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Düsseldorf: more than fashion

Düsseldorf is one of the world’s most prestigious fashion locations.

But Düsseldorf is also considered a city to feel at home in…

It is known as

  • the garden city: parks in the middle of town, avenues of trees, well-kept gardens
  • a city of culture: breath-taking international architecture, high quality performances, renowned galleries, highly acclaimed exhibitions
  • one of the finest shopping boulevards in Europe (Königsallee)
  • city of sports with extended infrastructure
  • culinary city with hundreds of trendy pubs, restaurants and traditional brewery outlets in its old town as well as in its modern Media Harbour

Düsseldorf has

  • branch establishments of 5.000 foreign companies
  • an international airport
  • an important trade fair
  • the largest amount of Japanese companies in Europe
  • more than 70 consulates and foreign promotion organizations for business and tourism

Top branches in Düsseldorf are (besides fashion)

  • fair (more than 40 international trade fairs)
  • trade (center with 2.500 wholesale and 4.000 retail houses)
  • ITK and media (leading hub for the information and communications sector)
  • advertising (Germany’s number 1 advertising center)
  • life sciences (biotech and research)
  • consulting (legal and corporate)

Düsseldorf also 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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