red|guide Tipps: Dusseldorf
EAT in Dusseldorf: Robert's Bistro
Dusseldorf has always been know for its slightly more dignified manners. Thus it's hardly surprising that the highly sophisticated French cuisine is well received here. And even if the inhabitants of the city have the necessary wherewithal, they take a great pleasure in picking up a bargain. In Robert's Bistro they can do so. Here you find French cuisine at reasonable prices, the offer includes creations like deer with spicy nougat sauce or duck filet with hot lime sauce. Additionally an appropriately compiled wine list with classic and modern wines - also at acceptable prices. The nice side effect of Robert's fair rates: the rich and beautiful don't stay among themselves but mingle with businessmen, punks and older married couples. This mixtures tastes tremendously good!
SHOP in Dusseldorf: The Concept Store
In 2008 the nationally renowned concept store Apropos from Cologne opened a dependance in Düsseldorf. And it's been a big competition for all those exclusive boutiques on legendary Königsallee. The store offers a true luxury shopping excess on over 950 square metres. Apart from fashion, accessories, jewellery, books, fragrances and cosmetics you also find beautiful objects for your home. The shoe division gets women with a blessed wallet into top gear because they do not only find high heels with the characteristic red sole by Christian Louboutin, but also heels, sandals, lace-up shoes and boots by famous labels like Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Jimmy Choo, Pretty Balerinas, Pedro Garcia, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. The golden bar-lounge offers refreshments during an overheated shopping marathon. Who would possibly still need to go to Königsallee?
STAY in Dusseldorf: Innside Derendorf
The parquet is dark, and the reception counter incredibly long. That's how the Dusseldorf Hotel Innside Derendorf welcomes its guests. The even cut of the counter, its glossy surfaces, the indirect LED spotlights - and the huge bowls with orchids at the reception - make it clear: this hotel addresses contemporaries with a modern taste. In the 160 rooms the designer look continues: ceiling-high windows match the creme-coloured fabrics, leather and head-high columns. The rooms are light and bright, air-conditioned and provide spacious king-size beds. The bathrooms which are separated by frozen glass leave a futuristic impression, while the rain shower provides experiences as archaic as standing under a clattering summer rain in the wild. You can relax at the Finnish sauna or the flavoured steam baths in the WellFit & FunArea, afterwards you head to the stream showers and gym machines. All of them equally chic.
SEE in Dusseldorf: Stadttorred|guide Dusseldorf
The Düsseldorf city gate, built in 1995, is a truly impressive sight. The two massive pillars hold a three-storey attic, which at the height of 56m, is the highest hall in Europe. The archway scrapes the skies at a height of 70m and is covered by a glass facade. The interior walls are made out of beechwood and actually count as an element of the passive interior climate system. The archway also houses the office of the minister presidents and state prime minister. There are also a number of restaurants and bars that have called the archway home. The gates have quickly become one of the city's landmarks and can be found in the harbour district. The floorplan is shaped like a parallelogram and was based on the architecture of the Grande Arche in La Défense, Paris.