Private jet charter and flights to Dusseldorf
Located on the River Rhine, North Rhine-Westphalia’s capital is one of Germany’s wealthiest cities thanks to its many banks, fashion houses and advertising agencies. But beyond its business-minded backbone, Dusseldorf knows how to enjoy its prosperity – this cosmopolitan metropolis is full of swanky bars and restaurants and designer boutiques. Add a booming arts scene and some of Europe’s most impressive contemporary architecture and it’s easy to see why this fascinating city attracts discerning travellers from around the world. Get a fast qoute with Air Charter Service and charter a private jet today.
Dusseldorf was founded over 700 years ago and its long history is evident when strolling along the medieval Old Town’s narrow cobblestone streets. This atmospheric city centre is where you’ll find some of Dusseldorf’s most breathtaking churches, including the 13th-century Sankt Lambertus Basilika with its twisting spire. The historic quarter also doubles up as the city’s nightlife hub – known as the ‘longest bar in the world’, its single square-kilometre is jam-packed with 300 bars and nightclubs where revellers come to party the night away while drinking the smooth local brew, Altbier.
Architecture geeks can wander from the Old Town along the riverfront promenade to MedienHafen, a redeveloped harbour where postmodern creations by the likes of Frank Gehry, David Chipperfield and Steven Holl sit side-by-side with renovated warehouses in a winning combination of old and new. Walk along the Living Bridge pedestrian walkway for unbeatable views of some of the more cutting-edge buildings, including the Neuer Zollhof complex of three twisted towers and Roggendorf House, a low-rise building covered with brightly coloured climbing sculptures.
With 26 museums and over 100 galleries, Dusseldorf’s booming arts scene rivals those of much higher-profile cities. The city’s art world-class collection is displayed in three prestigious venues collectively dubbed the Kunstsammlung – the K20 houses 20th-century art by greats like Picasso and Matisse; the K21 showcases 21st-century contemporary creations; and the Schmela Haus is a five-story private gallery. The city’s legendary art academy, Kunstakademie, has turned out some of Germany’s most celebrated artists such as Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter and Gotthard Graubner; and you can book a guided tour of local galleries showcasing a broad spectrum of modern and classic works.
Dusseldorf is Germany’s fashion capital and it’s here that supermodel Claudia Schiffer was discovered in the 1980s. Luxury shopping is a favourite pastime of Dusseldorf’s affluent residents and fashionistas flock to one street in particular: Königsallee (or ‘Kö’, as the locals affectionately refer to it), a mile-long grand boulevard lined with chic designer boutiques from beloved brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Cartier. Venture down the alleys and side streets branching off the main promenade to discover even more retail havens. When hunger strikes, try local delicacies or international favourites in a range of eateries, from casual cafés to sophisticated fine-dining restaurants.