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As an international financial giant, Düsseldorf has a well-to-do reputation underpinned by its chic shopping street Königsallee and the revitalised harbour where the big names in architecture have contributed buildings.
The city has an earthier side too, and residents and tourists let their hair down and quaff the local Altbier in the historic Altstadt which has hundreds of bars.
By the 1970s local industry was on the wane, especially after the closure of the local Mannesmann pipe factory.
And since the 1990s the harbour has been transformed into a contemporary office district for fashion brands and media firms, but also with restaurants, bars and a cinema.
This floods the interior with natural light, and you can work your way through five floors of art dating from the 1970s to today.
In the collection are installations, prints, video art and photography by artists like Candida Höfer, Marcel Broodthaers, Paul Mc Carthy, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, William Kentridge and Nam June Paik.
In July there’s an explosion of fun and levity at the Kirmes fair, a public celebration that is only exceeded by Oktoberfest for scale.
The old town is by no means large, but if you’re planning a night out in Düsseldorf there are more nightspots than you could ever hope to visit.
If Düsseldorf is a byword for luxury and high-end lifestyles it’s because of Königsallee, a plush shopping boulevard either side of a canal lined with plane trees.
The name is usually contracted to “Kö” by locals, and the street runs for a kilometre north to south, with every premium brand under the sun on the way.
Under the same umbrella, the K21 Ständehaus is a separate museum space introduced in 2002.
The venue is the Neo-Renaissance parliament building, which is magnificent from the outside but even more thrilling inside as its roof has been replaced with a glass canopy and the interior reconfigured into a “piazza”.
Unsurprisingly, the panoramas are glorious, and merit the €9 entry fee at peak times for adults.