It may be the boundary pushing architecture or sparkling nightlife or beautiful locations, there are thousands of reasons to love Dusseldorf, the capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is also one of the most populous cities also with more than 6 million people. It wouldn’t be improper to call Dusseldorf, the city of fashion, as it offers the latest designer fashion and high street trends by famous designers. It is also a famous shopping hub with a number of shopping malls and streets. It also has, Corneliusstrasse, the busiest city streets in Germany, Deutsche Bahn railway network covering the whole of Germany with 1000 trains, 400 advertising agencies including 3 largest in Germany, notable names in arts like Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Andreas Gursky, Grosste Kirmes am Rhein funfair which is attended by more than 4.5 million people every year, Altstadt town which is referred to as the longest bar in the world and a lot of souvenirs and landmarks around the city. The history of Dusseldorf gives a glimpse of 1288, when the city came to prominence. However, during World War II, the city was almost bombed to ashes but it was rebuilt from scratch after the war and turned into a modern and elegant piece of world. On 7th and 8th September, a festival is held as Dusseldorf’s 725th anniversary.
Dusseldorf has a mild humid temperate climate with fairly warm summers. The temperature hovers from 31 F to 77 F over the year and there are no dry seasons. The warmest month of the year is July and February is the coolest. There are more than 250 sunny days and you can expect rain at anytime. However, June goes mostly clear skied precipitation is highest during December. Thunderstorms are most likely during the period of precipitation. The best time to visit Dusseldorf is during February and April.
How to get here?
Dusseldorf city is served by Dusseldorf International Airport which is the third largest and one of the busiest airport of Germany. It connects the city to more than 180 destinations all over the world and it is just a 10 minute drive away from city centre. There is also Sky Train which connects the Dusseldorf Flughafen railway station to the terminal. The airport also provides shuttles to get the visitors downtown or you can simply take a taxi, cab or limo from outside the airport. You can get around the city by the local bus and train service.
Accommodation and Food
There are more than 194 hotels and apartments in the city and you can get them in all price ranges. Out of them, more than 60 hotels are right in the downtown which gives you easy access to nearby landmarks and historical buildings. One of the best places to stay is Novum Business Hotel Madison, located at Dusseldorf City Center, featuring free internet and a 24 hour front desk. Other good hotel options include Apartment in Pempelfort, NH dusseldorf City Nord, Holiday Inn Express at Dusseltal, Motel One Hauptbahnhof and Novum Hotel Plaza Dusseldorf Zentrum. In the cheap but good options there is Hotel Minerva Garni, Messezimmer Stockum, Hotel Wurms, Hotel Herzog, Hotel am Rathaus, Hotel Diana, Design Apart by Centro Comfort, Furstenwall Apartments, Moltke 120, Helvetia Suites, The Red Apartments, Appartementhaus Sonnen and My Home Partners dusseldorf.
There is no meaning of a vacation without good food and drinks. Dusseldorf satisfies you to the core in this department as it has over 100 options for having good food with spectacular environment. Whether you like Sushi, American, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian or Mediterranean, everything is available here. You can have the best Italian food in town at La Donna Cannone featuring impressive Italian dining. You will be blown away by the Sushi served Fast Food Style of Maruyasu and Japanese fusion of Nagaya. You can dine, drink and dance away your tensions at Quartier Boheme and have a good lively local celebrity hangout at Riva. Other good options include Ufer 8, Space Burger, Uerige, Fuchschen, Zum Schlussel, Na Ni Wa, Brauerei Schumacher and Brauerei Schumacher.
Esprit Arena is a football stadium located at Arena Stabe in Dusseldorf, holding a capacity of more than 54000 fans and a closable roof. The stadium was built in 2002 and was opened in 2004. The Esprit Arena holds sports games to music concerts and many other events. You can take a guided tour of the stadium and get a chance to get an insight into the area that are not normally freely accessible. The first match on this stadium was played on 10th September, 2004 between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Union Berlin. You can easily reach the stadium by all means of transport as it is just 7 km from the city’s main railway station.
Neandertal, also known as Neander Valley, is valley of the tiver Dussel and located just 12 km east of Dusseldorf. The valley is named after Joachim Neander in 1856 and the main attractions of the valley are waterfalls, caves, displayed fossils, a museum and various multimedia exhibits. The valley remains open from Tuesday to Sunday and admission costs just 6.50 euros per person.
The Museum Kunstapalast is an art museum located at Ehernhof in Dusseldorf and features some great art objects, drawings, sculptures and a huge collection of graphic exhibits and photographs. It also has one of the Europe’s largest glass collections. The museum was opened in 2001 and was designed by Oswald Matthias. The museum remains open daily and you can take a guided tour at anytime.