Welcome to Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf sits a stone's throw from Cologne on the important European waterway of the Rhine River. Whether window-shopping on Konigsallee (an avenue which generates more sales revenue than any other street in Germany); strolling the river promenade; exploring the Rococo splendour of Schloss Benrath, or the enchanting old town: Dusseldorf is sure to delight.
Germany’s seventh largest city was devastated in WW2 but is now one of the most important centres in the country.
- Dusseldorf became the capital of the new North Rhine-Westphalia state in 1946
- Experts estimate there are still about 100,000 unexploded bombs under Dusseldorf