Dusseldorf

After leaving Hanover my next stop was the city of Dusseldorf. On my bucket list I had noted some of the typical landmarks of the city:

  • the Rhein-Tower
  • the Rheinknie-Bridge
  • the Media-Port with the Gehry Buildings
  • and the old town in the city

As I wanted to take some pictures at night and meet some friends in town I decided to stay two days in Dusseldorf. After checking-in in my hotel I then went to scout a bit around the city. Dusseldorf is located directly at the Rhein-River, so most of the action and interesting views are located along the river.

First thing you will see when you walk along the river is the impressive Rheintower. With over 240 meters height its the tallest building around and it houses a revolving restaurant and an observation deck. From here you can have a fantastic view over the whole city.

The Rheintower in Dusseldorf - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
The Rheintower in Dusseldorf - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

This is the view, when you climb up (there´s an elevator) and get to the observation deck

View from the Rheintower - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Be adviced that if you want to take some pictures from there, you will have to work heavy on them in Photoshop afterwards... the glasses of the windows are tinted in green and you will have lots of reflections from the lights behind you.

After this I crossed the Rheinknie-Bridge to get to the other side of the river:

Rheinknie-Bridge
View from the other side of the Rhein-River - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
View from the other side of the Rhein-River - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Walking back the sun was already going down

Oberkasseler-Bridge against the sun - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
Container-Ship on the Rhine-River - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

Walking along the promenade I headed towards the Media-Port, which is a place where lots of creative companies are located.

Along the promenade in Dusseldorf - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
View to the Media-Port - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
Modern architecture at the Media-Port - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

The Media-Port ("Medienhafen") is not only populated with lots of media companies, but also reflects the modern lifestyle with really impressive architecture:

Modern architecture in the Media-Port - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

As the blue hour was coming soon, I went back to the Rheinknie-Bridge and searched for a good location for capturing the bridge at night... an image I had been thinking of since I got there.

Finding the right spot and light - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
The Rheinknie-Bridge at night - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
The Rheinknie-Bridge at sunset - Copyright: Kristian Peetz
The Rheintower and the Rheinknie-Bridge at night - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

The next day I went on tour through the old town of the city:

Different locations in the city of Dusseldorf - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

After two days there I left this beautiful city and took my train to my next stop: Cologne.

Love Dusseldorf - Copyright: Kristian Peetz

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