Visiting Düsseldorf City in Western Germany

Just recently, I grabbed at the chance to see Düsseldorf for myself. I didn’t let the rain bother me on my way to one of the richest cities in Germany. Upon arriving, I knew where to look, walked to it, and became instantly pleased with the experience.

Now, I want to tell you what I thought of Düssedorf (Wiki) in five impressions.


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1. Ease of traveling around

On our first few moments into arriving in Düsseldorf, we got off from Düsseldorf Flughafen station. My husband and I were so hungry and the restaurants nearby were right in the middle of the Düsseldorf Airport. So, we had to take a vehicle called a “SkyTrain” to take us to the inside of the Düsseldorf Airport. The SkyTrain is a little car that transports passengers to different parts of the airport. The ride feel was much like riding the MRT. In six minutes, we were already inside the airport.

A peek of a SkyTrain
A peek of a SkyTrain
Düsseldorf Airport celebrating 90 years with a photo exhibit
Düsseldorf Airport celebrating 90 years with a photo exhibit
Departures Area of the airport
Departures Area of the airport

The next day, we embarked on a day trip around the old town of Düsseldorf. Getting there requires a train trip from the airport to the Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof. Thankfully our hotel was right in front of the airport. Minutes later, we hopped into an S11 train. It was that convenient!

That's me, my sister-in-law, and my husband on a train to the city centre
That’s me, my sister-in-law, and my husband on a train to the city centre

2. Düsseldorf is a city straight out of a novel

Everywhere we went, the city looked as if it jumped out of a novel. Old buildings were around, seemingly dating as far back as the 1700s. Also, some new buildings were built next to them. Seeing two generations of architecture in one area is interesting!

As we walked on farther and further, crowds were beginning to multiply. We were right in the middle of a carnival! People were in their costumes, cheering and chanting with beer in hand.

We were right in the middle of a gathering in the town square
We were right in the middle of a gathering in the town square
Some of the old buildings in Düsseldorf Altstadt
Some of the old buildings in Düsseldorf Altstadt
An art museum in the old town
An art museum in the old town

3. Königsallee is a beautiful stretch of land!

Düsseldorf has a place called Königsallee and it’s filled with shops. It is literally a shoppers’ paradise, and for people like me, a place for a nice, long walk. Kö, as the locals call it, is a charming place, in my opinion.

At Königsallee with my sister-in-law.
At Königsallee with my sister-in-law.
Some of my fine feathered friends near Königsallee
Some of my fine feathered friends near Königsallee

4. Dining in Düsseldorf is an amazing opportunity

During our walking tour, we dined at two establishments. Both establishments provided a fun, comfortable atmosphere while enjoying their food and drinks. Personally, I am pleased that I chose these places — they are awesome that I recommend that you visit them!

For lunch, we proceeded to a place called Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei, or Zum Uerige, a brewery house popular among the locals for its Altbier. This locale is so popular and that our dining experience is interesting that it warrants its own article! I will write all about our dining experience here in another blog post.

The Zum Uerige, with its recognisable weather vane on top of the building.
The Zum Uerige, with its recognisable weather vane on top of the building.

Die Kaffee Ecke is another place we visited for coffee and cakes. It is a small café with a very homey vibe. Still, just like Zum Uerige, our Kaffee-und-Kuchen experience is best explained in another blog post.

Die Kaffee Ecke's delicious Carrot Cake
Die Kaffee Ecke’s delicious Carrot Cake

5. Düsseldorf is a city you’ll keep coming back for more.

Because of the rain, our tour of Düsseldorf was limited to a small area in the Altstadt. But, of course, the rain wasn’t enough to stop me from saying that this city has a lot to offer beyond the Altbier and the Königsallee. Basically, Düsseldorf is a city for everyone — from the shoppers to history buffs to beer junkies to culture fans — and you’ll find yourself saying that you want to come back for more.

Entrance to the Black Box Film Museum
Entrance to the Black Box Film Museum
An aerial shot of the Altstadt, taken from up on the ferris wheel.
An aerial shot of the Altstadt, taken from up on the ferris wheel.
Annie posing with her order of Bratwurst
Annie posing with her order of Bratwurst
Bolkerstraße, where the writer Heinrich Heine was born in 1797.
Bolkerstraße, where the writer Heinrich Heine was born in 1797.

Düsseldorf Port
Düsseldorf Port

So far, Düsseldorf, as a global city, treated us to a world of experience. We’ll definitely come back, Düsseldorf!

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