In many aspects, a visit to Düsseldorf 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. Düsseldorf 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. Hotels in Düsseldorf provide a good base to explore the city and develop international business contacts.
Visit Düsseldorf & stay at a Leonardo Hotel in Düsseldorf
Fairs in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf: Drupa for the printing industry, Düsseldorf International Boat Show, K for plastics and rubber industries, and Medica, for Medical Equipment.
Getting to Düsseldorf by Train or Plane
The Central Train Station of Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf city centre hotels. Those travellers only stopping over in Düsseldorf can comfortably stay at a Düsseldorf Airport hotel and still enjoy good access to the city with the local public transportation. The German Autobahn (motorway) system connects Düsseldorf with many other cities and if you own a yacht, come with it, and just dock at the Düsseldorf Yacht Port.
Doing Business in Düsseldorf and Hotels in Düsseldorf
As an international business and fair centre, Düsseldorf is home to many large companies, including Henkel, Mannesmann, Vodafone, Metro, and many others. Next to many fashion and textile manufacturers, Düsseldorf is also renowned for its chemical industry and several concerns like Mercedes and ThyssenKrupp have factories around the city. Many hotels in Düsseldorf provide suitable venues for events, meetings and conferences in the city.
Shopping in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is considered the capital of the German fashion industry. All major fashion brands have stores on Königsallee (Kö), the main shopping avenue. Stay at a hotel in Königsallee and you can shop till you drop. There are of course several major shopping outlets and shopping-malls in Düsseldorf. 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 Düsseldorf
Art in Düsseldorf & Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
The Kunstsammlung in Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf, including famous artists such as Paul Klee, Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter.
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 Düsseldorf Marathon.
The Düsseldorf Hafen
Modern and contemporary architecture is at its best in Düsseldorf 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.