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Düsseldorf, the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is the seventh largest city in Germany and operates the third busiest international airport in the country. Düsseldorf is one of the wealthiest cities and ranks sixth in the world for best places to live in.
The capital city is renowned for its financial and business centre in addition to becoming a cultural hub. Düsseldorf is also the fashion capital and home to many European and Japanese company headquarters and is famous for its incredible nightlife.
Düsseldorf has a fantastic public transport system, allowing students to move around the city with ease. If you are planning on staying for more than a day in the city, then it is advisable to purchase the city card which will allow you to use public transport for free. In just 30 minutes you will be able to reach the city of Düsseldorf from the international airport via train.
Take the opportunity to shop and explore Europe’s most luxurious shopping street, Konigsallee Street. You will be sure to find the biggest brand names from the fashion world, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada, Chanel, and Tiffany to indulge in some retail therapy.
For those who are art lovers, you will be pleased to know that not only is Düsseldorf a fashion city but is also an art city too. Whilst exploring the city you will come across many art scenes including world-class architecture. The Gehry buildings in the the MedienHafen and the Kö-Bogen by Daniel Libeskind are just two outstanding examples of where modern art lives.
Düsseldorf is also home to some of the most sought-after museums and galleries in Europe. The Kunstsammlung, with its amazing collection of modern art; Classic Remise, with its astounding range of vintage cars and many more for an extraordinary art experience all year round.
Carlstadt Markplatz is the oldest street market in the city and is also the best place to find the freshest produce. This is the perfect place for students to enjoy a variety of German foods including some of the best gourmet dishes. When in Düsseldorf, it is a must to try their local beers to quench your thirst. The city alone has eight brewers that all brew Altbier.
There are many great local parks in the city you can visit, one of them being the Japanese Garden in Nordpark. Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest Japanese communities in Europe. The Japanese garden is a place where you can relax and experience both German and Japanese cultures intertwined together in harmony.