“The city of Düsseldorf is very beautiful ...”, said the poet Heinrich Heine, after whom both the university and the language forum are named.
Today this remark holds true more than ever, because Düsseldorf is loveable and livable, multicultural, tolerant and cosmopolitan. People from over 180 nations live here.
And what makes the state capital Düsseldorf so loveable and worth living in?
- The Rhine with its promenade and beaches directly in the city
- The Old Town with its quiet little streets and the longest bar in the world
- The Media Harbor with extraordinary architecture, e.g. the Gehry buildings
- Benrath Castle with its beautiful park, Kaiserswerth with its medieval castle ruins
- Art and culture: large and small museums and numerous galleries, large and small theaters, the Opera on the Rhine and the Tonhalle symphony hall, Schumann, Kraftwerk, Die Toten Hosen and much more
- 15 universities as well as internationally renowned research institutions and companies
- Numerous parks, green areas and the Unterbacher See [lake]
- Fashion and shopping: Kö, Kö-Bogen, Schadowstraße ...
- Karneval, the “fifth” season of the year with Rosenmontag [Rose Monday] procession as the highlight
- The largest fair on the Rhine in July and the Christmas markets in December
- The Alt beer (of course!)
- The best place in Germany for Japanese cuisine
- An easily accessible airport
- Cologne, Bonn, Aachen and many other cities are “just around the corner”
- Plus the Old Town and city center, all the trendy districts - with unusual shops and numerous pubs and restaurants
Happy are they who can live in Düsseldorf!