we visited Düsseldorf today.
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is situated on the River Rhine, and is renowned for its many events and also for its fashion and trade fairs. We went here by train and started our trip at MediaHafen (Media Harbour), a former harbour which is now a modern business quarter.
First we saw an interesting building called "Stadttor" (city gate).
This is the old harbour, now a modern business quarter with a lot of interesting buildings.
We walked towards River Rhine than.
There is a bridge overspanning the inner harbour. From here you have a great overview.
From here you can also take a good photo of Rheinturm (Rhine Tower), a telecommunication tower with a rotating restaurant behind the windows.
Katja showed us the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia, the parliament.
Finally we walked towards the old town of Düsseldorf, along River Rhine Promenade.
Close to the city the promenade is full of bars.
We saw that one of the excursion boats was just coming home. It should start its tour about 10 minutes later, so we decided to make a boat trip. The trip was supposed to last for about 90 minutes.
From here I had a look at the Altstadt (old town). The Düsseldorfer Altstadt is known as the longest bar in the world (»längste Theke der Welt«), because the small old town has more than 300 bars and discotheques.
We were off than, downstream first.
In the meantime the boat made a turn and was going upstream.
We went into town than.
This is part of the Altstadt with its many bars and pubs.
We enjoyed an Altbier here, a special beer which is only brewn in this region.
Next I will show you the old city hall, situated in the old town.
We bought some postcards and a funny fridge magnet.
This is the famous Königsallee, a shopping street where you can find exclusive clothings, jewelry,shoes and other accessoires.
We went home by train than. It was almost 8:00 p.m. the shops were closing. I was very tired, but not too tired to write a postcard to you.