Düsseldorf is the capital city of the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the country's seventh most populous city.
The city on the River Rhine is an international business and financial centre. Düsseldorf is also renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, and its academy of fine arts. Among the top ten most livable cities: global consultant Mercer in 2017 ranked Düsseldorf 6th in its 19th annual quality of living survey.
Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin have enjoyed perfect starts and find themselves joint top of the league with Bayern Munich. The bottom of the table is equally surprising, with Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke still pointless.
Hammered by Dortmund last weekend, RB Leipzig are still without a league win after drawing at home with newly-promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf. Jean-Kevin Augustin spared the hosts' blushes midway through the second half.
Vienna has been ranked as the most livable city in the world for the first time, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit global survey. Five German cities, including Frankfurt, have ranked in the top 30.
Joachim Löw is taking no chances ahead of Germany's friendly against Spain in Düsseldorf on Friday night and will rely on a trusted core of experienced players. Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen gets the nod in goal.