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.

Mayor's Greeting

The attractiveness of Düsseldorf as a place to both live and work is the number one motivation for highly qualified professionals from Germany and abroad to move here. Our goal is for you and your family’s experiences in Düsseldorf to exceed your expectations.


Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté


Couple eating dinner at table in variety theatre
© Apollo

The current production takes the audience to a magical cosmos and places the question - is it a dream, recollection or hallucination? More than just theatre - artistry and dance, music and laughter speak a language that every international guest can understand. Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté offers a unique show & dine experience.


Expat Service Desk

Image of international people in front of the Gehry buildings in Düsseldorf
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The Expat Service Desk offers initial information concerning living and working within the city of Düsseldorf and the county of Mettmann. This official organisation bundles information, networks and institutions. Gain comprehensive support from us on official procedures and aspects of everyday life.


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.