Top 10 places to see in Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf is the capital of North Rhine – Westphalia, the western German state with over 18 million inhabitants. City of reference of the German economy, Dusseldorf is both a commercial center and tourist business. Located on the Rhine, the city blends old and modern architecture.
Built in 1530, the building that houses the mayor Markplatz in Dusseldorf is located in old part of town. In fact, the city is composed of a complex of three buildings built in different periods. In the middle of the resort’s equestrian statue Jan Welle.
09. Field with watches
Designed by Klaus Rinke in 1987, the field is located in the park Sudpark watches (BILK) and include 24 watches. The idea was to recreate the artist’s daily routine found in each pass, each having its own time and at the same time being integrated during others.
08. Goethe Museum
If you’re fond of museums, you find a museum in Dusseldorf about Goethe’s life and work. Original manuscripts are kept under glass. More than 1000 exhibits in 11 rooms arranged chronologically presents the writer’s life.
07. Rhine Tower
With a height of 172 m, the tower offers a panoramic view over the Rhine. In close proximity parliament building is located North Rhine – Westphalia.
06. Palace and Park Benrath
The palace is built in 1756 in classic Rococo style by architect Nicolas de Pigage. Today houses three museums, one dedicated to the palace itself, one landscape and one of the natural sciences.
New center of town is a great architectural attraction. Architects like Frank O. Gehry, David Chipperfield, Joe Coenen, Steven Holl, Helmut Jahn and Claude Vasconi left a nonconformist mark on the buildings from Rhine. Near these is the building Stadttor rated as the best office building in Europe.
The most important street in Old Town is considered the longest bar in the world. From one end to another, after sunset, music resounds and beer flowing, the most cheerful pedestrian Dusseldorf ater.
Situated on the Rhine, still present today Burgplatz old tower of the castle of Count of Berg. Castle burned almost completely in 1872 and was later demolished. The tower houses a museum of navigation on the Rhine, and the market received the award for the best post-war German market.
The most famous thoroughfare of the city is dedicated to fans of shopping. Designers worldwide have their chic shops here, with attractive windows. Located downtown, Koningsallee is one of the most luxurious shopping streets in the world. Street was rebuilt in 1802 by digging a channel to the river Dussel and planting chestnut trees that guard the stores today. It was named in 1848 in honor Koningsalle King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, after he was accidentally splashed with manure near the artery.
Old Town combines centuries-old churches, important administrative centers, museums, countless bars and restaurants designed to make known the flavor of Düsseldorf. Traditional beer, Alt, is customary. As colorful shops, clubs and bars with live music colorful.