# 1: Promenade
Locals and visitors take a walk directly by the riverside. From the Ehrenhof buildings in the north passing the former castle square with the castle tower and the lawn in front of the bridge over
the Rhine through to the harbour. Formerly there was a noisy street, today the boardwalk is a place to relax.
# 2: Arts
Düsseldorf is known for its art academy, where many international artists learned their trade. Unsurprisingly, there are many great masterpieces to admire in several museums like K20/K21 or Museum Kunstpalast.
# 3: Architecture
Friends of great architecture will love Düsseldorf. The Gehry buildings in the Medienhafen area are an absolute must. Skyscrapers like the Mannesmann building, the Dreischeibenhaus next to the theatre or the towngate by the Rhine tower are eyecatchers.
# 4: Old town
The old town of Düsseldorf isn't really old. But with its traditional brewery pubs and taverns the oldtown is the so called „longest bar in the world“. Locals prefer the pubs at Ratinger Street and make this place a big open air pub in the summer. But of course there are calm lanes in the old town to join.
# 5: Königsallee
The King's Avenue („Kö“) is an expensive place and a strip mall for the high society. Of course there are classy shops but also well-known clothing stores. Nevertheless a walk along the boulevard is a necessity for all visitors.
# 6: Hofgarten
The large-scale park at the north end of Königsallee is a great place to relax after a shopping tour. The beautiful garden with its old tree population was hit by a staggering storm in 2014, but it's still lovely.
# 7: Carlsplatz
Munich has its „Viktualienmarkt“, in Düsseldorf you will find a permanent market with a huge culinary range on Carl's Place. You get fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese, fish and flowers, and you should taste the best goulash soup in town.
# 8: Rheinturm
The town's landmark stands 240 metres high and is conspicuous. Located on the riverbank next to the Landtag (state parliament) of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) the Rhine Tower is also a big clock, which indicates the time with its illuminating dots. From the observation deck you'll have a magnificent view.
# 9: Medienhafen
At the south end of the promenade the Media Harbour is an old dock with modern buildings. On the bridge you can sit and relax, especially on sunny days. At night you should get a drink in one of the lovely hotel bars.
# 10: Schloss Benrath
In the south of Düsseldorf, in the neighbourhood Benrath you can visit the splendid hunting château „Schloss Benrath“. With its pleasure ground and outbuildings the castle is quite the most beautiful place in the town.
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