Dusseldorf is the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia and is situated right in the heart of the metropolitan region of Rhine-Ruhr. Dusseldorf experiences warm summers and cool winters just like any other city in the lower Rhineland. Expect snowfalls and occasional frosts between December and February and enjoy sunny days from May to September.
The city of Dusseldorf which used to be known as “Dusseldorp” in the dialect of Low Rhenish was first mentioned in a letter that dates back as far as 1135. The German Holy Emperor made the suburb of Kaiserswerth a fortified outpost to monitor the activities happening on the Rhine. In 1929, this suburb soon became part of Dusseldorf.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Depending on when you plan to visit, be sure to book your discount hotel accommodation in advance if you plan to visit the Largest Fair on the Rhine, known as Kirmes Fun Fair which is held every tear in June. Millions of people gather to enjoy nine days of fun featuring various rides, food, beer, shops and activities. Dusseldorf has many wonderful attractions but the most popular is the Altstadt which is famous for the Altbier drink, vibrant nightlife and beautiful churches such as the Neander-church and St. Lambertus Basilica. There are also many architectural gems in Dusseldorf including the Benrath Palace, Goethe Museum and the Rathaus complex which features the Gurpello House, Wilhelminischer Bau and The Old Town Hall.
Getting around Dusseldorf is made quick and easy with its comprehensive network of buses, trains and the underground.