City Topics in Düsseldorf

Written by Garry and last edited by Garry on

© Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus
© Amazing Capitals / Greg
© Amazing Capitals / Greg

Diverse annual research results reveal that the inhabitants of Dusseldorf are some of the happiest and most contented in the world.

This may be in part due to the lack of urban sprawl. As the State capital of NRW, the city represents the seat of power. Yet Düsseldorf is extremely compact in comparison to the megacities of the world. The commercial and retail centre is a pleasantly small collection of streets flanked by parks and the river.

The waters of the Rhine flow a normally tranquil path past the old town on the way to The Netherlands, entering the North Sea near Rotterdam.

Facts about Düsseldorf

Some 600,000 people live in the city of Dusseldorf and over fifteen percent of its population is comprised of foreigners. Dusseldorf is a major centre for telecommunications, banking, consulting and advertising and it is an important hub for international accountancy.

Gas Lanterns

Some sixteen thousand gas lanterns adorn the streets of Düsseldorf, making the city the largest urban area covered by this aged technology. Some say the warm glow is second to none while others fear for their safety in spite of an excellent track record of reliability.

ISR Open House

The ISR Open House is an ideal way to get to know ISR, including their international teaching staff, their students and the classes on offer. Its also an event where parents and students can experience trial classes or demo lessons in various subjects taught in English.


Street Art

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Many examples of street art can be found tucked away in residential side streets and more openly on house frontages or bridges. Kiefernstrasse is an exciting street to visit. In Düsseldorf, graffiti has outlived its day and property or vehicles are less defaced in most places.


THINK Global School

Students of THINK Global School with elephant
© Think Global School

Living and learning in four countries a year, a THINK Global School education combines an academically rigorous project-based learning curriculum, a competitive 1:5 faculty/student ratio, student-driven and technology-forward teaching philosophies and integrated service learning to create a 360º educational experience.


Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

Harbour scene with barge docked in Düsseldorf
© Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen

The company's intelligent world of logistics offers cleverly combined services at ports in Neuss and Düsseldorf, Krefeld and Cologne. Beyond ports and waterways, rail haulage enables Neuss Düsseldorfer Häfen to offer a trimodal combination of efficient and low impact forms of transportation of goods.