Travel to Dusseldorf – Your German Getaway!
Düsseldorf is an international business and financial center and is known for its flamboyant fashion and trade fairs. With its quality of living ranked as the fifth in the world, Düsseldorf can rightly be called the Kohinoor of Germany. With its rich history and cultural heritage, Düsseldorf makes for one breath-taking vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for great shopping or great architecture, you’ll find it here. If you’re planning a trip to Germany, we highly recommend adding Dusseldorf to your list. You’ll have a blast!
Altstadt – The Old Town
Judging by the name of this place, Altstadt is very important to the history of Düsseldorf. Transport to the time of labyrinthine alley ways and towering churches in the enchanting district of Altstadt. Having been reconstructed after being destroyed in WW II, Altstadt, with its line of shopping franchisees, eateries and its indigenous pubs, has now evolved into the “longest bar in the world”! Alstadt is home to Sankt Lambertus Basilika, built in the 13th century. Friendly advice: when at a historical pub, order its home-brewed “Altbeir”, dark-colored beer with amazing taste!
Culture at Dusseldorf
Being the hub of great architecture and culture, Düsseldorf boasts numerous museums and galleries displaying works from artists belonging to different eras and time periods. Some of the most notable places of visit are listed below:
Staatliche Kunstakademie (State Academy of Art): Staatliche Kunstakademie is the central hub of culture in Düsseldorf. The neo-renaissance building with distinct central and lateral projections marks the majestic influence art has over this land. With its fame being established by 62 artists over different periods, the Staatliche Kunstakademie is the cultural wealth of Düsseldorf condensed into a building.
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Art Collection Northrhine-Westphalia): This is one of the most famous institutions in Düsseldorf in the field of contemporary art. Exhibition programs are held at three locations – the K20 Grabbeplatz, the K21 Ständehaus and the SchmelaHaus. A must visit for fans of photography and contemporary art alike!
Dishes like DüsseldorferSenfrostbraten (mustard roast pork), Rheinischer Sauerbraten (marinated beef with raisins), Halve Hahn (rye ban, slice of cheese, mustard and gherkin), Flönz (Blutwurst or black pudding), and Röggelchen (small ryebread roll) form the indigenous platter of the Rhenish town of Düsseldorf. No meal in beautiful Düsseldorf is complete without being washed down with a pint of Altbier. Such dishes, such exquisite meals are perennial to the palate of Düsseldorf tourists.
Fun fact: The Düsseldorf carnival is held annually from the time Hoppeditz awakens to Ash Wednesday.
G Get swept away by the musical laughter and the din of cheer! The Düsseldorf Carnival is all about fun, parties, and lots of cheering! Find yourself lost amid this beautiful parade of myriad colors and crowd and forget yourself in the ever-lasting mood of frolic!
Tagging memories with souvenirs
Königsallee is the place where the glamour of Düsseldorf truly comes to life. Situated in the heart of the city, the shopping district, also called Kö, is no less than an exhibition of the splendor that Düsseldorf is so famous for. A visit to Kö promises to manifest all your beautiful moments spent at Düsseldorf into small souvenirs, keeping the memories eternally alive.
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