The countryside around Düsseldorf varies from undulating hills, flat pastures and fields to steeper valleys and plateaus. The surroundings include fascinating local cultures, diverse traditions and a long history, all of which are visible in and around the smaller municipalities in the vicinity.
The Ruhr Metropolis is just 30 minutes along the motorway to the north east, the Dutch border a half an hour to the west. The south reveals the riverside cities of Cologne and Bonn, whilst a trip north soon sees open spaces.
The countryside around Düsseldorf varies from undulating hills, flat pastures and fields to steeper valleys and plateaus. Local cultures, diverse traditions and a long history are all visible in and around the smaller municipalities. Many villages offer a marvellous insight.
Many towns surround the capital of the state of NRW. Some are much older, reaching back to the time of Roman occupation. The variation of landscape and building materials utilised for walls and roofing vary quite remarkably, giving each place a somewhat unique appearance.
Many other cities await exploration in the region around Düsseldorf. This is the most densely populated area in Germany and visiting one of the other large cities close by can be quite rewarding. They include easy to reach Bonn, Cologne, Essen and Dortmund.