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.