Düsseldorf Local Customs

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  • 1. Food and Drink

    If you go to Düsseldorf you have to know that the city is the "Altbier"-area. Altbier is considered Germany's oldest beer style. It's a dark beer especially brewed in the area around Düsseldorf. Never...

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  • 2. Traditions

    This is actually a local custom for Hannover but since I’ve never been there and was introduced to it by Hanover transplant Sabsi who now resides in Düsseldorf I’ll put it here. She thoughtfully gave...

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  • 3. Karneval

    In carnival (which is BIG in this part of Germany!!) people in Düsseldorf don't shout 'Alaaf' (that's in Cologne!) but 'Helau' ... Be prepared to get drunk and dirty when going into Düsseldorf's old...

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  • 4. Japanese Düsseldorf

    Düsseldorf often is called „Klein-Tokyo am Rhein" which means Little-Tokyo at the Rhine. The first Japanese in Düsseldorf was registered in 1905. Today Düsseldorf is home and place of employment for...

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  • 5. Useful Information

    The big tower is telling the time. I must admit I didn't quite get the explanation about how the time should be read, but the main guidelines are: the first vertical row of lights (starting from the...

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  • 6. Things to do

    One of the things I like the most here is just to hang around the old city, there are plenty coffee houses and bars where you can take a moment to relax with a drink. On good weather days places...

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  • 7. Traffic

    Düsseldorf is the only German city I know where traffic lights not just have green and red lights but also an orange light. And that makes the crossing quiete interesting - for German circumstances...

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  • 8. Rivalry between Düsseldorf and Cologne

    There is a rivalry between the two neighbors on the Rhine River, Düsseldorf and Cologne, that is clearly evident in beer distribution. Although Düsseldorf is...

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  • 9. WC (Water Closet) is Designation for Rest Rooms

    In Germany, you won't see signs for rest rooms. Instead, look for signs for WC which stands for Water Closet. Be sure to note that Herren refers to men and...

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  • 10. Sarcastic Köbes (waiters) in Altbier pubs

    It is a Düsseldorf tradition for the Köbes (waiters) in the Altbier pubs to be somewhat sarcastic. It is done in a fun, lighthearted way -- and it adds to the...

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  • 11. Christmas market

    Germany is well-known for its Christmas markets. Every year, thousands of people come to Germany around Christmas time to visit them.Of course, Duesseldorf has...

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  • 12. Christmas Markets

    Christmas time is wonderful in Düsseldorf, there are Christmas markets all over the city center. You get lots of food, sweets, hot drinks with a tiny little bit...

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  • 13. Arts

    Düsseldorf is a city of arts.There is an important arts university, there have been famous painters here in the past (Klee, Beuys), and there is an exciting...

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  • 14. Night of the Museums

    This year I attended the night of the museums for the first time, and I really loved it! You buy a ticket for 11 Euro and with that you have free entry to many...

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  • 15. An Olympic dream...

    Düsseldorf was one of the German candidates who wanted to host the 2012 Olympic games ......... the colours of "our" bid were all over the city --- before the...

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  • 16. Barrel organs

    Among all the other street performers that are around during the summer there are quite a few organ grinders around in Duesseldorf. Some of them have very fancy...

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  • 17. Vorsprung durch technik...

    Wow, in Dusseldorf they have shopping carts that won't run away down the escalator between the floors. We were amazed by this and could play for hours just...

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  • 18. Advertisment

    I was really surprised of some advertisements those people use, I mean those people figures on the top of the cylinder advertising columns. Does somebody know?

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