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Düsseldorf on the Rhine, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a major centre of services and trade, a bustling, modern city with a population of 580,000. Its trade fair centre, Messe Düsseldorf, boasts 40 international specialist trade fairs, of which 23 call the tune in their respective fields worldwide. Düsseldorf International is one of the world’s most modern airports.
But Düsseldorf also stands for well-being, exciting experiences and discoveries.
A city that stimulates all senses – elegant, hospitable, of typical Rhenish joie-de-vivre, a city that cherishes its traditions.
Above all, Düsseldorf is the city of fashion, shopping, culture and lifestyle. The great international designers present themselves on Königsallee, one of the most luxurious shoppers’ paradises in Europe. Small, exclusive boutiques, large fashion houses and galleries stand side by side with elegant street cafés – a true catwalk for the latest trends, ideal for seeing and being seen.
Only a few steps away is the historical “Altstadt”, the old town. It is best known for its more than 260 pubs and restaurants and its top-brewed ‘Altbier’. In its narrow lanes with their easy atmos-phere, countless small fashion stores and avant-garde shops have established themselves.
Most of the museums are in the “Altstadt” or on its fringes, forming a virtual ‘art axis’ that runs par-allel to the Rhine. It is complemented by numerous art galleries, artists’ studios and antique shops in the “Karlstadt”, bordering the “Altstadt”.
The Rheinufer-Promenade, the promenade bordering the “Altstadt” along the Rhine, is one of Düs-seldorf’s most popular meeting places for taking a stroll or just relaxing, particularly in summer. People enjoy the sunshine in one of the many bistros and restaurants or board a boat for a trip on the Rhine.
The promenade leads from Schloßturm, the castle tower, past the North Rhine-Westphalian parlia-ment to the Media Harbour. Düsseldorf’s most important urban planning project, the conversion of the old industrial harbour, is a unique mixture of historic industrial monuments and exciting new architecture designed by international star architects. This is where the media and fashion, art and culture, design and advertising companies, but also hotels and restaurants have settled to enjoy the unique flair of the harbour.
Facts and figures on Düsseldorf:
20.000 hotel beds (plus another 54.000 within 50 km)
Düsseldorf International Airport, third largest airport in Germany
More information see: www.duesseldorf.de/en/