See the Rhine, the most famous...
See the Rhine, the most famous and talked about river that landmarks Dusseldorf and so many neighbouring countries. The people and the town was surprisingly 'chique' I was pleasantly surprised and really liked the club atmosphere in the old town,,'' thumbs up''
Horses: Trojan and Power
Walking the streets of Dusseldorf, one can come across many surprising things. In my case, the first 'gem' I encountered was this Trojan horse, reminding me of Henri Moore and Barbara Hepworth's experiments with empty volumes.
The (two?) horse... power accompanying the statue were in its vicinity by chance? But of course, my horse!
Düsseldorf Main Station
1. Back side of the station
2. Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz behind the station
3. Front side of the station
The front side of the main railroad station looks rather dumpy, just like any typical German station of the 1950s, which is why I have relegated that photo to the # 3 position.
The facade at the back side (first photo) was added later and looks much more urban, facing onto the Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz where the Adult Education Center is.
GPS 51°13'10.69" North; 6°47'39.18" East
Not all - MORE than you can eat...
If you have breakfast here you don't need anything again until the next morning! It's a huge breakfast buffet, with fruit, jogurt, cereals, bread, cheese, all kinds of eggs, salmon, salads, cakes, croissants etc etc. For 7.90 Euro you can eat as much as you want, including various types of coffees and teas and one glass of fresh orange juice.
On Saturdays it's busy, lots of people come to get their energy before an exhausting day of shopping along the luxury stores in the Kö area. So you won't have a cosy, relaxed breakfast like in some of the other cafes in Düsseldorf. But you get a lot of food for a great price!
Breakfast buffet from 8 to 11, general meals afterwards. Self service. General opening hours 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
You can find the Marché Mövenpick Restaurants throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, at many airports and fancy locations.
This tower is the only rest of the former Palace, from the XIII century. I thought the building, like many other in Germany, went lost during the WWII, but it was not. It was destroyed in a fire in the XIX century and never rebuilt.
Today, you can visit a navigation museum and its cafe in the topfloor from where there is a nice view of the Rhine Promenade.
It is said that the ghost of the castle still lives there. It is not a very roomy tower, so chances to meet him are big, I suppose.