The corporate environment may thrive in Dusseldorf, but this part of Germany features more than strictly business. There’s a variety of landmarks and other fascinating structures that tourists might like to see, which showcases the importance of Dusseldorf in the history of North Rhine. One can visit here through Dusseldorf Airport, located seven kilometres from downtown part of the city. It is one of the major ports of entry in the country, handling around 18 to 20 million travellers in recent years.
With two runways more than 8,000 ft long, as well as a line-up of long-haul operations, Dusseldorf Airport accommodates millions of passengers venturing to different parts of Europe and other continents. This serves as a convenient gateway to also look around the different parts of region of North Rhine Westphalia and other surrounding areas.
Where to go
Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, has an illustrious history and reputation dating back in the Middle Ages. One can appreciate the wonders of this city in Speicherstadt, the world's largest warehouse complex, which also houses shops, cafes, and small museums. From here, one can venture to the Internationales Maritimes Museum, which explores the maritime past of Hamburg. Its collection contains 26,000 model ships, thousands of construction plans, and other materials. There is also the Elbphilharmonie, a major concert hall known for its individually curved glass panes and other intricate architectural details.
Heidelberg, the oldest and most famous university town in Germany, should not be missed. With landscapes that inspired Turner, tourists venturing here will have plenty of natural landmarks to enjoy exploring. Those staying within the shadow of the city's majestic structures will find plenty to appreciate. There is the Schloss Heidelberg, a Renaissance castle in ruins. Visiting the area around it will let one enjoy fabulous far-reaching views over the Neckar River and the Altstadt rooftops. From here, one can also check out the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat, the illustrious educational institution itself. Going around is a must, in order to view the historic facilities around the Universitatsplatz and then the Studentenkarzer, the jail for students who have committed certain misdeeds that merited a stint behind bars.
Usually two hours away is Warsaw, the capital of Poland and a representative symbol of Polish perseverance. Once levelled in World War II, this city has since reconstructed and now features a number of landmarks for tourists to appreciate. One of the leading sights is the Warsaw Rising Museum, which commemorates the city's heroic uprising against Nazi occupation in 1944.
Tourists can then move to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which traces 1,000 years of the Jewish history in Poland. The Royal Castle is also a marvel, which was rebuilt as a copy of the original that was blown up in the 1940s. It stands to reflect the grand legacy of the dukes of Mazovia that started in the 14th century and became one of Europe's most splendid royal residences.
Singapore, called a City in a Garden, can also be added to the itinerary. About 13 hours or so away from Dusseldorf, this part of Asia glimmers as one of top countries in terms of economic standing. Some of the sights to find here is the Gardens by the Bay, with its high-tech Supertrees and whimsical sculptures. Visitors must go to the OCBC Skyway, where one can get a scenic view of the gardens, city, and strait. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is also a must, where one will find an orchid breeding program that has over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids. There is also a dense rainforest here, with more than 300 species of vegetation.
How to get out
When going out of Dusseldorf Airport, tourists can book connecting flights to a variety of destinations. Airlines serving here include Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Bucharest, Air Cairo, Air China, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Air VIA, airBaltic, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, AtlasGlobal, Austrian Airlines, BMI Regional, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Bulgarian Air Charter, Cathay Pacific, Condor, Corendon Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Emiraes, Eurowings, Finnair, Germania, Germanwings, Iberia, Iraqi Airways, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, TUIfly, Tunisair, and Vueling.
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