restaurant offers creative and unusual breakfast and brunch variations and has been named the best breakfast bar in Detroit by Hour Magazine for four years in a row.

10:00 a.m: On a guided tour of the Piquette Plant automobile plant, you can learn interesting facts about the history of vehicle construction. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a historic Ford factory and birthplace of the famous Ford Model T. The museum is considered one of the most important automobile monuments and attracts visitors and automobile fans from all over the world.

11:00 o'clock: One of the best ways to get to know Detroit is by strolling through the most important districts and the best place to start is The Belt, a small alley in the heart of the city center. There you will find many exciting murals and installations by artists from near and far. On the further way you should stroll past Parker's Alley. As small as the alley is, it is of great historical importance: It honors Thomas Parker, one of the first African-American landowners in this city at the beginning of the 19th century.

12:00 o'clock: The historic West Canfield and Canfield Street are also well worth a visit.

Beautiful Victorian-style houses with romantic carvings and ornate details are lined up here. Last but not least, the famous Heidelberg Project should definitely not be missing when strolling through Detroit. The fantastic public art exhibition was created by the artist Wade Guyton. With the help of small and large residents, he turned houses, streets and also cars into art installations and thus stopped the decay of the district. Small works of art are spread across the houses and lawns of the district and make everyday life colorful.

13:00 'O clock: How about lunch at Hop Cat after an extended sightseeing tour?

Extraordinary types of beer are on the menu in this quaint eatery. You should definitely listen to the recommendations of the staff - it's worth it!

3:00 pm: Anyone interested in art should definitely not miss a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts. It is one of the most important art museums in the United States - the huge collection includes more than 65,000 exhibits. The spectrum is extremely extensive: from ancient Egypt to contemporary art, many of the most important artists are represented. Here you can admire works by Degas and Cézanne or the famous mural by Diego Riveras. The beautiful Beaux Arts building is home to more than 100 galleries, so it's hard to decide which one to see first.

Landmarks in Detroit

Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum consists of a huge indoor and outdoor complex, in which one can explore and experience old innovations by many inventors and at the same time US culture. Be amazed and visit, for example, the historic limousines of the past US presidents. The vehicle in which President J. F. Kennedy was murdered is also on display.

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Institute of Arts is one of the most important art museums in the United States. The museum's beautiful Beaux Arts building is home to more than 100 galleries and has over 65,000 exhibits. There is something for everyone here - from ancient Egyptian to contemporary art, many of the most important artists are represented.