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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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Dusseldorf Breweries - #Altbier

Posted by Brigitte Cox on Tue, May 4, 2010 @ 15:12 PM

‘Altbier' from Dusseldorf (literally old beer) is part of the longstanding art of brewing. Freshly tapped, it's not only loved by Dusseldorfers, it's a delicious treat to taste for all visitors! There are several breweries in Dusseldorf with long traditions and history. Try one - or try a few. It's definitely worth exploring, each with its own style of Altbier to savor.

Foto Schumacher
Brauerei Schumacher
Oststrasse 123, Tel. 0211-326004

A brewery with a long tradition, Schumacher bought the brewery in 1838, including the pub with its attractive wood carvings. The atmosphere is jovial around the long, scoured wooden tables.

zum Schiffchen
Brauerei Zum Schiffchen
Hafenstrasse 5, Tel. 0211-132421
As the name suggests, this brewery stands on the site of a former sailor's bar that dates back over 400 years. Nowadays locals and tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy the excellent ale and food.

Im Füchschen
Ratinger Strasse 28, Tel. 0211-137470

Its coat of arms contains a fox - and an ale is brewed here, which is among the best of its kind. Good, down to earth Rhenish food is served and the pub also has its own butcher shop offering sausages to go.

Zum Uerige
Bergerstrasse 1, Tel. 0211-866990

A truly authentic brewery with a warm, welcoming atmosphere apparently attracting most of Dusseldorf. A popular house specialty, pea soup, is served on Saturdays.

Topics: Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf bars, Dusseldorf pubs, Altbier

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.


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:

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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

Kölner Landstrasse 247
40591 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 759 7057

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:

Altestadt 12-14
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 863 9222

Im Brunnenhof Steinstrasse 11
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 862 9772

Rather Strasse 110
40476 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 601 0470

Speditionstrasse 13
40221 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 311 1290

Adersstrasse 21
40215 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 876 6666

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

Bahnstrasse 13-15
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 136 5755

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

Königsallee 29/30
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 02154 957 562

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