Dusseldorf On a BudgetAs the Rhine Tower radiates a bright glow amidst the darkness of the German sky, you find an endless stretch of boutique shops and chic restaurants along the Rhine River that are just waiting to be explored. Such a place is none other than Dusseldorf, Germany. The seventh most populated city in Germany, Dusseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. An international business and financial centre, Dusseldorf also plays to the hearts of artists with its fashion and trade fairs, academies of fine arts, and is pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music. Dusseldorf has even won wide acclaim due to its recognition by Mercer's 2012 Quality of Living survey as the sixth most livable city in the world. Exquisite concert halls, to-die-for shopping districts, breathtaking parks, unique modern architecture--all such qualities allow Dusseldorf to truly stand out as a beacon of culture and tradition in western Germany.
SightsRegarded as one of the most beautiful of esplanades, experience the history of Dusseldorf and admire the sights at Rheinuferpromenade. Built between 1990 and 1997, Rheinuferpromenade connects the traditional Altstadt (Old Town) to its modern counterpart MedienHafen. Along the Rhine River, you will find endless museums, monuments, and historic landmarks that make this city a cultural hub in Dusseldorf. With a length of 1.928 meters, the city is adorned with foot and bicycle paths, 600 plane trees, and lots of space for strolling and leisure. If you find yourself getting hungry while absorbing the beautiful landscape and rich history of Rheinuferpromenade, the city has endless lines of restaurants and cafes. Relax as you watch the passing ships sail beneath the Oberkassal against the setting sun.
Known as the most famous trademark of Dusseldorf, Konigsallee is one of a number of select streets that form a boulevard. Throughout this boulevard, an exquisite shopping experience awaits you. Pristine shopping malls and arcades adorn Konigsallee, allowing the boulevard to always be crowded with locals and tourists alike. Besides its tasteful mens' and ladies' fashion stores, Konigsallee also acquires jewellers, antique shops and book shops. Some of its stores include Louis Vatton, Gucci, SARAR, Breuninger, and GALERIA Kaufhof. Konigsallee is also well known for its first-rate eateries, acquiring an endless procession of pavement cafes, including Heinemann Konditorei Confiserie, Cafe Rondo Bar, Nespresso, and Leysieffer. Treat yourself with a new brandname bag and a steaming cup of sweet coffee at Konigsallee.
ActivitiesIf you are looking to get beyond the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy the peaceful serenity of Dusseldorf's natural world at Wildpark Dusseldorf. Open all year around with no entrance fee, all visitors can meet and greet with over 100 different species of animal. Wildpark is unique because unlike most nature refuges, Wildpark enables its visitors to be completely immersed in nature, venturing through Dusseldorf's lush forests and gardens, meeting animals haphazardly through their blissful strolls. Within these 40 acres, visitors can run into wild boars, foxes, wildcats, red deer, deer, muffle deer, raccoons, pheasants, and partridges. To attract these lovely creatures, visitors are allowed to feed the animals within moderation. Take a prowl on the wildside and visit Wildpark Dusseldorf!
Food and DiningIf you are looking for a dining experience that you will never forget, take a trip to the Günnewig Rheinturm Restaurant Top 180 and the Bar & Lounge M 168 in the Rhine Tower. One of the most popularized landmarks throughout Dusseldorf, the Rhine Tower is a 240.5 metre high concrete telecommunications tower that was built from 1979 and finished in 1981. With a sleek, stylish atmosphere, the Rheinturm Restaurant has a wide variety of mouth-watering cuisine and quality wines to make your tastebuds beg for more. What's more, the Rheinturm Restaurant is especially unique due to the fact that it rotates on its own axis to ambient music and offers a constantly changing view of the city of Dusseldorf. Some of its entrees include Sea bass filet with gratinated green asparagus and rocket salad risotto, Pike perch in a herb crust on tomatobasil chutney with spinach and angel-hair pasta, and Arctic char filet roasted on its skin with king oyster mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and peas puree. Capture the sweet and the savory at Rheinturm Restaurant!
TransportationThis metropolitan area is known for its efficient and extensive network of trams, buses, U-bahn (partially underground metro trains), and an S-Bahn (regional trains). To pick up a route map, visit your nearest tourist office. Besides being purchased online, tickets for public transport can also be sold from vending machines located at all tram and U-bahn stops and from bus drivers. Taxis can be hailed down or called throughout the city, with its top companies being Taxi-Düsseldorf and Rhein-Taxi. Dusseldorf also furnishes bicycle and car rentals for all your needs. Enjoy the miraculous cityscape in Dusseldorf, Germany!
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