Thursday night marked our first exploration into the city’s cultural and historical center, Altstadt (or Old Town). The picturesque streets on the edge of the Rhein River boasts “the longest bar in the world”, which is really made up of a bunch of bars squished together. We stopped to have a pint (or two!) of Düsseldorf’s famous Altbier, a dark specialty brew only found in a few places of the world. Walking closer to the river, we strolled along the Rheinuferpromenade (literally Promenade along the Rhein) packed with locals and tourists alike, and paused to have some schnitzel for dinner with a beautiful view of the water. We snapped a few photos of the Schlossturm, a Castle Tower from the 13th century, and the Rhein from our walk along the promenade.
The architecture (unique old buildings with a fairy-tail charm) and the views of our first sunset over the river has pushed Altstadt towards the top of the city’s neighborhoods we have visited so far! Up next… Frankreichfest (French Festival) in Dusseldorf this weekend!