Dusseldorf Sights and Landmarks Guide, Germany
Düsseldorf Sights – General Presentation
Once you have decided that Germany is your final destination for your next holiday, you should definitely start planning every step that you take in this amazing country. Besides the beautiful cities of Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich, you should definitely include Düsseldorf in your personal map, as a “must visit” place. This unique city is located in the North - West of the country, being also the capital of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Düsseldorf is crossed by the river Rhine and it is famous for the many fashion events and trade fairs that take place here. Due to its developing economy, the city is ranked on the 6th place as one of the cities with the highest quality life and the second in Germany. However, this aspect has turned it in the third most expensive city in the country, after Munich and Frankfurt.
Düsseldorf Sights – Places to Visit
Just like any other place that respects its history, Düsseldorf has an Old Town, called “Altstadt”. Besides the amazing traces of the past, this region is popular for its food, drink and the beautiful churches, such as: the Neanderkirche, St. Lambertus, the Kreuzherrenkirche and the Bergerkirche. Altstadt is also famous for the longest row of bars that exist (almost 200). Locals and tourists like to come here to taste and enjoy the traditional dark, mellow beer, called the Altbier.
Düsseldorf Sights also include the unique Benrath Palace, one of the most visited places in the city. The beautiful construction represents a proof of the transition from the late baroque period to the classical architecture.
For those who love Goethe’s writings, there is a perfect Museum where they can enjoy every piece of his work: Goethe Museum. The building also possesses a room where writings related to Faust are exhibited, so all lovers of literature and Goethe will have the time of their life here.
Düsseldorf Sights – Events and Festivals
Quite similar to the Brazilian Festival or the Italian Mardi Gras, the Germans celebrate the Karneval every year. As German people take advantage of every occasion to have fun and seize the moment, there are two different times that this event takes place, but the most important one is in February.
Another street parade takes place in November and lasts for a week. It is a great opportunity for locals and tourist to enjoy this amazing city, to meet new people and to taste the local food and beverage. The atmosphere is even more joyful, because of the Christmas holidays that are on their way. The downtown is usually full with people selling handicrafts and different markets offering traditional products.
Once you feel that there is nothing more left to be seen in Düsseldorf Sights, just get back to your map, mark this city as a place where you have been and continue your discovery of Germany with Cologne Sights and Bonn Sights.
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