Old Town Düsseldorf, Germany
The famous Altstadt is a wondrous square kilometre that has more to offer than any other district in Düsseldorf.
This is where the waiters (“Köbesse”) are diamonds in the rough, where the next beer comes without it being ordered and where pork knuckles are a staple of people’s diet as well as where tales are told and tranquillity goes hand in hand with the city’s hustle and bustle. More than 260 pubs line the “longest bar in the world”: local breweries, lounges, cocktail bars, electro-clubs and sophisticated ambiences – this is the place to find the venue to suit your personal taste.
But it’s not only body and soul that will feel great in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt: the district will also provide intellectual stimulation because this is where most of the state capital’s art and cultural venues are to be found. The major Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the innovative NRW-Forum, the venerable Museum Kunstpalast and the Filmmuseum, which has even been praised by Hollywood greats, are just a few of the many museums that leave an impression on visitors.
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