In many aspects, a visit to Dusseldorf is indispensable. The city is considered to be a centre of international trade fairs as well as the fashion capital of Germany. Many important companies, including banks and financial companies, have set their headquarters in the Rhine metropolis. Dusseldorf is also a tourism magnet, offering a variety of concerts, exhibitions and museums. During Carnival Season, the jesters rule the city and thousands of visitors are attracted to celebrate with them. Dusseldorf hotels are abundant, and offer a variety of hosting services. Hotels in Dusseldorf provide a good base to explore the city and develop international business contacts.
Visit Dusseldorf & stay at a Leonardo Hotel in Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf is one of the world’s most important trade fair centres. There are more than 40 annual fairs that take place in the city. Among the main fairs in Messe Dusseldorf are Drupa for the printing industry, Dusseldorf International Boat Show, K for plastics and rubber industries, and Medica, for Medical Equipment. Most Hotels in Dusseldorf are conveniently located near the central area, where fairs and events take place.
Getting to Dusseldorf by Train or Plane
The Central Train Station is one of the busiest train stations in Germany, with about 250.000 passengers passing through every day. The station is located right in the centre of the city, near many Dusseldorf city centre hotels. Those travellers only stopping over in Dusseldorf can comfortably stay at one of the Dusseldorf Hotels, located near the Airport, and still enjoy good access to the city with the local public transportation. The German Autobahn (motorway) system connects Dusseldorf with many other cities and if you own a yacht, come with it, and just dock at the Dusseldorf Yacht Port.
Doing Business in Dusseldorf and Hotels in Dusseldorf
As an international business and fair centre, Dusseldorf is home to many large companies, including Henkel, Mannesmann, Vodafone, Metro, and many others. Next to many fashion and textile manufacturers, Dusseldorf is also renowned for its chemical industry and several concerns like Mercedes and ThyssenKrupp have factories around the city. Many hotels in Dusseldorf provide suitable venues for events, meetings and conferences in the city. Due to the high frequency of business events in the city, visitors would be well advised to make reservations in Dusseldorf Hotels ahead of time.
Dusseldorf is considered the capital of the German fashion industry. All major fashion brands have stores on Königsallee (Kö), the main shopping avenue. Stay at one of Dusseldorf Hotels in Königsallee, and you can shop till you drop. There are of course several major shopping outlets and shopping-malls. Also alternative and young designers can be found in the city, especially in the neighbourhood of Flingern. For souvenirs, search for the local mustard at Löwensenf’s factory store.
Sightseeing near the Leonardo Hotels in Dusseldorf
Art in Dusseldorf & Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
The Kunstsammlung in Dusseldorf spread over 10,000 m2 of exhibition space in three locations and is therefore a haven for art-lovers. The collection is dedicated to classical modernism and features works by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian and Warhol. The collection also includes works by artists who have lived and taught in Dusseldorf, including famous artists such as Paul Klee, Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter. Enjoy quick access to the Kunstsammlung by staying at hotels in Dusseldorf located in the Carlstadt area or the Stadtmitte area.
The banks of the Rhein River have become a lively promenade in the past 30 years. Walk on the path to grasp the city’s full beauty or relax on the Freitreppe after a busy day of shopping and sightseeing. Several events take place on the promenade, including the Japan Day fireworks and the Dusseldorf Marathon. Several Hotels in Dusseldorf are located along the Rhein River and provide rooms with a unique view, for an additional fee.
The Dusseldorf Hafen
Modern and contemporary architecture is at its best in Dusseldorf Hafen district (Port District). The Hafen includes buildings by Frank Gehry, David Chipperfield, Will Alsop, and other prominent architects. Finally, the view from the Rheinturm, over 170 m above the ground, reveals another fascinating side of the city. Guests staying in hotels in Dusseldorf in the Hafen district can enjoy daily strolls along the breathtaking architectural view. Dusseldorf hotels in the Hafen district also enable easy access by public transportation to other central areas of the city.