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Some six hundred thousand inhabitants are spread across ten districts in Düsseldorf. All but one of them are to the east of the river Rhine which loops its way through the city.

Flavours and styles of urbanisation vary widely throughout. Early twentieth century residential buildings predominate in popular Oberkassel nestled on the western banks. Many wide leafy streets can be found in Zoo, while younger residents and aged locals mix well in the bubblier neighbourhoods of Derendorf, Flingern and Bilk.

The main downtown areas for shopping are focussed around Schadowstrasse, Königsallee and the old town (Altstadt). Commercial suburban streets include Nordstrasse, Luegalle, Rethelstrasse or Friedrichsstrasse, and the vibrant atmosphere of Japanese influence can be experienced on and near Immermannstrasse.

Immermann-Strasse & Mitte

The Immermannstrasse in Düsseldorf's city centre runs from the central railway station, crosses the Oststrasse and carries on to the Berliner Allee. Entering this street brings the vistor to the heart of the Japanese community, where the eatery scene reveals all aspects of Japan.

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Luegallee & Oberkassel

Always a desirable neighbourhood, Oberkassel is in high demand. The first group of people living here include some who played football on quiet residential streets. Others came later because it was pretty and relaxed, nowadays since its fashionable and sought after.

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Street view of tramlines and roads
© Amazing Capitals / Greg

Nordstrasse & Pempelfort

Pempelfort and parts of Derendorf still present an intact community within the city. Places to shop are centered around the Nordstrasse and many side streets. Saturday is a special day to enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere of the district and partake of a latte or tasty lunch.

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Street view of neighbourhood road
© Amazing Capitals / Greg