Where in the World: Dusseldorf

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Welcome or should I say Willkommen to today’s Where in the World Wednesday post. Today I am bringing you back to the Fatherland with a highlight on the fashion capital of Germany. Dusseldorf, Germany’s 7th largest city, is home to fashion, culture, art, excellent restaurants, nightlife as well as a booming electronic and trade fair industries. Approximately the size of Milwaukee (in terms of population), this culture rich city may be in constant competition with neighboring Cologne, but it proves time and time again that it holds it’s own place in the world.

As the capital city of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf is laid out into 10 districts. Located just 25 miles from Cologne, their competition stems from sports, restaurant life and overall enjoyability of the city. Dusseldorf is most know for it’s trade fairs. Which is why the city is known as the fashion capital of Germany. Visit Konigsallee to get a glimpse of the lux life. Here you will find high end shopping, picturesque cafes as well as unbeatable restaurants. Konigsallee is considered to be the most elegant avenue in Germany. It is one of only a handful of streets regarded internationally for it’s shopping.

If art and culture is more for you, then Dusseldorf is still an idyllic location. Visit Kaiserwerth, the oldest neighborhood in the city. Here you can stroll the picturesque streets with amazing views of the Rhine river. Along with culture, Dusseldorf is an art lovers dream. Make sure to stop in to the Kunst Palast or the North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection for a day in the life of your favorite artists. If modern art and architecture is more your speed, then it’s time to head over to the Neue Zollhof. This redeveloped area of the city’s old port boasts great modern architecture. Head up to the Rheinturm tower, the tallest telecommunications tower in Germany for amazing views of both the modern architecture as well as the city.

One of Dusseldorf’s most unique attributes is the fact that it is home to the largest Japanese population in all of Europe. The Japanese have had a significant and lasting impression on this German city. Make sure to check out the Japanese gardens, fabulous authentic restaurants and tea houses, and of course Japanese fashions.

End your day in Dusseldorf by sipping on their most famous beer–Altbier. This Old Style beer is made in the pre-lager brewing method and can be enjoyed at any number of the fabulous restaurants and cafe’s throughout the city.

Interested in visiting Dusseldorf? Give us a call at 920.236.7777 or visit ambassadortravelltd.com to schedule an appointment with one of our European experts.

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