For all ya english speaking people: Düsseldorf has an international library. If you happen to be bored on a rainy day, or just wanna grab a book and read a little, why not go there? It is on Kasernenstrasse 6, which is 25 meters from the tram stop Heinrich-Heine-Allee. It is on the 4th floor, and on the outside it says (among other things): Internationales Bildungszentrum, Fremdsprachenbibliothek (that's where you wanna go), VHS, Die Brücke. Opening hours are:
Tel.Number (just in case): 0211 8368963
Fondest memory: I enjoy just going there, sitting and reading a book or renting an english language video/DVD
Favorite thing: If you go on your architectural tour, you will remark that the old city does not feature a lot of half-timbered buildings, which are the quintessencial image of any German city. You will find several gabled houses and brick fasades instead. That the Netherlands are just a few kilometers away cannot be denied in Düsseldorf.
Favorite thing: You will not particularly recall Düsseldorf for its old buildings, but there a few neat examples of ancient architecture in the Altstadt, that give you an idea of what this little provincial town could have looked like before the industrial revolution.