It’s home to the longest bar in Europe.
This is how Altstadt, the oldest part of Dusseldorf is known. In Munich or Berlin you can find an Old Town with an original historical face, but not in Dusseldorf. In the warren of cobbled streets of Dusseldorf you are more likely to find 500 clubs and discos where glasses are brimming with beer.
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Dusseldorf is well-known for its ''Altbier'', which translates as old beer, and refers to a special brewing method known nowhere else in Germany, but here in Dusseldorf. The name "Altbier" first appeared in the 1800s to differentiate the beers of Dusseldorf from the new method of brewing gaining a hold in Germany. Thus, Dusseldorf brewing makes beer taste different, so bar-hopping is a second to none activity in the city.
Anyway, brewing is more a hobby for Dusseldorf than a business to thrive on. What really makes up the main income for this powerhouse of the German economy is a variety of industries from banking, advertising, fashion and telecommunications. Combined these have put the city among the wealthiest of German cities.
Even though Dusseldorf is vain about its role in the Germany of today, it's wrong to think it was always like that. Close your eyes and imagine a little village on the tiny river Düssel, a tributary of the Rhine…that was initially what Dusseldorf looked like, there was no hint it would grow to become a future economic powerhouse of the region. After the terrible destruction of WWII that left almost 85 percent of Dusseldorf in ruins, the city was reborn as a prosperous center in terms of politics, culture and business.
This city full of banks and industrial offices has a number of attractions to see;
- Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse, packed with restaurants and bars offering Spanish cuisine
- The St. Lambertus Basilika, built in the style of the lower Rhine gothic
- K20, the city's newest contemporary art museum famous for its masterpieces by Klee, Picasso and Dalí.
Most of these sights you can find on the right bank of Dusseldorf, while modern Dusseldorf, on the left bank is shaped by the Gehry buildings in Media Harbor. These two sides are connected by five bridges, but the most impressive for strolls is the Oberkassel. Both banks are densely inhabited with 586,217-strong population multicultural in essence as one sixth of this number is foreign born.
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