The fashion capital of Germany boasts of more than 800 showrooms with the latest designer and couture creations. ‘The Gallery Düsseldorf’ emerged from Igedo, once the world’s biggest fashion show, and is now a biannual event that attracts international fashion designers and buyers to the city.
Meanwhile, the street Königsallee is lined with exclusive boutiques of such world known brands as Armani, Bulgari, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Gucci, Jil Sander, Prada, Tiffany & Co. and Versace. Schadow Arkaden, Sevens, and Kö Galerie offer a winning combination of quality and variety. There are some other arcades around Lorettostrasse, or the Flingern quarter with its trendy offerings.
There’s also Schadowstrasse, or Carlstadt, a peaceful quarter of antique shops and art galleries. The laid-back Old Town (Altstadt), affectionately called the World’s Longest Bar, has an abundance of pubs, bars and clubs and offers a generous opportunity to relax and unwind after hitting the shops.
But Düsseldorf is not only a shopping mecca. The city has so much more to offer. Düsseldorf boasts of dozens of museums and over 100 art galleries, including the acclaimed Düsseldorf Arts Academy encompassing internationally renowned art collections.
After exploring Altstadt, be sure to visit the neighboring Ehrenhof district with its Tonhalle, a concert hall constructed in 1926 as the base of the city’s orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
Located on the Rhine, with its wonderful riverside walkways and magnificent parks, Düsseldorf is a particularly pleasant place to spend time.
Such events as the Old Town Autumn attract thousands of visitors, and every four years the international art community turns its attention to Düsseldorf for the Quadriennale with its outstanding exhibition programme.
In July Düsseldorf hosts the Largest Fair on the Rhine, a huge week-long funfair. In November the popular Karneval with its cheerful parades and colourful costumes takes place.
Düsseldorf is home to third biggest Japanese community in Europe after London and Paris. The lively Japanese quarter is located around Hotel Nikko on Immermannstrasse, where you can hit upon Japanese supermarkets, bookshops, restaurants and much more.
On Japan Day Düsseldorf turns into a little Tokyo with approximately 7,000 Japanese citizens together with thousands of guests, celebrate the culture, art and cuisine of their country. The crowning event of Japan Day is an impressive firework over the Rhine.
If all that fashion, shopping and culture leaves you worn out, you can just spend your time in Burgplatz, an evening hangout spot for the people of Düsseldorf.
Enjoy the most remarkable sights of the German fashion capital in the video below.