Considered as one of Germany's wealthiest, Düsseldorf is a modern city that at first glance seems all business; advertising, telecommunications, banking and fashion are the key sectors in this city of 1.2 million people. However, spend few hours of bar-hopping around the Altstadt (Old Town) and you soon realise that locals have no problem party once they shed those designer jackets. In fact, Altstadt was nicknamed as the 'longest bar in the world'.
Düsseldorf Old Town was completely destroyed during World War 2. However, it was rebuilt house by house, quarter by quarter according to historic plans. The result is one of the most atmospheric Old Town's in Germany filled with bars, coffee shops and brewing houses.
Another famous attraction in Düsseldorf is the promenade on the bank of Rhine, which is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful urban spots in Germany. It links the Old Town to the modern MedienHafen district, a redeveloped harbour area famous for international avant-garde architecture. The Düsseldorf promenade provides an opportunity to relax and watch the ships passing by and is rightly considered the best place in town to have a have a cocktail and see the sun setting over the Rhine.
Fly directly from Edinburgh to Dusseldorf three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.