Düsseldorf city life
Düsseldorf has a rich cultural heritage and an energetic night life as well. You can drowse away and visit museums, cultural attractions and other architectural works, like:
- Rheinturm (TV tower), the city's landmark
- The Gehry buildings in the Düsseldorf media harbour
- The Wilhem Marx House – it was Germany's first high-rise building
- The Museum of Art (Museum Kunstpalast)
- The Burgplatz (Castle-Square)
- St. Lambertus Basilika
- Akademie-Galerie (exhibition space of the Art Academy Düsseldorf)
- Goethe Museum
- Museum Kunst Palast
- Kaiserswerth – the historical district with the ruined castle of Barbarossa Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
See a play or musical at one of the theatres: Apollo, Capitol, Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Take a walk at the EKO-House, the house of Japanese culture, Europe’s first and unique Buddhist temple, surrounded by several buildings. Have a tour through Altstadt ("old town"), the historic town centre. Königsallee is a popular place for shopping.
Düsseldorf hosts many festivals, probably the most famous is the Rhenish Carnival celebration, held annually, during summer. Düsseldorf is also renowned for its contribution to the culture of modern popular music. You shouldn’t miss Düsseldorf's Rhine Embankment Promenade that offers one of the best ways of enjoying the city's wonderful riverside.
Due to Düsseldorf's proximity to the Belgian and Dutch border, weekend trips to Amsterdam or Brussels are easy to arrange.
International atmosphere in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is an international business and financial centre and one of Germany’s strongest economic regions, with international ties. Apart from Düsseldorf attracting many large, international companies, the city attracts international crowd during its numerous fashion and trade fairs and music events. Study in an international and colourful German city that will help you meet people from all over the world.
Düsseldorf is home to several ethnic communities, having the largest Japanese community in Europe. Other minorities includes people coming from Turkey, Greece and Poland.
Düsseldorf experiences moderate winters with little snowfall and mild to warm summers. The warm season lasts from May to September with an average daily high temperature above 21°C (69 °F). July is the wettest and the hottest month, presenting high temperatures of 25°C (77° F).