On my last trip to Dusseldorf, with my one-year-old in tow it was a little difficult to sample the nightlife of the place.
It appears to be quite an attraction of the place, with the local tourist board promoting the 'party credentials' of the place by saying it has 'the longest bar in the world'. This is a blatent lie, and shows a rather un-Germainic lack of precision. What they mean off course is that there are a whole series of pubs, bars and clubs that are cheek-by-jowl along the streets of the old town. Collectively they probably do form one of the densest areas of drinking establishments on the face of the planet.
The world's longest bar (with a little help fromm google here) is actually in Oklahoma, USA.
I just loved the nightlife of Dusseldorf. Not for nothing is it known as "the longest bar in the world" - the streets of the town centre are crammed with bar after bar (broken here and there by the odd curry wurst or doner shop).
The atmosphere is lively, but always friendly.
It would take a week to visit al the bars - we only had one night, really.
We tried our best, but failed miserably. We had a great time trying though.