The Rhine Tower is a telecommunications tower in Düsseldorf, with aerials for directional radio, FM and TV. Constructed between the years 1979 and 1981, at 240.5 meters, it stands as the tallest building in Dusseldorf, but far from the 370 meters of the Berlin TV tower. It has an observatory and a revolving restaurant at 170 meters. One of the sides was designed by Horst. H Baumann, which is the world's largest digital clock.
The Rhine, in Germany Reihn, is one of the most important rivers in Europe. It's the most important waterway in the world according to traffic density. It spans many countries (Switzerland, Austria, Leichtenstein, Germany, France and the Netherlands) and passes through major cities, like Dusseldorf. In Düsseldorf, as in Cologne, the people are very proud of the river and they enjoy it to the fullest. On the shore, there are many bars, cafes, restaurants, and also the typical German "Biergarten". During warm weather, it's great for picnics, beers or barbecues with its large green spaces.
In this famous street in Düssldorf, anybody and everybody, especially those ve are well-off, can enter and leave with a good amount of things to put in their closet, because this is where the most important brands are located. The rest of the mortals, we conform to take a look at the place.
It is difficult to see buildings that surprise you since there have been so many new inventions. Cities grow and fill with powerful skyscrapers that are magnificent only with their height. This district of Dusseldorf is an architectural marvel not to be missed. You´ve got to get close and walk around these buildings that will already be calling your attention.
This park is, supposedly, shaped like a high-heel shoe. It's a beautiful place and the city's largest park. It's crossed by the city's main streets, so it's pretty easy to get there by foot. The statues are painted green with moss. There are lakes where you can hang out feeding the birds while contemplating the magnificent trees. A stroll through it is very relaxing. The park also houses an auditorium, Jägerhof Castle (a museum dedicated to the German writer, Goethe), a beautiful Baroque castle. You can walk from here to the centre, which is called the Latin Quarter.
This wonderful German baroque palace now houses the museum of European art with some of the best gardens and sculptures, as well as wonderful rooms with the museum works with demos in the visit. The best was the walk through the garden surrounded by statues because the surroundings were great, we were lucky with the weather as it was nice outside, and the walk was very nice. Parking is easy and the price was 10 € to get into the museum.
These gardens are in the outskirts of Dusseldorf but there are good public transportation connections nearby. The gardens are in a very nice and quiet residential area. You can also have a tea in the cafeteria while listening to music and relaxing. It´s a great place to have a beer by the river.
This church that competes with the skyscrapers is located in the center of Dusseldorf. Its construction dates back to the 14th century and its height is imposing. The church is Romanesque in style and the interior is a Gothic tabernacle. The relics of the patron saint of Dusseldorf, St. Apollinaris are located here.
I love Sevens, a space for various boutiques and art galleries in the centre of Dusseldorf. The outside has classical architecture, so entering the ultra modern interior can come as quite a shock. There's an impressive number of art galleries where striking works are displayed and sold at affordable prices. A real pleasure to visit.
The Neuer Zollhof complex consists of 3 buildings designed by American architect Frank O. Gehry, constituting one of the main attractions of the redeveloped harbor of Düsseldorf. Completed in 1998, each building is coated in a different material: white plaster, red brick and stainless steel. The tallest has 14 floors and is just under 50 meters high.
Each year, from late November until Christmas eve, the historical city center of Dusseldorf holds a Christmas Market. They erect wooden houses which have different crafts, food and drinks, as well as the amusement park, in addition to a large ice rink and many lights. The fair extends to the Heinrich-Heine-Platz, Flinger Straße, Stadtbrckchen, Schadowplatz, Gustaf-Grndgens-Platz and Schadowstrasse, creating a very good choice for visitors. Adults warm up with mulled wine, hot chocolate, and Reibekuchen (among other options), while children enjoy the carousel and skating track centenary.
The Neanderthal Museum is in Mettmann, in the Neanderthal Valley, near Dusseldorf. It presents the most important tracks of history to the present and focuses on Neanderthal man as the remains of several strange creatures were found in a nearby cave, fossils are exhibited, there reconstructions and valuable information.
This museum, founded in 1979, has devices that were used in the nascent days of cinema on display. There are other miscellaneous items relating to this industry on display too - the written scripts, dialogue list, movie posters, photos, newspaper clippings and press kits. The archive consists of almost 4,000 prints of the videos. There is also a collection of about 1500 figures, which were used in the shadow games during the thirteenth-nineteenth centuries.
Dusseldorf is a very modern, clean and well maintained city that offers visitors a warm welcome. The tourist discount card, valid for three days, includes hotel and transportation discounts, and helps ensure that you won't miss out on any of the best things to do in Dusseldorf.
The city's legendary Old Town should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Dusseldorf. It was almost completely destroyed in World War II, and later rebuilt according to the original plans, so its interesting mix of architecture and history makes it one of the most important Dusseldorf attractions. During the day, you can enjoy the monuments and at night you can find about 260 local bars, old breweries and coffee shops.
Another of the most popular attractions in Dusseldorf is at the corner of Schneider Wibbel and Flingerstrasse. Here you will find the famous Wibble sculpture. Tourists try to spot the tiny mouse hidden in the work - one of the more difficult, but undoubtedly popular, things to see in Dusseldorf! The war memorial is another one of the popular attractions in Dusseldorf. It has 485 elements, each with a specific meaning. The left side of the monument represents the Battle of Worringen, which took place in 1488.
Still wondering what to do in Dusseldorf? Visits to the St. Lambertus Church or Neanderkirche are other popular Dusseldorf activities. However, not all the stuff to do in Dusseldorf is cheap! If you want to go on a world-class shopping spree, you should pay a visit to Konigsallee, a luxurious shopping street with some of the most prestigious stores in Europe.