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Düsseldorf is in the west of Germany, the capital city of Germany's most busy federal state, Northrhine Westphalia. And in 2002 it became my new hometown, I moved here to start a new job and somehow even a new life!
Düsseldorf is a good place to live. It has everything you need: Friendly people, lots of things to do, some beautiful architecture, a big river (For me a river or a port is a big plus for a city!), sunny weather, many events and of course a thrilling nightlife! The old town with its 280 pubs gave Düsseldorf its nickname - "Die längste Theke der Welt" (=World's longest bar!)!!! It's amazing, the streets of the old town are never empty - no matter whether you are there on a monday night or at the weekend!
This is what I wrote shortly after I had moved here. Now, after 6 years in the city, I have changed my mind about some points:
The people are not always friendly and it's hard to find the true
Sunny weather? Well, my first summer here was extraordinary. It was all downhill from there and I found out that this area is among the most rainy areas in Germany.
The thrilling nightlife is only made for tourists only. I try to avoid the old town on weekends because all the stag nights and drunk tourists from the countryside turn this part of town into a "small-Mallorca". There's nowhere in the old town where you can have a quiet drink. Can't stand it. Luckily there are other areas which are better fun.
But even though the early fascination for the city is more or less gone I still enjoy living here. However, I mostly enjoy its location: Düsseldorf is close to so many great places for day trips (Holland, Belgium, Cologne, Ruhrgebiet). I also like the fact that is has a lively music and art scene so that there's always something going on. And there are sooo many nice restaurants to try - even though we are still searching for "the perfect pizza" and the "Grillteller-Greek".
My favourite part of Düsseldorf is still the media port district. This is our little "Docklands" area full of stylish atmosphere, trendy bars and big city views. I have added many pictures from there to my Düsseldorf page. Whenever I have guests I bring them here. Not so much for the bars anymore because the port has sold its soul a bit. But for showing off that I live in such a stylish town ;)
But I also found other places which make me feel like I never want to leave again... the bars of Flingern, the long beergarden along the Rhine, Unbehaun's icecream shop as well as the A46, A57, A3 and A2 - all the motorways bringing me to another place quickly ;)
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- Pros:Nightlife at its best and nice river walks, great restaurants and museums
- Cons:Too posh. Too expensive. Old town on weekends sucks.
- In a nutshell:Home :-)
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