Transiting in Dusseldorf?
Why don't you get out and explore this small city even in a few hours?
The Düsseldorf Rathaus (Town Hall), built by Heinrich Tussmann, has been located at Marktplatz, on the north side of the central marketplace for nearly 450 years.
The Burgplatz connects the Rhine embankment and the Old Town. The Schlossturm (palace tower) is the only remnant of the castle built in the 16th century and which was demolished after a fire in the 19th century Burgplatz. Schifffahrtsmuseum (Maritime museum), the oldest inland navigation museum in Germany has been housed here since 1984.
The Rhine embankment promenade was designed between 1990 and 1997 according to the plans of the architect Niklaus Fritschi. Düsseldorf is often associated with luxury. But money does not always have to be involved. Even the vastness of the Rhine meadows in the middle of the big city is a luxury that other cities are lacking.
The Rhine Tower, is situated on the edge of the city centers southern district at the entrance to the Media Harbour, directly next to the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament and the WDR. Positioned at the top of the tower at a height of 172.5 metres, is QOMO, a restaurant rotating around its own axis once every hour. Via a platform, you can also enjoy the panoramic views of the city including The Media Harbour, historic town center, Hofgarten, Königsallee, the Rhine River, Rheinknie Bridge, Theodor Heuss Bridge (one of the earliest cable-stayed bridges in the world).
Altstadt (Old Town) covers only half a square kilometre and is nevertheless known as the “the longest bar in the world”. Hence consisting of around 260 pubs and bars, which are located in a relatively small area. The Düsseldorf breweries keep up the tradition of brewing and make the brewery culture come alive.
Catholic St. Lambertus Basilika is famous for its church festival forming the spiritual background to the worldly pleasure, the “Biggest funfair on the Rhine”.
The Catholic St. Andreas Church is considered a masterpiece of the outgoing German Renaissance and the beginning of the Baroque period.
Heinrich Heine, regarded as the perfecter and conqueror of German Romanticism was born in this particular house.
Do admire the The Wellem, Hyatt Hotel which is set in a historical building, formerly used as a court.
The synergy of art and music has created a lot of influential pop music in the clubs of the Altstadt. “The Sound of Düsseldorf” stands for Krautrock, electro-pop and punk rock. Did you know Die Toten Hosen played their first concerts in the Old Town?
In Carlsplatz you will find the incomparable food market. Yet, it is Old Town where you'll encounter such a cool name for a fast food place 😀
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