DEG Metro Stars
Go and watch match of 1st league Ice hockey at the Brehmstrasse. THe team is called the Düsseldorfer Eislauf Gemeinschaft (short DEG) Metro Stars (as the main sponsor is the Metro Group). The DEG has been german Champion 8 times: 1967, 1972, 1975, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
They play in an old rather dodgy arena, but true fans love it, unfortunately the atmosphere nowadays is just a shadow of what once was. They used to be sold out (11.333 people) every match, roughly 9000 people in the stands, the atmosphere was great. Now it depends very much against whom they play, matches against Cologne are sold out and the atmosphere is like in former days. Anyhow, now there is planes to build a new arena, which they really need. The only equipment you will need to watch a hockey match, is a couple of beers and a sausage.
Boats on the Rhine
The Rhine flows through some of the most industrialised areas in Europe. It provides an alternative way of transportation for the congested motorways of this densely populated area. Passenger services are solely for tourist purpose, but the transportation of goods for commercial purposes is very frequent. The boats are constantly sailing the waters of the Rhine with their charge of coal or containers. They are all very low in order to match under the bridges and some of them amazingly long.
Eggs for breakfast
Erbse is a wonderful place for big breakfasts, they have a huuuge selection of scrambled eggs! Really cosy atmosphere, nice people, good coffee... And off the beaten path, so you just meet locals here!
(They have lunch and dinner as well!)
Dusseldorf's harbour was begun in the 16th century but not completed until the 19th century. It was regarded as one of the most modern inland ports in the country but despite this the harbour has never achieved the importance that other inland ports have. In the 1970's some of the harbour was filled in and the provincial parliament built.
With approx. 30,000 Japanese people living there Düsseldorf claims to be one of the biggest Japanese communities outside of Japan.
Every year there is the "Japan Day" in Düsseldorf's old town now. There you will get a chance to see Japanese dance, culture and music as well as a bit Japanese firework display.
There is a big street in the city centre, Immermannstrasse, full of Japanese shops, a huge hotel and lots of restaurants.
In the "Nordpark" there also is a little Japanese garden. It's very nice, really small though!