Famous for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf is the center of the Ruhr-Rhine metropolitan zone and the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia state of Germany. Approximately 4,500,000 tourists visit this city every year during the month of July to attend its largest fair. Dusseldorf International Airport, the third largest commercial airport of Germany, also known as the Rhein-Ruhr Airport, lies 8 kilometers from the center of the city and connects it with the rest of the world.
The airport also has its own train station, the Düsseldorf Airport station, also known as the Düsseldorf Flughafen. Tourists can enjoy an excellent view of the runways from the railway station. On an average 350 trains of all types, including regional ones stop at this station, making it an ideal connecting point for tourists.
Düsseldorf Tourist Attractions:
Ehrenhof: Constructed between 1925-1926, this group of buildings has been designed to host events like concerts, museums, etc. Do not miss out on the Tonhalle, a famous concert hall that also houses the Museum of Art’s glass collection. It is easy to identify this building because of its domed rotunda.
Düsseldorf Museum of Art: There are various museums in Düsseldorf’s Ehrenhof complex and the Düsseldorf Museum of Art is a part of them. Visitors will love the amazing collecting of glasswork along with drawings and graphic art. Individuals can learn more about the German art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through the exhibits in this museum.
The Hofgarten: Lovers of nature will like to spend some time in the Hofgarten which is the largest park of Düsseldorf. This park is famous amongst both tourists and locals who use it for jogging, sunbathing, and strolling. Originally laid out for the royal family during the 16th century, this park was not cared for, for quite a number of years. The park’s current landscape was laid out by Napoleon when the French occupied Düsseldorf.
The Japanese Center: Constructed in 1977-79, the Japanese Center is situated in Düsseldorf’s Immermannstrasse. There is a huge entrance made out of polished stone. Tourists can find Japanese restaurants and shops in this area. Tourists, especially those from Japan, will be surprised to learn that Düsseldorf is the European headquarters for many Japanese corporations and banks. This is a popular shopping center boasting of reputed jewelry and designer cloth shops.
As far as festivals are concerned, Düsseldorf celebrates them with extreme pomp and fervor. Various types of festivals are held throughout the year with the maximum number of them taking place during the winter season. Tourists are recommended to purchase magazines that provide them with the actual dates of such festivals that include fashion shows and trade fairs on innumerous subjects. One should not miss out on the carnival that starts on the New Year’s day. The crowning of the Carnival princess and prince takes place at this time. The carnival ends on Ash Wednesday and more than 300 events take place from the beginning to the end. Join the locals at the fancy dress party that goes on for three days. The festival ends with the burning of the Hoppeditz.
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