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Dusseldorf Local History

Founded in the 13th century the city of Dusseldorf has suffered a number of terrible calamities over the centuries resulting each time in the destruction of many of the city's buildings.

The Thirty Years War, the War of Spanish Succession and World War 11 have all wreaked havoc on the city but each time Dusseldorf has picked itself up and the citizens have rebuilt their city with dogged determination and pride.

Today Dusseldorf is a sophisticated, modern city, capitol of densely populated Nordrhein-Westfalen and home to a multinational corporation base.

Dusseldorf Attractions

Dusseldorf Shopping

Konigsallee Altstadt. The swanky Ko personifies the vitality and glamour of wealthy Dusseldorf. You can window shop at the designer emporiums or admire the fancy cars parked outside. The Ko-Galerie is a gaudy marble and copper exclusive shopping mall of up-market shops, beware the temptations

Dusseldorf Activities

Grafenberger Forest - A popular day trip for the children it is the perfect spot for long walks, picnics etc. It contains a deer with a number of different species of deer and a forestry school where shidren can learn about the region' flora and fauna

Dusseldorf Parks & Gardens

Hofgarten Park - Upper end of Ko. The park, which is the oldest in Germany an oasis of green inside the city centre. Take a walk to the eastern end of the garden and discover the 18th century Schloe Jagerhof houses and the Goethemuseum.The Hofgarten meets the Rhine at the Ehrendorf museum plaza. Twilight walks along the east bank of the Rhine are wonderful

Dusseldorf Restaurants and Bars

Dusseldorf Restaurants

Marche Konigsallee Situated in the Ko-Galerie mall, this classy cafe/restaurant serves reasonably priced food. An added attraction is watching the poseurs that frequent the mall.

Schabelewojski Bolkerstr 53. You can find this cafe in Heinrich Heine's birthplace. The food is incidental to the 'poetry cafe' held at 8pm on the first Tuesday of each month when customers read poetry in many languages.

Zum Uerige Bergerstr. This trendy restaurant serves authentic German specialties such as Blutwurst (blood sausages) and other local delights.

La Copa Bergerstr. 4 Try the tapas washed down with sangria in this pleasant restaurant.

Dusseldorf Bars & Clubs

Garden - Rathansurfer 8 Internet access, wonderful view of the Rhine and great DJ's who spin techno, funk , R&B etc are all on offer at this ultra-modern cafe/bar.

La Rocca Grunstr.8 By the Ko this high-class club is the place to be seen in your designer gear. The atmosphere here is terrific and the crowd of 20 something's boogie the night away with enthusiasm.

Cafe Rosa Oberbilker Affee 310. The mecca of Dusseldorfs gay community not only throws great party nights but also offers self-defense classes.

Dusseldorf children's activities

Grafenberger Forest - A popular day trip for the children it is the perfect spot for long walks, picnics etc. It contains a deer with a number of different species of deer and a forestry school where shidren can learn about the region' flora and fauna

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