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Central location

Düsseldorf is the city with the highest standard of living in Germany and is the capital of North Rhine Westphalia, the most populous German federal state.

ISD’s neighbourhood, in the north of Düsseldorf, is one of Germany’s most attractive locations.

Düsseldorf is

  • in the heart of Europe
  • in the heart of the Rhine-Westphalia area with 11,5 million inhabitants and of one of the largest economic areas in Europe, comparable to London and Paris


  • about one hour by plane from Paris or London
  • one of the densest motorway networks in Europe – two hours away from Brussels, Amsterdam or Frankfurt
  • Railway network with over 1.000 train connections per day to destinations in Germany and other European countries
  • 100 percent mobility at any time
  • third largest airport in Germany
  • 75 airlines and 180 destinations worldwide
  • airport station with over 300 train connections
  • 10 minutes from the trade fair location and 10 minutes from the city center

(adapted from: City of Düsseldorf, Office of Economic Development, publication “Düsseldorf, Your base in Europe”)

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