Düsseldorf is a city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. It's divided by the Rhine River, with its Altstadt (Old Town) on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west.
This Düsseldorf icon was built in 1394, but the unusual shape of the roof of Sankt Lambertus only came about in 1815. After a fire, the spire had to be re-built, the wood got warped probably because it was new and a short time later and created the famous twist in the roof. According to popular belief, it will straighten itself out again when a virgin gets married in the Lambertus church.
It is regarded as one of the most beautiful of esplanades – Düsseldorf's Rhine embankment promenade. It was built between 1990 and 1997, it once again has joined the city to its river. It symbolises Düsseldorfers' Rhenish joie-de-vivre and particularly in summer is an expression of the city's Mediterranean lifestyle. The traffic that roars through the tunnel beneath its bluish, wave-patterned pavement remains unnoticed above. Here, the boule balls roll, Düsseldorfers relax and cultivate the art of dolce far niente. The Rhine embankment promenade links the traditional Altstadt (Old Town) to the modern MedienHafen and is lined by cafés and bars.
Dusseldorf at night. Beautiful colourful reflections seen on the Rhine river. In the distance you can see the iconic telecommunications tower, the Rhine Tower.
Schlossturm as the castle tower is known locally is the only preserved part of the city’s former palace, this tower has three round floors and one hexagonal decorated with Tuscan columns.