Düsseldorf and surroundings

“The city of Düsseldorf is very beautiful …”, said the poet Heinrich Heine, after whom both the university and the language forum are named.

Sprachforum Heinrich Heine - Düsseldorf - Heine

Today this remark holds true more than ever, because Düsseldorf is loveable and livable, multicultural, tolerant and cosmopolitan. People from over 180 nations live here.

  • And what makes the state capital Düsseldorf so loveable and worth living in?
  • The Rhine with its promenade and beaches directly in the city
  • The Old Town with its quiet little streets and the longest bar in the world
  • The Media Harbor with extraordinary architecture, e.g. the Gehry buildings
  • Benrath Castle with its beautiful park, Kaiserswerth with its medieval castle ruins
  • Art and culture: large and small museums and numerous galleries, large and small theaters, the Opera on the Rhine and the Tonhalle symphony hall, Schumann, Kraftwerk, Die Toten Hosen and much more
  • 15 universities as well as internationally renowned research institutions and companies
  • Numerous parks, green areas and the Unterbacher See [lake]
  • Fashion and shopping: Kö, Kö-Bogen, Schadowstraße …
  • Karneval, the “fifth” season of the year with Rosenmontag [Rose Monday] procession as the highlight
  • The largest fair on the Rhine in July and the Christmas markets in December
  • The Alt beer (of course!)
  • The best place in Germany for Japanese cuisine
  • An easily accessible airport
  • Cologne, Bonn, Aachen and many other cities are “just around the corner”
  • Plus the Old Town and city center, all the trendy districts – with unusual shops and numerous pubs and restaurants

Happy are they who can live in Düsseldorf!