The capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. Built on the Rhine, it's an international financial centre renowned for its business events, boasting the largest convention centre in the world – the CCD. Culturally, Düsseldorf is known for its academy of fine arts, its pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music (yes, it's the home of Kraftwerk), its large Japanese community and rich German history, all of which makes it the perfect city for business and pleasure.

  • Art, K21
    Inside Dusseldorf's state collection of 21st century art, K21 – also a great venue…
  • Art, Kunstakademie
    Visit Germany's oldest Arts Academy, home of may influential artists – and Kraftwerk!
  • Art, Museum hub
    Inside Dusseldorf's stunning treasure trove of art and history.
  • Drink, Killipitsch
    The story behind Dusseldorf's famous blood-red liquor, Killipitsch, made from a combination of 90 fruits, berries, herbs and spices.
  • Flingern, Fashion
    Meet one of the local designers in Dusseldorf's Flingern area, renowned for its creative independent shops.
  • Flingern, Givebox
    Inside the Givebox project, an idea by one of the artists living in Dusseldorf's vibrant and creative Flingern district.
  • Food, Dusseldorf Central Market
    Experience the sights and sounds of the city's main food market…
  • Population
    Circa 600,000
  • Area
    217 square kilometres
  • Temperature
    The average annual temperature is 10.6°C
  • Location
    Düsseldorf lies at the centre of the Lower Rhine basin, where the delta of the River Düssel flows into the Rhine.
  • Climate
    Düsseldorf experiences moderate winters with little snowfall and mild to warm summers.
  • Rainfall
    Average yearly rainfall is around 800cm