Düsseldorf owes much of its success to one of the most active rivers. ''Dear Rhine, what would we be without you?'
The mainstay of Düsseldorf.
The Rhine River is Düsseldorf’s backbone, and it has played a key role in the city’s history, as well as that of the entire North Rhineland region. The city of Cologne was also born on the banks of this waterway, which is one of the most active rivers in all of Germany. Düsseldorf has undergone a massive restoration in the last several years, which has earned it the nickname ‘Riviera of the Rhine’. This restoration involved an enormous amount of engineering, in order to shift motorists away from the centre and make beautiful leafy walkways for pedestrians along a large part of the river. You can actually walk all the way to the Rheinturn communications tower, which watches over the city and boasts a lookout point that offers some of the best views of Düsseldorf.