Land Nordrhein-Westfalen Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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Land Nordrhein-Westfalen Local Customs

  • Food and Drink

    Düsseldorf Local Customs

    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 ever order a Kölsch (from Cologne) in Düsseldorf - the waitress may beat you up ;-) - that could also happen if you order an Altbier in...

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  • Traditions

    Düsseldorf Local Customs

    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 me a special little glass set for my birthday and we got down to business on her balcony. It seems she did not trust her guest to not spill something...

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  • Karneval

    Düsseldorf Local Customs

    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 town on carnival days. There is thousands of people there, all drunk, many dressed up. There will be music you don't hear every day and the whole town...

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  • Useful Information

    Düsseldorf Local Customs

    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 top to the bottom) tells the hour, the second row of lights tells the minutes, while the third row tells the seconds. Good luck! I hope you manage to...

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  • Things to do

    Düsseldorf Local Customs

    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 usually are very full, but no need to worry, it is common just to stand in the middle of the street and the waiter will bring you the beer.

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  • Japanese Düsseldorf

    Düsseldorf Local Customs

    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 the largest Japanese community in Germany. Around the Immermannstraße you find many Japanese shops, hotels and (very good)restaurants. The Japanese...

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  • Traffic

    Düsseldorf Local Customs

    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 :-) So you still can cross the street if you see the orange light but hurry up from the second on you see the red one, because then the cars get green...

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  • Eating? Drinking?

    Well, traditionally in Germany there are local customs for states, counties and cities. I am no expert on those but to name few I am aware of are the habits of drinking altbier in Dusseldorf, kolsch beer in Koln eating currywurst in Essen and I will try to add more when they come to my memory.

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