Regardless of your mood, whether wishing to visit a city or a specific location, make a trip to nowhere in particular or to go sightseeing, fulfilment is guaranteed. Dusseldorf has perfect train and flight connections to most of the biggest European cities and certainly some of the most delightful places in Europe with their charm, flair and culture.
You can get to Rome, Paris, Madrid, London or Vienna in no time. But the German cities are not to be scoffed at.
Berlin - Berlin, the German capital and seat of government, is with about 4 million inhabitants the biggest city in Germany. This city started an astonishing development since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Visiting Berlin you have to make a tour through the government district while sitting on one of the tourist ships. The Brandenburg Gate including a shopping tour through the noble shopping mile Kurfurstendamm belongs to the must-dos too.
Hamburg - Also wonderful is the hanseatic city Hamburg that is situated on the Alster. The cool metropolitan city is the 2nd biggest in Germany and the 7th biggest in Europe. Hamburg is famous for its enormous fish-market at the port and the celebrated birthday, Hafengeburtstag every May.
Munich - The counterpart in the South of Germany is Munich. Munich is known for its annual Beer Festival, Oktoberfest and for its mountainous surroundings. From here you can pass the Alps and make a trip to the North of Italy.
Cologne - Only about 40 kilometres far from Dusseldorf is the carnival stronghold Cologne, the 4th biggest city in Germany. Here you can enjoy the motley life of the gay and lesbian world as well as student life because Cologne ranks among the biggest university cities. In Cologne, one must have a look at the Cologne Cathedral which is the biggest gothic structure of its kind in the whole of Northern Europe. Since 1996 this church belongs to the World Cultural Heritage.
The Ruhr Area - Beside the cities Germany can offer many other fantastic sights that are worthwhile for a visit. The Ruhr area for example is waiting for you with its landmark, the coal mine tariff union, Zeche Zollverein. The tower with its double axis is evidence and a masterpiece of the German industrial culture. After closure, the former greatest mining or hoisting equipment situated in Essen became the centre of art and culture of the Ruhr area.
The island of Rugen - Those with a trip to an island in mind, ought to visit the island of Rugen. Here are the bright white chalk cliffs, Kreidefelsen on the peninsula of Jasmund. The cliffs consisting of chalk are more over 15 kilometres long and up to 120 metres high. They offer a brilliant contrast to the green beech forest and the blue sea.
Dresden - Another landmark, which is a must see is the recently re-opened Church of Our Lady of Dresden, Dresdner Frauenkirche. Its reconstruction after destruction in 1945 symbolises the rebuilding of the city. But also peace and conciliation are represented with this church because the rebuilding could only be realised with many donations from all over the world.
If you would like to see a whole town that is designated to a World Cultural Heritage should drive to Bamberg in the vicinity of Nuremberg. This town has the 2nd biggest historic town centre in Europe. In the centre baroque and landmarked dwelling houses alternate with many old churches and various decorations.
Of course, there are many more possibilities to make trips in Germany and in Europe.