Dusseldorf City Guide
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and also a political and economical centre of Germany. Art and culture play a relevant role in the city. Düsseldorf offers numerous hotels for you to visit the city which is interesting for tourists as well as for business travellers.
Düsseldorf has the biggest airport of the metropolis Rhine/Ruhr area, which has about 10 million inhabitants, and therefore has become an international hub. Many of the hotels can certainly be reached easily from the airport (by train or suburban train). The city is a traffic junction due to the very good connection via ICE train and the proximity to the autobahns A44, A46, A52, A57, A59 and A3. Düsseldorf also offers a very well constructed public transportation network with trams, city train and bus lines, which will be useful and comfortable for the guests of the city’s hotels.
Due to Düsseldorf’s central location and its relevance as fair city, there are numerous excellent hotels in the city centre, which also offer ideal conditions for conferences and conventions. And tourists may choose from a large choice of hotels, ranging from simple to luxurious accommodations, from apartments to holiday homes.
Düsseldorf is home to a factory of Mercedes Benz, the Henkel company, the Teekanne GmbH and the Rheinmetall AG. Furthermore, you will find studios of the TV channels ZDF and WDR in the city.
If you are interested in culture, we recommend you to visit the hunting château Benrath, which is located on the outskirts of the city, the courtyard garden and the historic city centre with its late Gothic town hall, the church Lambertuskirche and the parish church St. Andreas.
In the 19th century the city’s most famous street and elegant promenade for strolling, the Königsallee, also dubbed Kö, was built parallel to the city moat. There you will find boutiques, shops of various exclusive designers and delicatessen shops as well as very nice restaurants and cafés, which may easily be reached from your hotel within a few minutes.
Düsseldorf is also famous for its fairs. In the huge area there are taking place several fairs each year, e.g. the cpd (design fair), boot (aquatics fair), GDS (shoe fair) and the drupa (international trade fair for paper and printing machines).
Total population: 578,326 (30th June 2007)
Postal codes: 40210 – 40629