A city break in Dusseldorf serves up a delicate slice of modern German culture in one of its most dazzling destinations. This wealthy, contemporary city is awash with designer shops and one of the most vibrant bar and nightclub scenes on the Rhine. Low cost carriers offer cheap flights to Dusseldorf, ensuring it is just a short hop from the UK to the state capital of Western Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region.
City breaks in Dusseldorf have a truly universal flavour, with a cultural course to suit any palate. The popular Altstadt area is affectionately known as 'the longest bar in the world', where the local Altbier flows almost as fast as the Rhine in bustling riverside establishments. In the historic quarter hearty German food is complimented by a variety of international restaurants. High-brow art and culture are equally well catered for in the museums, theatres and the distinguished Dusseldorf opera house.
The redeveloped harbour area, the MedienHafen, offers upscale dining and cosmopolitan drinking in the stunning surroundings of avant-garde modernist architecture created by the very best of the genre, such as the legendary Frank Gehry. Having established itself as a centre for banking, advertising, telecommunications and fashion, Dusseldorf is now flirting with its reputation to put nightlife, culture, shopping and entertainment at the forefront of its city break appeal.
The streets of Dusseldorf are lined with cafes, coffee bars and restaurants. Sample local german delights, along with a glass or two of black beer or cherry wine.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk)website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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