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Dynamic Duo: wire Dusseldorf & Tube Dusseldorf

Posted by Justin Kesselring on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:58 AM

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wire Düsseldorf & Tube Düsseldorf, a true "dynamic duo" of trade fairs, is set once again for March 26-30, 2012. The shows now proudly boast that this next staging will be the largest in the history of the two fairs. With 1,200 exhibitors from wire & 800 exhibitors from Tube, the show will be spread through 15 of the halls of the Düsseldorf fairgrounds on over 1 million square feet of space. By comparison, however, wire & Tube came from rather humble beginnings.

Several regular exhibitors have commented that they remember exhibiting at these fairs before they were ever in Düsseldorf. Indeed the predecessors to "wire Düsseldorf" started in the late 1960s in London. Out of growing demand for a meeting point for the growing industry sector & a need for a central location, the previous organizers agreed to hold "wire" in Basel, Switzerland in 1972 on a two-year cycle, which lasted until 1984 when the fairgrounds became too small.

wire then moved to Düsseldorf in 1986, featuring 488 exhibitors on over 290,000 square feet. Tube was founded in Düsseldorf two years later in 1988 and together the two fairs grew robustly through the 1990s and have been staged together ever since. After a brief period of stagnation due to the economic climate in the early turn of the century, the shows began to show signs of growth again in 2008 and have continued this trend – even through the economic slowdown during these past few years!

Anyone in the wire & cable and tube & pipe industries know this is a must-see event. To register & purchase entrance badges to these trade fairs, simply go to www.wire.de/2130 or www.tube.de/2130 - your print-at-home tickets also include free travel on Düsseldorf’s extensive public transportation network.

Topics: Messe Duesseldorf, Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, trade fair, wire, cable, City of Düsseldorf, pipe, tube, wireTradeFair, wire cable trade show, tube pipe trade show

Duesseldorf Packing It In on the World Stage

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Fri, May 20, 2011 @ 14:57 PM

The past week in Duesseldorf, Germany was – to put it lightly – momentous.

The city put itself front and center on the international stage in more ways that one, and admirably once again demonstrated that it is comfortable player among the first-tier of world-class cities.
eurovision1 In the span of a week, Duesseldorf hosted not only the world’s largest and leading international packaging trade show, interpack, it also simultaneously hosted the renowned Eurovision Song Contest at the Esprit Arena, adjacent to the Duesseldorf fairgrounds.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Eurovision Song Contest, this event is perhaps one of the most watched annual TV spectacles in Europe.  Each European country submits a single band or singer performing a single song in a viewer / voter elimination contest, and then on the final night after the field has been narrowed to just 25 countries – the whole of Europe votes for their favorite by text-message voting.

The air was electrified on Saturday evening, May 14.  The city of Duesseldorf turned into one giant block party as thousands converged to the old city and the banks of the Rhine River to watch live coverage on outdoor large screens of the events inside the Arena.  Restaurants, bars and nightclubs were packed to overflowing and the narrow streets outside were full as everyone watched and waited to find out this year’s winner, Azerbaijan (Europe!?) for its contestants’ (Ell/Nikk) entry Running Scared.

At right:  Nikki Jamal and Eldar Kasimov of Ell/Nikki representing Azerbaijan celebrate on Saturday, May 14, 2011 with the Eurovision trophy and their national flag after winning the Grand Final of the 56th Eurovision Song Contest.  © AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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On the dual track, interpack returned to the Duesseldorf fairgrounds also to rave reviews and a palpable perception that the industry is once again on the uptick.  Featuring over 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries, the show attracted a total of 166,000 trade visitors – 60 percent from outside of Germany.  Particularly striking was the further significant increase in the proportion of decision-makers attending the show over the previous staging in 2008.  Almost three quarters of trade visitors reported they came from management with decision making authority – a remarkable figure!

At the same time SAVE FOOD International Congress was held, highlighting the ongoing conflict between nutrition, packaging and sustainability.  In collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this meeting attracted some 300 participants and dignitaries who discussed the magnitude and causes of global food waste and explored the contribution that improved packaging could make in the fight against food waste.

And Duesseldorf handled all these important international events with flair.  For a week under sunny skies the city became the international stage for business and culture, a remarkable feat that many other aspiring cities undoubtedly envy and aspire to.

Congratulations Duesseldorf!

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A Season for "Dibs" - Register Now for MEDICA 2011

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Fri, Feb 4, 2011 @ 10:25 AM

Perhaps many of you heard this past week that Chicago had a little bit of snow.  Actually, a LOT of snow, now tallied as the third largest snowstorm in the city’s history.  Not only did we end up with about 2 feet of the white stuff, we dealt with 60+ mile per hour wind gusts, thunder and lightning, and snow drifts six feet high in some places.  But Chicago is generally prepared and has snow removal down to a science, and for the most part within 24 hours things have returned more or less to normal.

But on the side streets, it will usually take a couple of days before a snow plow will pay a visit and shove mounds of packed snow up against the vehicles parked along the curb.

Now anyone who lives in our fair city is familiar with the concept of “dibs”.  This tradition goes back years, and some of our grizzled old-timers will gather wide-eyed children around the fireplace and tell tales about how it even precedes the great blizzard of '67.

dibs3Photo:  Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune


Essentially, before a side street is plowed, or even afterwards, the residents shovel out their own parking spots on the street and then save them by routinely placing lawn furniture, buckets, two-by-fours, stools, saw horses (or whatever expendable junk they happen to have on hand) in the valuable space they have just dug out. That means the space now belongs to the excavator.  If you park in a saved spot, you may run some unfortunate risks that could eventually involve your car insurance company.  
Hence:  DIBS.

At many of our trade shows that occur on a frequent basis, especially an annual show like MEDICA for example, an informal variation of dibs also exists.  The number of companies that return to the show from year to year is high, and there is a relatively brief registration window in which companies can submit their exhibit space applications.  Often the amount of space that is requested at MEDICA far exceeds the amount of space available at the convention center.

Returning exhibitors who submit their applications before the deadline often will get priority consideration for the same space that they had during the previous show, followed then by new-to-show exhibitors who also submitted their applications before the registration deadline.  Many times, exhibitors will request an enlargement of their space, or a move to another location if possible.  But of course with 4,000+ exhibitors at MEDICA it all depends on who has returned and who is getting their space back.  Usually the best way to increase the chances of upsizing or relocating is by expressing flexibility about preferred booth dimensions, configuration, or location.

Under all circumstances, Messe Duesseldorf works diligently to try and accommodate everyone’s special requests and space requirements in a fair and equitable manner.

Registration for MEDICA 2011 is now open and runs until March 1, 2011, but it is strongly encouraged that you submit your completed registration forms well in advance of the deadline.  To request your exhibitor registration materials, simply contact us or visit the show’s website, www.medica-tradefair.com, and get your dibs on a booth at the world’s largest and leading medical industry trade fair!

Topics: Germany, MEDICA, medical equipment, medical supplies, trade show, Messe, Messe Duesseldorf, exhibiting, Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, medical trade show, medical trade fair, trade fair, Trade Show Planning, City of Düsseldorf, Chicago, Booth Assignments, Dibs, Snow

Valve World Expo

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 @ 16:04 PM

From abominable snowmen to Indiana Jones - Installation work offers curious and exciting experiences

Valves control lots of things, whether in industrial plants and machines or in a private household. They fulfil their duties as a matter of course and – for most of us – nearly invisibly. However, the stories that can be told about valves are not utterly boring, in some cases they are even real tales of adventure. Installing valves can often be extremely demanding for the technicians – and the valves themselves become “silent” stars.

Two abominable snowmen

Schroeder Valves can tell such as story. The design engineer and manufacturer of pump protection valves, automatic recirculation valves, control valves and throttles has sales offices around the globe. “The products are nearly entirely special designs, which sometimes can be as large as a room or weigh as much as an elephant,” explains Axel Muecher, CEO of Schroeder Valves. Not only are the valves special, but so are the different environments where they are installed. Schroeder Valves, for example, equips snow cannons in many skiing regions with its fittings. It can often happen that an employee has to work at over 3,000 meters altitude. However such work is only worth a weary smile…

“There is one job we’ll certainly never forget,” Axel Muecher remembers. He travelled to the Austrian town of Tauplitz with a colleague to repair a defect bypass in a valve. Heavy snowfall created pretty scenery down in the valley, yet also caused both mechanics to become anxious. They set off in a car fitted with snow chains, yet after driving half of the way the car couldn’t go any further. The customer arranged for a snow cat to bring them up to an altitude of 2,800 meters. Both thought that would be a great idea - until they noticed the snow cat’s cab was already occupied by two other men. “We had no other choice than to sit on the hood,” says Axel Mücher. Sitting outside at minus 10°C, the snow cat drove them one and a half kilometers through a near snow storm to their assignment. On arrival, Muecher and his colleague resembled abnominable snowmen. “And that’s exactly how we felt ourselves.” All is well that ends well – the bypass was repaired!

Installing in the wild

Nonetheless, things can be a lot more spectacular, as Frank Loeffler can tell. The mechanic working for VAG-Armaturen GmbH had to travel 18,000 kilometers to the wild outback of Tasmania. Far away from civilization, Loeffler had to struggle along a mountain, across rocky terrain and through bothersome vegetation to install a shut-off valve for a historical wooden water conduit at a dam. The conduit is a real historical beauty. Back in 1914, the Lyell Mining and Railway Company built a dam for a power station, right at the foot of Lake Margret, near Queenstown and its 2,000 inhabitants. A three kilometer long water conduit was built to supply a mine with electricity and water. Nearly nine decades later the entire construction was shut down temporarily so the wooden conduit could be renovated, because its wood had become porous.

Frank Loeffler wasn’t the only one who had to cope with the rocky path leading to the dam. VAG also had to come up with a way to transport the valve, since there was no road a truck could use to deliver it. A helicopter was the only solution. VAG disassembled the valve into its individual parts, because the 3.5 ton valve would have been too heavy for a helicopter. Body, valve disk and lift cylinder were to be transported to the dam in three flights. To make things worse, neither electricity nor a crane would be available, so exactly what tools, hoisting and alignment gear would be needed for this job had to be determined in advance. Due to bad weather, the flights were delayed several times. Finally, the shut-off valve was delivered. Loeffler now had to work quickly: the body had to be put into position on top of the new plateau anchored in the rock, the extremely heavy valve had to be aligned and the axle bearings installed. Finally, Frank Loeffler was able to install the hydraulic lift cylinder. It was precision work under the most difficult of circumstances, yet the experienced VAG-employee managed it all without problems. “That was an assignment with an adventure as a bonus,” said the mechanic enthusiastically. “I felt just like Indiana Jones!”

A flurry of flashbulbs

Sometimes there is enough excitement for a valve to hit the news. This was the case for large-diameter ball valves made by Schuck Armaturen. After receiving an express order, the company had to deliver ball valves weighing several tons by plane for the first time to Malaysia. A subsidiary of Petronas, the Malaysian oil and gas giant, had ordered ball valves with a diameter of up to 36” for the world’s largest liquid natural gas terminal. The valves had to be able to withstand 118 bars of pressure. Because the delivery period was rather short, a plane had to pick up the bodies in India where they were cast. Despite their weight of 19.5 tons, the valves were flown as air freight from Frankfurt to Malaysia after they had been assembled. Then it was time for the big show – for the first time ever, a Boeing 747 landed at the small airport of Bintulu in the state of Sarawak, a town with a population of 50,000. Reporters and television crews flocked to the event – no one had ever seen a Boeing before. And thus the ball valves became news in Malaysia, amidst a flurry of flashbulbs…

Vital and essential

On the other hand, valves can be a matter of life and death; for instance, for the inhabitants of Prague’s Old Town. Eight years ago, the Czech Republic witnessed the greatest natural disaster in its history. The waters of the flooded Moldau River pressed into Prague’s sewage, the old town was flooded - with fatal consequences. Seventeen people died, 40,000 had to be evacuated, a large portion of the inhabitants were without electricity, half of city’s subway stations were submerged and many animals drowned in the zoo.

In order to prevent such a disaster in the future, the Czech Republic decided to redesign Prague’s sewage system. VAG-Armaturen now ensures the metropolis‘ safety. The company from Germany shipped parallel slide gate valves and a backflow trap with a nominal diameter of DN 600. Both valves were installed right next to the Moldau. “In case of a flood, the flood water is kept from pressing back into the town’s sewage system,” explains Joachim Reichert of VAG. This not only keeps the citizens safe, but also keeps the subterranean pumping chamber from being damaged.

In addition to the automatic backflow flap, VAG also installed a slide gate valve. This security measure makes it possible to close the pipes if the backflow flap doesn‘t function properly. VAG developed this solution in collaboration with Prague’s water company. The result is essential for the city’s survival!

The world is not enough

In different cases however, the world is not enough for some fittings. Space can be a nice place, too. Stoehr rocketed 56 specially-made valves with nominal diameters ranging from DN 15 to DN 200 into space when they were built into South Korean carrier rocket Naro 1. The valves ensure the rocket is fuelled with liquid gases before lift-off and are an utterly vital part of the 30 meter tall and 141 ton heavy rocket with a diameter of 3.90 meters. The parts have to function absolutely precisely, as they ensure the highly complex fuelling process works without any problem whatsoever. Liquid gases, such as liquid oxygen with a temperature of -196°C, have to flow into their tanks in a matter of seconds. Due to security reasons, fuelling on the Naro Space Centre’s launch pad can only take place as part of the take-off process. Thanks to Stoehr, everything went smoothly. In the end, the space mission was not entirely a success, as the satellite was destroyed. An independent commission declared it was due to the nose cone – parts of it were not released as planned. The rocket didn’t make it into orbit.

Insurgents attack

Valves aren’t the only ones living dangerous lives, mechanics can also be exposed to serious dangers. Two employees working for Schroeder Valves found themselves ambushed in India while travelling by train from Calcutta to a steel plant in Raigarh, where they were supposed to give technical support. The journey was originally expected to last 16 hours. After around half the journey the train passed through the Bhalulata station in the state of Orissa. “We were suddenly woken up by a detonation and deafening noise,” one of the two Schroeder employees remembers. Chaos suddenly broke out. “People ran confused, panicking and shouting. We saw smoke rise.” 50 Maoist rebels had blown up the tracks - as well as parts of the train station – and taken railroad staff as hostages.

“Luckily, things went well for us,” says one of the men from Schroeder. Nonetheless, it was far from being a pleasant experience. Due to the attack, the train and both Germans were stuck in the middle of the jungle for an entire day. In the end, the train travelled backwards to the closest station, where they then had to return to Calcutta. The customer had to be helped by email and spare parts delivery.

So don’t say installation work can be a boring affair…

The latest products and technologies for the valve industry will be on display at the Valve World Expo 2010, to be held from November 30 – December 2 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

For further information about Valve World Expo 2010, contact us at Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog at http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/mdnachicago!

Topics: Announcements, Germany, trade show, international, international business, Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, International Trade, International Trade Shows, trade fair, City of Düsseldorf, equipment, valve, Valve World Expo

Altstadt

Posted by Brigitte Cox on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 @ 15:22 PM

The ‘Altstadt’ (Old Town) is the historic town center of Düsseldorf.  There is much to see and taste!  Here is a glimpse – then you can explore this wonderful part of town on your own during your visit to Düsseldorf.

On the south side of the Altstadt a quiet and romantic flair prevails, dominated by the Marxkirche (church) and the small, dreamy Citadellstrasse. If you are lucky, you might just catch an organ concert in the beautiful Baroque church. The Citadellstrasse is lined with neoclassical house fronts, looking much as they did during Heinrich Heine’s day.  At its end is the former palace of Count Spee, which houses a part of Düsseldorf’s City Museum.  In Bäckergasse you’ll find a wrought iron gate, behind which is the most romantic park in the city:  the old Palace Park with its stately trees and idyllic Lake.

On Bernrather Strasse is the very lively Karlsplatz, where a market is set up daily. This is the center of Karlstadt in the Altstadt, where you’ll find quite a few 18th century patrician houses.  Cultural institutes, galleries and countless gastronomical possibilities, an active pub scene as well as quiet streets await you here.

At the Marktplatz (market square) you’ll discover the famous monument to Electoral Price Wilhelm von der Pfalz, lovingly called ‘Jan Wellem’ by Düsseldorf’s residents.  Those who seek the hustle and bustle of crowds will find what they are looking for in the streets that lead away from the Marktstrasse and Bergerstrasse:  Boutiques, pubs and taverns where Düsseldorf’s world-famous Altbier (ale) is served.  Here you’ll be able to experience just why Düsseldorf’s old town district is repeatedly referred to as ‘the longest bar counter in the world’.  A surprisingly different atmosphere can be found in the little Schneider-Wibbel-Gasse, a small street filled with Spanish restaurants, one next to the other, which invite you to stop and sample their cuisine.

To finish your tour, take a walk along the Rhine river promenade to enjoy the beautiful view of the Altstadt. The river path is busy with residents, visitors, sunbathers, as well as ship traffic on the Rhine.  The former Stiftsplatz in front of the church with its beautiful old façade is one of the most idyllic squares in Düsseldorf’s Old Town and the Altestadt Strasse is the oldest street in Düsseldorf.  In the Ritterstrasse you’ll find facades from 18th and 19th century homes and – for even a bit more history stop in the Ursulinengasse, where markings show just where the medieval city wall from 1288 ran.

Topics: Germany, Düsseldorf, Travel, City of Düsseldorf, eating in Düsseldorf, visit Dusseldorf, shopping in Dusseldorf

Succeed with us Around the World: A Primer to How We Organize Trade Shows

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 12:31 PM

In the United States, many trade shows take place in conjunction with industry conferences, usually under the patronage of a supporting trade association.  The show’s sponsor selects a suitable city in which to hold the trade show, and then negotiates and signs a contact with the city’s convention center or other private venue.  More often than not, show management activities are then jobbed-out to professional show management firms.

We often get asked about how we “do” shows in comparison.  Indeed our system is set up differently in Germany than in the United States, starting with the structuring of the company and its approach to how things are managed.

How WE do it

Düsseldorf Fair GroundsMesse Düsseldorf not only owns and produces many of the events held in Düsseldorf, it also owns and operates the convention center (a.k.a. “The Fairgrounds” or “das Messegelände”) – something unheard of in the U.S.  The Düsseldorf Fairgrounds is one of the world's largest and most modern convention centers, featuring 18 halls offering over 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space.


Shareholders of Messe Duesseldorf include primarily the City of Düsseldorf, along with the German federal st
ate of North Rhine-Westphalia and other affiliated public chambers of commerce and trade.  Dusseldorf’s mayor is the Chairman of the Board, who appoints and oversees the company’s CEO.

The company is structured as a full-service trade show management company – not only does each trade show that we produce have a dedicated team of project management specialists, all related goods and services to the exhibitor are provided under one roof:

  • Facilities Management
  • Traffic and Logistics Control
  • Technical Services
  • Stand Construction
  • Protocol
  • Press and Public Relations
  • IT and Internet Support Services


Since 1947, Messe Düsseldorf has been operating world-class and industry-leading trade shows across a wide variety of industries.  Today, 23 of the 50 events that take place in Düsseldorf are the No. 1 events in their respective industries.

And as the company has grown, so too have its international operations.  We’ve branched out over the years into all major markets, and are now on location in 127 countries, with 66 agencies abroad and more than 1500 employees.

For over 30 years, Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) has been your local partner for trade fairs in Germany and beyond.  We were the first German trade fair company to establish roots here in the United States and for the past 20 years have been based in Chicago.

Succeed with Us Around the World isn’t just our slogan – it’s how WE do business.

Topics: Germany, trade show, international business, Messe Düsseldorf, International Trade Shows, trade fair, Trade Show Planning, City of Düsseldorf, trade show organizer

Tour Düsseldorf by Double-Decker Bus

Posted by Brigitte Cox on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 @ 15:23 PM

The Düsseldorf City Tour Bus

All Aboard!

Düsseldorf now offers sightseeing ‘HopOn HopOff-Tours. The starting point of the tours is the centrally located main train station (Hauptbahnhof) in Düsseldorf.  Tours leave at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm daily, with an additional tour at 5 pm on Saturdays.

The bus stops to ‘HopOn HopOff’ for sightseeing at:

  • Königsallee/Steinstrasse (Kö-Brücke)
  • Burgplatz/Altstadt
  • Rheinturm/MedienHafen (Stromstrasse)
  • Niederkasseler Kirchweg (EKO-Haus for Japanese culture and Buddhist Temple)
  • Rheinterrasse
  • Aquazoo
  • Schloss Jägerhof

Guides narrate the tours in German, but via headset visitors can choose to listen in 9 languages! (English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Polish).

The ‘HopOn HopOff’ option costs 15 Euros per adult, and all the stops are well worth a look!  Alternatively, you can choose a 90 minute non-stop guided tour for 12 Euros per person.  Buses are wheelchair accessible, and the top is covered during rainy or cold weather.

Tour bus tickets are available at the Düsseldorf Tourist Information offices in the Altstadt and across from the main train station (Hauptbahnhof), or directly on the bus itself.

Explore Düsseldorf and enjoy the sights!

Tel. (0)211-17202-854

Topics: Announcements, Germany, Travel, City of Düsseldorf

What a place to shop...Malls in Dusseldorf

Posted by Brigitte Cox on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 @ 11:20 AM

Looking for souvenirs? For European style? A treat for yourself? Or just window shopping? Check out these malls in downtown Düsseldorf. Each mall has its own ambiance and a great variety of shops. Upscale to general, there's something for everyone.

Kö-Galerie 

  Königsallee 60

 International brand names and luxury goods give the Kö Galerie its distinctive style. Experience the vast variety of labels and enjoy shopping in one of the world's most beautiful city galleries.
Shops open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 8 pm

Schadow Arkaden

Shadowstrasse 11

3 stories of stores - from clothing to accessories, shoes, music, food and much more. Browse to your heart's content.
Shops open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 8 pm

Sevens

Königsallee 56

Upscale shops and great quality, but you can still find a bargain here! Even the architecture is worth seeing - the mall received the MIPIM architecture prize.
Shops open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 8 pm

And don't forget the great German department store 

Galleria Kaufhof 

Königsallee 1-9

Everything you can imagine, from fashion to a deli. A must see is the chocolate and sweets department!
Open Monday-Saturday 9 am to 8 pm
 

Topics: Düsseldorf, City of Düsseldorf, shopping in Dusseldorf, Königsallee, , Dusseldorf shopping

Dusseldorf Nightlife

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 @ 11:41 AM

Dusseldorf is very well known for its colorful nightlife. You can find all types of pubs, bars and nightclubs that can match anyone's taste.


1) PUBS

If you are in Dusseldorf, you cannot miss out on an opportunity to experience a traditional German pub. It's a perfect place to go for an after-work drink or a night out. Here are some of the places where you can enjoy local beer and schnapps:

beer glasses

Uerige Brewery
Berger Straße 1
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 86699-0

Brauerei zum Schiffchen
Hafenstrasse 5
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 132421

Zum Schluessel
Bolkerstrasse 41-47
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 828955-0

Zum Goldenen Einhorn
Ratinger Strasse 18
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 131 283

Zur Uel
Ratinger Strasse 16
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 326 391

Ohme Jupp
Ratinger Strasse 19
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 326 406

Julio's Guinness Pub
Mühlenstrasse 15 -17
40211 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 328 685

Schalander
Kölner Landstrasse 247
40591 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 759 7057

2) BARS
If one likes to go out for drinks with friends, business partners or alone, there is a variety of fancy bars and lounges to choose from. Here are a couple of our suggestions:


Jase Living Bar
If you are looking for a unique place to relax and enjoy a selection of 60 distinguished whiskeys and 120 cocktails, you should definitely check out Jase Bar at the Altstadt.

bar scene
Jase Living Bar
Burgplatz 13
Düsseldorf - Altstadt
Phone: 211 868 179 7

Wed - Thu: 7 pm - 1 am
Fri - Sat & before holidays: 8 pm to 4 am; Happy Hour until 10 pm.

Bar am Kaiserteich®
This is one of the trendiest, most stylish bars in Dusseldorf. The interior design with green and orange bubble pattern on the walls makes you feel like you're sitting in a glass of sparkling wine. So come enjoy a mojito or a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. The food menu is intriguing as well.

bar scene

Bar am Kaiserteich®
Ständehausstrasse 1
40217 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 171 3020


And there are many others:

Bagel
Altestadt 12-14
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 863 9222

Bogletti
Im Brunnenhof Steinstrasse 11
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 862 9772

Cubar
Rather Strasse 110
40476 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 601 0470

Havana
Speditionstrasse 13
40221 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 311 1290

Rosie's
Adersstrasse 21
40215 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 876 6666

3) NIGHT CLUBS
If you are looking for a bar in Dusseldorf that plays finest Club music, there're plenty of options. Some of the most famous clubs are the Nachtresidenz and Les Halles la Nuit. Checker's Club, directly on Königsallee, once belonged to the trendiest clubs in Germany; Claudia Schiffer was discovered there and Heidi Klum served drinks.

nightclub scene

Nachtresidenz
Bahnstrasse 13-15
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 136 5755


Les Halles la nuit
Schirmerstrasse 54
40211 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 440 2676

Checker's
Königsallee 29/30
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 02154 957 562

Topics: Düsseldorf, City of Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf bars, Dusseldorf pubs, Dusseldorf nightlife, Duesseldorf nightlife, Dusseldorf nightclubs, Duesseldorf pubs, Duesseldorf bars, Duesseldorf nightclubs

German Traditional Treat!

Posted by Brigitte Cox on Fri, Jan 22, 2010 @ 15:45 PM

cake photoVisiting a traditional German Café is a tasty experience.  Next time you are in Düsseldorf, take some time to relax from the trade show and treat yourself!  Try a coffee, cappuccino or espresso and one (or two) of the wonderful cakes and pastries.  The baked goods on display want to make you come back for a few more visits.

 

Here are a few suggestions of Düsseldorf cafés to try:

 

HEINEMANN

Bahnstrasse 16 (Tel. 0211-131-350)

This time-honored café serves confectionery whose fine reputation goes well beyond the region and also has several branch locations in downtown Düsseldorf.  The café in the gallery of the same name is especially popular after shopping on the Kö (Königsallee).  Enjoyed amid the refined art nuveau décor, the fancy cakes and snacks somehow taste even better.

 

slice of cake photoBITTNER

Carlsplatz 20 (Tel. 211-310-9840)

The traditional café on this busy market square features an exquisite range of sweets and chocolates.  A must-try is the Düsseldorf Chocolate Cartwheeler.

 

BAZZAR CAFÉ

Heinrich Heine Allee 53 (Tel. 211-322-445)

This café serves their in-house roasted coffee from their own roasting machines at charming little mosaic tables and long wooden counters.

Topics: Germany, Düsseldorf, Travel, City of Düsseldorf, Sight Seeing