Duesseldorf - The City
Duesseldorf has emerged from being an insignificant farming settlement on the banks of the Dussel, to a lively cosmopolitan metropolis that acts as a magnet for the fashion world, where its luxurious Königsallee has become a public catwalk of seeing and being seen. The city puts on countless fashion shows and shoe fairs, making it the undisputed destination for ‘shopaholics.’ Think you’re no longer in Germany? Get lost in the Altstadt, hide away in one of 700 bars, and have a double-digit number of museums and attractions at your fingertips.
Duesseldorf is the perfect choice for the traveller who wants the cosmopolitan weekend with theatre and opera, or for the night owl looking for a party. For parties, underground clubs and second hand shops, head to the students’ part of town, Bilk. An obligatory area to visit also includes the harbour, also known as the media-harbour, which over the last ten years has been made into the most modern and trendy area of the city with the help of Guggenheim-architect Frank O. Gehry. Located on Germany’s biggest river, the Rhine, you will find yourself at the centre of many of Germany’s most spectacular events and all-year-round fests.