Dusseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. It is one of the economic centers of Western Germany and is located along the River Rhine in the densely populated Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. The city is famous for its nightlife, carnival, events, shopping and for fashion and trade fairs.
The city of Dusseldorf was largely destroyed in World War 2, and there are very few old buildings left. However the Old Town was rebuilt according to historic plans on its foundation walls, which make it look like a real historic town. Today the old town is a popular shopping mall and at night and weekends turns into the so-called “longest bar of the world”. Within one square kilometer, you will find about 260 bars, coffee shops and snug brewing houses.
Things to See & Do
* Old Town
* Schloss Benrath – Rococo castle
* Hofgarten – old city park
* Dusseldorf-Hafen – harbour district
* Konigsallee – shopping street with luxury shops
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 217 km²
Population – 590,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The port at Dusseldorf is located on the Rhine River, approximately 2km from the city centre.
Travel Links – Düsseldorf International Airport is the third largest airport in Germany and offers connections to 175 destinations worldwide. The airport is one of the main hubs for Air Berlin. The main airport of Düsseldorf is located about 15 kilometers away from the main railway station.
The Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (main station) is a major stop for Deutsche Bahn (German state railway).