Attractions in and Near Düsseldorf
As an international headquarters for fashion, Düsseldorf’s streets, especially the shopping boulevard Königsallee, are lined with upscale stores and boutiques. Luxury hotels such as the Breidenbacher Hof are here, as are restaurants with regional specialties, and breweries with Düsseldorf’s famous Altbier. Düsseldorf also has an art academy rich in tradition, and many galleries. Castles such as Schloss Benrath, built in 1755, and churches such as St. Lambertus, built in 1159, are reminiscent of past epochs.
Düsseldorf is located in the center of Europe, so visitors can reach most European capitals and the alpine regions of Austria in a maximum of two hours’ flight time. Also nearby is the Sauerland highland region with small skiing villages. In Düsseldorf’s neighbor city of Neuss, one of Europe’s largest indoor halls offers skiing and snowboarding on real powder snow. Other cities close to Düsseldorf include Cologne, whose cathedral from the Middle Ages is a great tour. Bonn is Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace.
BELOW: Big boats must be transported overland from the Rhine River.
ABOVE: The show features a pool it calls The Wave, which allows attendees to try board sports.