Started by Mr.HP, November 11, 2013, 06:48:42 AM
Quote from: Mr.HP on November 11, 2013, 06:48:42 AMHi,I'm going to Dusseldorf for Medica fair from Nov 20-23. Will arrive on Nov 18 evening, and will have 1 free 19th for sightseeing in DUS before committing to the Fair for 4 daysI'd like to ask where/which place should I visit while I'm in DUS?After DUS, I'll go to Lyon for a family visit, then will have a few free days. So, I'd like some recommendation of 1 place I should go (Barcelona, Zurich, Milan, etc...)Thank you very muchHP
Quote from: saftfrucht on November 11, 2013, 07:30:51 AMThere are no real sights in DUS, you could take the train to Cologne and visit the cathedral. Other than that, not really anything worth seeing in that part of Germany, in my opinion.
Quote from: abez on November 11, 2013, 07:36:31 AM1. never been to DUS apart for business reasons: so I don't really know that place. But Koln (CGN) is a very interesting city a few kms away: if I had a single day I'd go there.
Quote from: abez on November 11, 2013, 07:36:31 AMMy advice is, in order of priority(a) Paris (train)(b) Barcelona (EasyJet)(c) Venice (Hop!)(d) Milan (train, 4-5hs crossing the Alps)(e) Southern France (by car)Zurich is not a great idea. If you choose (c) or (d) (with 3 days available you can also combine the two) I can give you some hints on logistics and places to see, that's basically my homebase. Well, (a) also because I've spent some time in Paris.
Quote from: exchlbg on November 11, 2013, 10:17:39 AMJust some background information. DUS is a modern city, it´s the capital of Northrine-Westphalia. It´s known for the many wealthy and elegant people doing exclusive shopping on "Kö" (Königsallee),one of the most expensive shopping streets in Germany.In the evenings you should visit the old part of town (Altstadt) to have some "Altbier" ("old beer",dark and malty).Cologne is much bigger than Düsseldorf, it´s one of the oldest cities in Germany ,founded by the Romans.Later it became one of the richest dioceses of the Roman-Catholic world.Cologne is full of very old churches of Romanic architecture.The Cathedral was partly erected in the Middle Ages, mainly to host the shrine with the bones of the holy three kings. The construction was abandoned unfinished for a few hundred years until it was finished in the 19th century by order of the "Kaiser".Although Cologne was severly bombed during WWII, there are a lot of houses, walls and the like from all centuries since the Romans. If the weather is fine you should do a day boat trip down the river Rhine through it´s picturesque valley.In Cologne you will also have to taste it´s own special beer (Kölsch) of a light colour and a fresh, sparkling taste.
Quote from: exchlbg on November 11, 2013, 12:34:05 PMAmsterdam is way behind it´s best days and twice as boring as any middle sized German city.I had the opportunity of observing it´s decline for years. But since it seems to be your home, no more arguing. Sure, there are a million possibilities for visits and sight-seeing throughout Europe, but I think he only wanted tips for killing one day in and around DUS, and both cities have enough to look at during one day at a first visit.
Quote from: saftfrucht on November 11, 2013, 12:35:31 PMWell at least Cologne and Amsterdam have one thing in common, you get hit on by gays every 5 minutes.