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Düsseldorf is the capital of the Northrhine-Westfalia area with a population of about 500,000 people. Early 7th and 8th century fishing villages existed along the Rhine River where the city of Düsseldorf is today. The first written mention of the city can be dated back to the 12th cenutry and it slowly grew into an important European city. In 1380 Düsseldorf was made into the regional capital of the Duchy of Berg. In the mid 19th century the city grew into a major industrial center because of the Industrial Revolution. Because of World War II the city was bombed into a pile of rubble because of 24 hour air raids. Düsseldorf quickly grew into a major economic power house and some of the cities trade fairs attract over 4 million visitors each year.
With 10 districts and 48 boroughs this German city is very large.
Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS) is a large airport with over 17.8 million passengers each year. The airport is located 9 kilometres from the city centre of Düsseldorf and is the major airport for the entire area. It is possible to reach the airport by the high speed Intercity Express train from any city in the area.
Airport Weeze is often refered to Düsseldorf as well and offers quite a few budget flights. Ryanair has many flights to European destinations. But note that this airport is not very near to Düsseldorf. Getting there, or getting to Düsseldorf from there, by shuttlebus takes 1.30 hours.
Being located on the Deutsche Bahn railway network the cities central train station handles over one thousand trains a day. The train station is located in the city centre at Konrad-Adenauer-Platz. Information about destinations and timetables can be found at the website of Deutsche Bahn
Düsseldorf is well connected, by the A44 autobahn that runs just north of the city, which also passes the International Airport. The A44, leads to the A3, and the A61 (via de A52). Both important north-south connections in Germany. The A52 runs through the center of town, which can cause some delays. It connects to Roermond in the Netherlands, and Essen to the northeast.
Eurolines connects to several German cities, including Düsseldorf. The stop is at the Central Station. You can't make reservations here, you need to make the reservations on internet.
|A&O Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof||Corneliusstra'e 9||HOSTEL||80|
|Backpackers-Duesseldorf||Fuerstenwall 180 40215||Hostel||84|
|City Apart. Hotel Düsseldorf||Kloster Str. 53 Kloster Str. 53||HOTEL||83|
|City Youth Hostel Dusseldorf||Düsseldorfer Strasse 1||Hostel||81|
|Hansa Hotel||Nordstrasse 7||Hotel||-|
|HOTEL ACON||Mintropstrasse 23||Hotel||81|
|Hotel AltDüsseldorf||Hunsrückenstr. 11 Düsseldorf -Altstadt||Hotel||88|
|Hotel Diana||Jahnstraße 31||Hotel||79|
|Hotel Flora Dusseldorf||Auf 'm Hennekamp 37 40225 Dusseldorf||Hotel||83|
|Hotel Haus Hillesheim seit 1894||Jahnstraße 19||Hotel||84|
|Hotel Nizza||Ackerstrasse 8||Hotel||73|
|Motel One Düsseldorf-City||Kruppstraße 32||hotel||-|
|Motel One Düsseldorf-Ratingen||Lintorfer Weg 79 Ratingen-Breitscheid||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Residenz||Worringer Str. 88 Dusseldorf||Hotel||87|
|V.I.P. HOTEL||93 herzog street City Center||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Villa Oberkassel||D�sseldorfer Str. 93||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Batavia||Bahnstrasse 61||Hotel||-|
|EU Centralhotel im Tönnchen||Wetterstr. 4||Hotel||80|
|KEMPE Komfort Hotel Dusseldorf||Birkenstr. 14||HOTEL||76|
|Altstadt Hotel Rheinblick||Mühlenstrasse 15||Hotel||-|
|Europa Hotel Düsseldorf||Kirchfeldstrasse 169||Hotel||-|
|Berliner Hof-City||Ellerstr. 110||Hotel||77|
|Hütte 91||Hüttenstrasse 91||Hostel||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
Germany's postal system is very efficient, their logistics branch DHL is one of the best companies in this field world-wide, with domestic post or within a radius of 400 kilometres, send within a day. The website of Deutsche Post has an online calculator for postage fees as well as a post office finder. Within Germany, sending postcards costs €0.45 and standard letters €0.55, within Europe it is €0.65 for a postcard, standard letters to places in Europe cost €0.70. Outside Europe, the prices for sending a postcard or standard letter are €1 and €1.70 respectively. Although you will find the old post offices (mainly in the city centre), most of the smaller neighbourhood post offices are part of a small tobacco shop or grocery store.
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