Located in western Germany, the city of Dusseldorf lies at the confluence of the Dussel and Rhine Rivers. The moderately sized municipality has about 620,000 residents. Dusseldorf is particularly known for its fashion design houses, art galleries, modern architecture, nightclubs, and live music venues.
Business class flights to Dusseldorf arrive at Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS), which is located just four miles north of the city’s downtown. Germany’s fourth-largest airport, Dusseldorf International Airport serves about 16 million passengers each year. The airport is the hub for Eurowings airlines and serves dozens of international carriers that fly to Dusseldorf from cities around the world.
Dusseldorf is a major European center for finance and business. Many of the people who book business class flights to Dusseldorf work in the telecommunications industry. The city is home to several mobile phone companies, internet providers, and communications technology companies such as Vodaphone, Ericsson, and Huawei.
The fashion industry also has a large presence in Dusseldorf. This includes cosmetics and skin care companies such as L’Oreal as well as clothing companies like Esprit Holdings, and the corporate offices of department store chains.
One of Dusseldorf’s largest employers is its financial sector. More than 30,000 people work for the city’s banks, insurance companies, and investment firms. Dusseldorf is home to one of Germany’s stock exchanges, and several multinational banks have their German headquarters in the city.
Some of the business travelers who fly to Dusseldorf work in manufacturing. The city is home to a plant owned by the Mercedes Benz Group that manufactures vans and light trucks.
Dusseldorf is also a major center for the production of beer in Germany. Visitors who book flights to Dusseldorf as well as locals enjoy the city’s signature altbier, a hoppy variety of beer that is made using a recipe that is hundreds of years old. Several breweries and microbreweries in Dusseldorf make altbier, and it’s a style of beer that is exclusive to the city and its metro area. A special version of the beer is available during the Christmas season beginning in mid-November.
Although Dusseldorf is known for being a modern city, its history dates back to the 12th century. The city is home to a number of historic sites and buildings that are popular destinations for tourists who fly to Dusseldorf. One of the city’s most-visited places is its Market Square or Marktplatz, which is located in its Old Town, which is the original part of Dusseldorf.
The Market Square is home to the Old Town Hall, which was built in the 1500s. A farmers’ market is held in the Market Square every Saturday, where Dusseldorf residents come to buy items such as produce, sausages, cheese, and cut flowers.
Dusseldorf’s Market Square is also where the city’s annual Christmas Market is held. People from across Europe book flights to Dusseldorf to attend the market as it is one of the largest, and is considered one of the best, in Germany. The Christmas Market opens in late November, and it is open daily until a few days before Christmas. Visitors to the market can drink mulled wine and sample a selection of local treats. Local craftspeople and artists sell their work along with vendors who sell a wide variety of gift items.
Dusseldorf is also known as an education city. It is home to more than twenty universities. Many students from across Germany and other countries in Europe take cheap flights to Dusseldorf to attend school there. The Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf is the city’s largest with an enrollment of 36,000 students. It is also considered to be one of the best universities in Germany.
Notable people who have lived in or are from Dusseldorf include classical music composers Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Fanny Mendelssohn. The electronic band Kraftwerk and the heavy metal band Warlock were both formed in Dusseldorf.