With its luxurious retail outlets for shopaholics, pretty canals and palaces for sightseers, Dusseldorf is also the city for art lovers who can enjoy galleries, theatres and opera.
Like its bigger cousin Frankfurt
, Düsseldorf is a bustling metropolis that’s home to important
industries, including trade fairs, advertising, fashion, and telecommunications. But again,
notwithstanding its overachieving side, the city is also repeatedly lauded as one of the top places in
the world to live.
There’s no shortage of activities in Düsseldorf. For the shopaholics, Düsseldorf offers Königsallee
tree-lined boulevard and canal hosting high-fashion outlets and other retail opportunities. Schloss
is an 18th century Rococo palace and surrounding gardens.
The palace also features three museums. The Old Town or Altstadt is great place to sample Düsseldorf’s favourite beverage –
Altbier – an older style, top-fermented beer. Altstadt has over 300 watering holes of various styles
and budgets to suit everyone’s taste.
Düsseldorf is also a heavyweight when it comes to the arts scene. The city is well-known for its
numerous art-galleries, avant-garde exhibitions, as well as the more classical arts, including the
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
– an opera and ballet company that performs in the Düsseldorf Opera
Düsseldorf’s many parks and gardens offer weary travellers respite from the gruelling job of
sightseeing. The Botanical garden of Düsseldorf contains over 6000 species of flora in both outdoor
and greenhouse environments. But it also includes large landscaped areas perfect for relaxing.