Travel to the German city of Düsseldorf with TourGermany.com. This lovely city is the capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Together with Cologne and the Ruhr Area, it is the economic centre of West Germany. Düsseldorf is situated on the River Rhine and is one of the major centers of the heavily populated Rhine-Ruhr region. The city is famous for its many events as well as the fashion and the trade fairs. Each July more than 4.5 million visitors come to Düsseldorf's Größte Kirmes am Rhein.
Düsseldorf is renowned for her boundary-pushing architecture, lively nightlife and an art scene to challenge many bigger cities. It's a stylish and up to date core that seems all business at first glance: banking, advertising, fashion and telecommunications are just some of the fields that have made Düsseldorf one of Germany's richest cities.
The Altstadt is the 'longest bar in the world' but, although it's more and more getting competition from the Medienhafen, a redeveloped Harbor area one kilometer further south. Not only is this a festival of international avant-garde architecture it is also developing into a stylish spot to go around at nighttime.
If you're more into intellectual culture, you should probably get your dose at the many first-class art museums and the well-known opera house, theatre and orchestra hall.
Düsseldorf's posh side is characterized by the up market Königsallee shopping street, while Frank Gehry's buildings in Media Harbor signify the contemporary Düsseldorf.
Düsseldorf's trademark is the up market Königsallee The old quarter has charming passageways, old churches, traditional brewpubs, bars and restaurants. Düsseldorf's eye-catching riverside walkway runs alongside the old quarter to the Media Harbor, which first-class architects like Frank Gehry have transformed into an architectural platform.
Historical old quarter
Düsseldorf's old quarter still has magnificent unique cobbles, picturesque passageways, antique churches, classic brewpubs, bars and restaurants; it is a complete must for any tourist. It is also where the famous "longest bar in the world" is situated, amongst other 260 traditional bars and cozy brewpubs.
Elector Karl Theodor established the summer residence and hunting lodge to the south of Düsseldorf in the 18th century. The extraordinary assembly of palace and park forms an architectural mixture of immense cultural-historical significance.
"Axis of Art" with the NRW Art Gallery
All Düsseldorf's main art institutions are located on a stretch just 800 meters long: Art Museum, Art Palace, Art Academy, Kunsthalle art gallery and art association and the North-Rhine Westphalia Art Gallery.