With its unbelievable architecture and burgeoning fashion and art scene, Düsseldorf ranks right up there with the world's high-profile cities. But it doesn't stop there. It also has both the ‘longest bar in the world' and a reputation as one of Germany's wealthiest cities.
The city's citizens have an exceptional appreciation for art and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is a testament to this. The regional art museum was founded in 1961, spans two buildings and has earned reputation internationally as a museum for the art of the 20th century.
Kids and adults alike will be captivated by the marionettes from the Marionetten-Theater. Here, a magical ambiance is created by beautifully crafted puppets that dance and sing their way through operas and fairy tales.
Foodies should head straight to Münstermann Kontor. Serving Düsseldorf's best seasonal fare from their busy open kitchen, the legendary bistro has a wonderfully energetic atmosphere. If the weather is good, book in advance and request a sidewalk table.
No one leaves Düsseldorf without trying its Altbier. And where better to do this than Zum Uerige, a popular brew pub with a restaurant serving mouthwatering Rhineland cuisine. If there's time, take a tour of the brewery and learn more about the beer-making process.
Still thirsty? Destille is a trendy neighbourhood bar that has exciting offerings such as live jazz and art exhibitions. The spot is especially packed on Saturday mornings when local authors give talks while patrons enjoy breakfast. While the menu is small, it has plenty vegetarian options.