Düsseldorf, located at the transition from the Lower Rhine to Bergisches Land, is the political centre of North Rhine-Westphalia with over 500,000 inhabitants as the state capital.
The metropolis on the Rhine is of international importance not only because of its extraordinary economic strength, but also in the fields of art, culture and modern architecture. With an agglomeration radius of about 50 km and a population of nine million, the city offers its residents a wide range of housing options.
Düsseldorf is one of the economically strongest metropolises in Europe. Since its industrialisation it has become home to internationally important industrial and commercial enterprises as well as major banks. Numerous advertising agencies and fashion studios make the city an important place for creative people.
Düsseldorf consists of 10 municipalities and 49 districts. In recent years the city has really “beautified” and offers attractive residential locations for every taste. The main residential locations in Düsseldorf are the districts of Düsseltal, Niederkassel, Oberkassel and Kaiserswerth.
Düsseldorf offers a wide variety of neighbourhoods. There is something for everyone, from singles to young families to older generations. However, you often have to dig a little deeper into your pockets. Popular student districts are the Bilk, Unterbilk and Wersten.
As a carnival city, Düsseldorf is known for its customs. Every year between Weiberfastnacht (Women’s Carnival) and Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) people celebrate to the full. The Old Town in Düsseldorf is the heart of the state capital and captivates everyone. Between the Rhine and Heinrich-Heine-Allee there are over 200 bars, pubs, restaurants and cafés in a surprisingly small space. No one needs to be thirsty here, after all the Altstadt is known as “the longest bar in the world”.
Königsallee in Düsseldorf can rightly be called a boulevard. It belongs to a small group of internationally renowned streets and is affectionately called “Kö” throughout the world. The street is constantly the scene of unscripted performances in which “Kö” is the stage and the people who inhabit it are both actors and spectators.