Dusseldorf is known as the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is also the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.
Travellers who research about Dusseldorf before visiting will find out that it is an international business and financial centre and it is also renowned for its fashion and trade fairs.
Dusseldorf has a very diverse cultural background as it is known for its academy of fine arts Kunstakademie Dusseldorf for its pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music (Kraftwerk) and its relatively large Japanese community. Dusseldorf is a city that is situated in the river Rhine and has a stronghold for Rhenish Carnival celebrations. Dusseldorf attracts a large number of people for the Largest Fair on the Rhine funfair.
Schloss Benrath – Schloss Benrath is a Baroque maison de plaisance or a pleasure palace in Benrath and is owned by Elector Carl Theodor. The structure was designed by Frenchman Nicolas de Pigage. Those planning to visit should know that the complex is about 10km south of the city centre and reached by tram 701 in about 30 minutes. It is said that the ensemble at Benrath has been proposed for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen – Those who are looking for art should visit the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the art collection of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is located in Dusseldorf. There is a unified institution which has three different exhibition venues namely the K20 at Grabbeplatz, the K21 in the Ständehaus, and the Schmela Haus. The art pieces found here are treasures and are made by none other than Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Piet Mondrian. Tourists can also find a wide-ranging ensemble of circa 100 drawings and paintings by Paul Klee, the permanent collection of the Kunstsammlung that offers a singular perspective of classical modernism.
Hop On Hop Off City Tour – For travellers who want to explore the city, there is a bus tour that is conducted by the city's tourist office operating at daytime and does rounds for 90 minutes.
How to get around within Dusseldorf
Travellers will be relieved that the city is a major hub in the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway network. There are more than 1,000 trains stop in Dusseldorf daily. For those who want to know where the station is, Dusseldorf Central Station at Konrad-Adenauer-Platz is located in Dusseldorf-Stadtmitte. Several Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn lines also connect Dusseldorf to other cities of Rhine-Ruhr. There are also local buses that are carried out by the city-owned Rheinbahn that operate within the VRR public transport system. Travelling to and from the airport won't be difficult because the Central Station and the Airport Station (Flughafen-Bahnhof) in Dusseldorf are connected to the national and European high-speed systems (Intercity/Eurocity, IC/EC and InterCityExpress).
How to get there
For travellers who want to visit Dusseldorf, the Dusseldorf Airport is the airport where travellers should book their destination. Travellers can purchase the cheapest flights using Skyscanner and choose among the airlines that operate there such as Air Berlin, Aeroflot, Aer Lingus, Air China, American Airlines, Germanwings, Lufthansa, and Swiss International Air Lines.