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Düsseldorf or Duesseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.
Is an important international business and financial center and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs
Is known for its academy of fine arts, its influence on early electronic music (Kraftwerk) and its large Japanese community. Düsseldorf is a stronghold for Rhenish Carnival celebrations.
lies at the centre of the Lower Rhine basin, on a River delta, where the Düssel flows into the Rhine. Is built entirely on alluvium, mud, sand, clay and occasionally gravel. The highest point in Düsseldorf is the top of Sandberg in the far eastern part of the city.
Düsseldorf is not only widely known as a centre of German advertising and fashion industries: in the last few years the city on the Rhine has become one of the top telecommunications centres in Germany with 18 ISP!
Düsseldorf International Airport, also referred to as Rhein-Ruhr Airport, is located eight kilometres (5 mi) from the city centre and can easily be reached by train or the S-Bahn urban railway.
The city is a major hub in the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway network. More than 1,000 trains stop in Düsseldorf daily.
Düsseldorf is well-known for its Altbier. [red:I must try]
Since the 1950s the "Kom(m)ödchen" has been one of the most prominent political cabarets of Germany. Düsseldorf's most famous contribution to the culture of modern popular music is beyond doubt the avant-garde electronic music band Kraftwerk
Traditional meals in the region are Rheinischer Sauerbraten (a beef roast marinated for a few days in vinegar and spices) and Heaven and Earth (Himmel und Äd) (black pudding with stewed apples mixed with mashed potatoes). In winter the people like to eat Muscheln Rheinischer Art (Rhenish-style mussels). Also a special meal: Düsseldorfer Senfrostbraten (Steaks roasted with mustard). [red:I must try also]
List of Places that good to pass by:
- Akademie-Galerie (exhibition space of the Art Academy Düsseldorf)
- Aquazoo-Löbbecke-Museum (aquarium and zoological museum)
- BRAUSE - Vereinsheim des Metzgerei Schnitzel Kunstvereins e.V.
- Filmmuseum (Film museum)
- Filmstiftung NRW (NRW Film Foundation)
- Forum NRW
- Heinrich Heine Birth-house
- Hetjens Museum (German museum of ceramics)
- Institut Français Düsseldorf
- Institut für Kunstdokumentation und Szenografie (Institute for Art Documentation and Scenography)
- Julia Stoschek Collection (video art)
- KAI 10 | Raum für Kunst
- Kulturbahnhof Eller
- Kunstarchiv Kaiserswerth (works of Bernd and Hilla Becher/Kahmen Collection)
- Kunst im Tunnel (KIT)
- Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Art Collection Northrhine-Westphalia) - K20 (Grabbeplatz) and K21 (Ständehaus)
- Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
- Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Society for the Promotion of the Fine Arts)
- Museum Kunst Palast
- Mahn- und Gedenkstätte für die Opfer des Nationalsozialmus[dead link] (Memorial museum for victims of Nationalsocialism)
- Polnisches Institut Düsseldorf
- Puppentheater an der Helmholtzstraße
- Reinraum e.v. - Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur
- Rheinturm (Rhine Tower; highest building and landmark of Düsseldorf)
- St. Lambertuskirche
- Schiffahrt Museum
- Schloss Jagerhof
- Schloss und Park Benrath (Palace and park of Benrath) - includes the Museum für europäische Gartenkunst (Museum of European Garden design)
- Stadtmuseum (City history museum)
- Statue of Jan Wellem
- Theatermuseum, Düsseldorf
- Triton Museum
- zakk - cultural centre with concerts, readings, debates and party
- Rheinturm (TV tower) the city's landmark (1982: 234 m/768 ft, since 2004: 240.50 m/789 ft), the lights on which comprise the world's largest digital clock.
- The Gehry Buildings in the Düsseldorf media harbour (see picture above).
- The Colorium, an 18 storey tower designed by Alsop and Partners, also in the Düsseldorf media harbour.
- The Benrather Schloss (Benrath palace).
- The Wilhem Marx House of 1922/24: at twelve storeys high, it was Germany's first high-rise building.
- The Stahlhof of 1906, the administrative centre of Germany's steel economy until 1945.
- The Stummhaus of 1925, another early German high-rise building.
- Gerresheim Basilica.
- St. Suitbertus Basilica.
- DRV Tower, 120 m (394 ft)-high tower constructed in 1978.
- GAP 15, an 85 m (279 ft)-high building constructed in 2005 near Königsallee.
- ARAG-Tower, at 131 m (430 ft) in height, it is Düsseldorf's highest office building; designed by Sir Norman Foster.
- Eight bridges span the River Rhine at Düsseldorf; they, too, are city landmarks.
- Eastern pylon of Reisholz Rhine Powerline Crossing, an electricity pylon under whose legs runs a rail
- Kö (Königsallee), a shopping street with luxuries shops
- Schloss Benrath, rococo castle
- Altstadt (Düsseldorf), the old town
- Düsseldorf-Hafen, the harbour is a modern build district
- Kaiserswerth, historical district with the ruined castle of Barbarossa Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
- Hofgarten, old city park
we'll update this again after we really step our foot there.. ahaha