Düsseldorf is a city in western Germany, located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. With a population of over 600,000 people, it is the seventh-largest city in Germany. Düsseldorf is known for its fashion and art scene, with several fashion events and exhibitions taking place throughout the year. The city is also famous for its Old Town, which is home to several historic landmarks, such as the St. Lambertus Church and the Schlossturm. Düsseldorf is a centre of business and commerce, with a strong focus on trade, finance, and logistics. The city is also a hub for education and research, with several universities and research institutions.

Interesting Facts

Fashion lives in the fabric of Düsseldorf

The Düsseldorf Fashion Days (previously Collection Première Düsseldorf) is an umbrella term for buying and specialist events as well as shopping events and fashion shows which take place in Düsseldorf.

Königsallee is a must-visit for those who enjoy shopping for luxury brands!

The heart of North Rhine-Westphalia

Düsseldorf is the capital of the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW).

It lies mainly on the right bank of the Rhine River, approx. 34 km northwest of Cologne.

We'll drink to that...

Düsseldorf has the longest “bar” in the world!

A 1km strip houses over 260 pubs, bars and clubs. It truly is a sight to behold.


As of 2023, the population of Düsseldorf was 640,000. Of course, this number is constantly changing.

That means Düsseldorf is Germany’s 7th biggest city just behind Frankfurt and Stuttgart.

Local Attractions

Altstadt - 40213 Düsseldorf-Stadtbezirk 1| 2.1km from City Centre

Altstadt (Old Town) is home to ‘The Düsseldorfer Altstadt’ which is known as “the longest bar in the world” (längste Theke der Welt).

The small Old Town has more than 300 bars and discothèques; supposedly, each establishment’s bar-counter connecting to one next door.

The Marktplatz Square is a fine example of German architecture – dense with history.

Rheinturm - Stromstraße 20, 40221, Düsseldorf | 2.5km from city centre

The Rheinturm is a 240-meter-high telecommunications tower, offering stunning views over the city.  The observation deck is open daily from 10:00 to 23:30.

The tower boasts a Japanese Fusion-style restaurant that offers a stunning back drop… Düsseldorf.

This restaurant revolves hourly, to ensure your view is ever-changing.

Classic Remise - Harffstraße 110a, 40591, Düsseldorf | 4.1km from city centre

The Classic Remise, a vintage car sanctuary, caters to enthusiasts with spare parts, merchandise, and servicing. Its halls showcase meticulously preserved automobiles, each with a unique story. A pilgrimage for aficionados, it epitomizes the enduring allure of vintage cars.

Above all else, this is a fantastic venue to simply admire hundreds of vintage cars.

Nordpark, Kaiserswerther Str. 365, 40474, Düsseldorf | 5.5km from city centre

Nordpark is a serene expanse of meadows, walkways, ponds, lakes and fountains. A famous features is its themed gardens – the most popular of which is the Japanese Garden – a sight to behold.

Air and Rail Connections

Düsseldorf Airport (Flughafen Düsseldorf)

Located approx. 7 kilometres north of downtown Düsseldorf and some 20 kilometres southwest of Essen in the Rhine-Ruhr area, Germany’s largest metropolitan area.

Düsseldorf is the fourth-busiest airport in Germany and is a hub for Eurowings and a focus city for several more airlines. The airport has three passenger terminals and two runways and can handle wide-body aircraft up to the Airbus A380.

Düsseldorf Central Station - Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 14, 40210 Düsseldorf

The station is frequented by roughly a quarter million passengers per day and is therefore Germany’s tenth busiest station.

All modes of rail transport are offered on the 20 main line tracks across 16 platforms.

Housing and living costs

Monthly average rental costs are calculated based on apartments both inside and out of the city centre.

  • 1 bedroom – 757 euros
  • 2 bedroom – 1,150 euros
  • 3 bedroom – 1,446 euros

For further information, click here.

To calculate German tax click here.

For information about the German tax system click here.

International Education

International School of Düsseldorf

The International School of Düsseldorf in Keiserswerth has been running for over 50 years and has the largest number of US and UK students.

St. George's - The British International School

St Georges international school boasts of welcoming ‘applications from pupils of all backgrounds, irrespective of ability or previous educational experience’.

The school is made up of a diverse population (over 60 nationalities), with diverse cultural and educational histories.


Benrath Palace & Park - Benrather Schloßallee 100-108, 40597 Düsseldorf | 9.2km from city centre

Schloss Benrath is a Baroque-style ‘maison de plaisance’, or otherwise known as a rural retreat for the wealthy. This building and park surrounding it is a great representation of fine European landscaping, and within the vicinity there are several museums such as Museum Corps de Logis (The Main Building Museum), Naturkundemuseum (A Natural History Museum) and Museum für Europäische Gartenkunst (A Garden Art Museum).

Film Museum State Capital - Schulstraße 4, 40213 Düsseldorf | 1.9km from city centre

Interactive cinematic museum with rare technical items, movie posters, film archives & a cinema.

The Alpenpark Neuss/Jever Fun Skihalle - An d. Skihalle 1, 41472 Neuss | 13.4km from city centre

The Alpenpark Neuss opened on 4 January 2001 as the “Jever Fun Skihalle”, Germany’s first indoor ski area. The slope has a gentle gradient from 10 to 18 per cent and a steeper section in the upper area. As well as fun on the piste, visitors can also look forward to tobogganing on several courses next to the ski slope. Alpine-style restaurants with a rustic hut atmosphere and après-ski parties every weekend ensure “a moads Gaudi” (a ton of fun) on the “Neuss Glacier”.

TG Nord Düsseldorf e.V. (Tennis & Padel) - Neusser Weg 92, 40474 Düsseldorf | 8km from city centre

The name TG Nord stands for Tennis Community. And that is not just a term, but also a lived club culture. A sociable club life is maintained and people regularly celebrate together in the well-run restaurant ‘Goodwood’ in the clubhouse and in the lounge at the padel facility. In addition to the many active men’s teams, there is also a lively and successful women’s department. Thanks to the modern tennis hall, the season is played all year round.

Events, Festivals and Holidays

Düsseldorf Carnival

The carnival is held throughout the winter months every year and has a long history dating back to 1360!

At 11:11 on November 11th, Hoppeditz (the carnival joker) awakes out of a giant mustard pot and proceeds to give a speech known as Narrenschelte. This deliberately insulting but comedic speech is responded to by the city mayor, who overlooks the ceremony from the Town Hall Balcony.

This ceremony is followed by a day long party, followed by parties and sessions throughout the winter months.

Japan Day

On 1 June, Düsseldorf transforms into the site of one of Europe’s largest Japanese culture festivals. Düsseldorfers and all guests can expect a day full of Japanese art, culture and culinary delights, plus a spectacular Japanese fireworks display on the river Rhine.

Food & Drink Options

Wochenmarkt Ahnfeldplatz – Gertrudispl., 40229, Düsseldorf | 4.3km from city centre

If you’re looking for fresh fruit and vegetables, the Ahnfeldplatz weekly market in Düsseldorf is the right place for you!

The market opens to its visitors twice a week. Whether exotic fruits or regional organic products – there is something for everyone who appreciates fresh quality. During a leisurely stroll through the market you can discover the following products, among others, in a friendly atmosphere: Bread, Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Fish & Cheese.

Nador Markt - Linienstraße 7, 40227, Düsseldorf | within city centre

Nador Markt is famous for bringing together vendors who offer a range of halal food, from North Africa.

The market also offers unique breads and a range of fruit and vegetables to the many customers who regularly visit.

Brauerei Ferdinand Schumacher - Oststraße 123, 40210, Düsseldorf | within city centre

This is one of the few independent breweries in Düsseldorf, with beer that has been in production for over 175 years. The public house serves traditional German food and is a wonderful place to soak up the culture of Germany!


Max Brown Midtown | 3-star hotel within city centre

Address: Kreuzstraße 19A · 40210 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 3611980

Leonardo Hotel | 4-star hotel 1.1km from city centre

Address: Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 3, 40227 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 77710

Living Hotel De Medici | 5-star hotel 1.8km from city centre

Address: Muehlenstr. 31 · 40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 160920

Getting Around The City

Public Transport

Düsseldorf has an extensive public transport system, comprised of buses, trams, a subway (U-Bahn) and suburban rail service (S-Bahn).

Click this link for maps, timetables and journey planners.

Taxi Companies

Taxi-Düsseldorf eG | +49 211 33333
Rhein-Taxi Datenfunkzentrale 212121 GmbH | +49 211 21 21 21

Shopping Malls

sevens - Home of Saturn - Sevens, Königsallee 56, 40212 Düsseldorf | within city centre

sevens – Home of Saturn differs from regular shopping malls due it being the home to luxury brands in the city such as Emporio Armani, La Passione, Mandarina Duck, Evi, Schnitzler and many, many more.

It’s safe to say that this is one of the most famous shopping malls in Europe. Have you got room in your suitcase for a little treat?

KÖ Galerie - Königsallee 60E, 40212 Düsseldorf | 1.1km from city centre

The location on Königsallee, one of the most famous and exclusive shopping streets, gave it the name – KÖ Galerie. Its unique architecture makes it one of the most impressive shopping galleries in the world.

Guests can expect a high-quality mix of industries with premium and luxury brands on three elegant shopping floors with around 20,000 square meters of sales space. The KÖ Galerie’s parking garage with 1,000 parking spaces also makes visiting the shopping gallery a comfortable experience.

Local Football Teams

Fortuna Düsseldorf

Founded in 1895, Fortuna entered the league in 1913 and was a fixture in the top flight from the early 1920s up to the creation of the Bundesliga in 1963. 2023–24 will be their fourth season in a row in the 2. Bundesliga since getting relegated from the Bundesliga in the 2019–20 season.

Fortuna captured one German championship in 1933 and two German cup DFB-Pokal wins in 1979 and 1980. Their greatest feat in European competition was a Cup Winners Cup final in 1979 where they lost to Barcelona.

Düsseldorf GFC Ladies

Düsseldorf GFC Ladies is a Gaelic football team. Founded in the vibrant city of Düsseldorf, the team exemplifies dedication, diversity, and teamwork.

This is an amateur team who are always looking for new members. Could this be you?


Pharma-Ko3 Apotheke

Address: Schadowstr. 72, 40212, Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 36 119 680


Address: Friedrichstr. 2, 40217, Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 381 998


Address: Birkenstr. 66, 40233, Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 914640