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Fashion and high society meet Rhineland hospitality in Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is a center of fashion and fine arts, but lovers of modern architecture will also find lots to see. It's a city with many facets and was home to famous Germans from Heinrich Heine to electropop band Kraftwerk.

Dusseldorf's Media Harbor

Dusseldorf's Media Harbor is its landmark

The skyline of the city's Media Harbor, a docklands area rebuilt in the 1990s, is Dusseldorf's calling card. Frank O. Gehry is just one of the well-known architects who have designed buildings there.

Other big names like Joseph Beuys or Markus Lueppertz are connected with Dusseldorf's world-renowned Art Academy. The city is also a center for fashion and boasts 50 established designers as well as around 100 young, up-and-coming stylemakers.

Koenigsallee, one of the most expensive shopping thoroughfares in Germany, attests to the Dusseldorfers' love of elegance. Yet visitors stopping for a refreshing Altbier in one of the taverns in the old part of town will still find plenty of traditional Rhineland exuberance.

Text: DW-TV

Editor: Kate Bowen

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