Düsseldorf is the capital of the North Rhine–Westphalia Land state in western Germany and is situated a tributary of the Rhine River. Düsseldorf is the economic powerhouse of the region and one of the wealthiest cities in Germany. It is 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Cologne. Dusseldorf is the administrative and cultural centre of the industrial Rhine-Ruhr area.
The economic industries in Dusseldorf include iron, steel, chemicals, glass, and textiles. Many of the internet companies in Düsseldorf have their roots in the world of advertising. There are over 400 advertising agencies in Düsseldorf, among them three of the largest found throughout Germany - BBDO Group, Publicis Group, and Grey Group. Foreign agencies with offices in the city include Ogilvy & Mather, Dentsu, Hakuhodo, Digital District, and DDB. There are also about 200 publishing houses in Düsseldorf. There is office space available near the businesses. Daimler AG builds the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter light commercial vehicles in Düsseldorf. There are also many Japanese banks and corporations that have their European headquarters in Düsseldorf.
Entertainment And Dining Out
At Hofgarten, black and white swans grace the lake in this rambling park. This park is one of the best spots to relax or get a little outdoor exercise. It is located at the north end of Königsallee, one of Dusseldorf’s major shopping streets. This street is right in the centre of town. It is lined with high-end designer shops such as Gucci and Chanel. This area also offers a large selection of dining options. The Grand City Hotel has a breakfast restaurant and bar in this area.
Düsseldorf International Airport is 6km (4 miles) north of the city, has regularly scheduled connections to German, European, and many other international airports. You can fly from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf in just 45 minutes or from Munich or Berlin in an hour. The airport is linked to the GermanRail network. The main train station, the Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof offers frequent connections to all major cities. The travel time to Frankfurt from this station is typically 2 1/2 hours; to Munich, 7 hours.