Germany…Düsseldorf…Alemania, part 1/parte 1

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http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/dusseldorf-d-nw-dus.htm
Düsseldorf is a university town and a center of art and fashion. This old electoral capital is also a city of wide streets lined by elegant shops, with a ring of parks and gardens encircling its vibrant downtown area. Known as an important cultural center, the city boasts dozens of museums and in excess of 100 art galleries encompassing everything from internationally renowned facilities such as the impressive Art Collection North Rhine-Westphalia to the smaller installations found in the city’s trendy Königsallee area. Its location on the Rhine along with its numerous wide squares and wonderful riverside walkways makes it a particularly pleasant place to spend time.
Every July the city hosts the Largest Fair on the Rhine, a massive week-long funfair attracting more than four million visitors, as well as the popular Karneval, held each November 11th with its parades and colorful costumes.

Düsseldorf’s most elegant shopping street is Königsallee, affectionately known to locals as the “Kö.” Comparable to Avenue Montaigne in Paris, this long stretch of high-end real estate was laid out in 1802 and continues to draw the crowds with its eclectic mix of exclusive boutiques, luxury shopping arcades and art galleries, as well as numerous restaurants and cafés. Extending along both sides of the old town moat – a 31-meter-wide, tree-lined stretch of water that adds to the street’s sense of spaciousness – Königsallee stretches all the way from Graf-Adolf-Platz in the south to the Hofgarten in the north, where it ends at the spectacular Triton Fountain.

Düsseldorf’s Old Town (Altstadt) remains remarkably well preserved and should be included on your list of must-see attractions. The focal point of the Old Town is the Marktplatz where you’ll find the imposing Town Hall (Rathaus) and a large equestrian statue of Elector John William II erected in 1711. Another highlight is the Castle Tower (Schlossturm) in Burgplatz on the banks of the Rhine. The only surviving section of this old castle that once dominated the city, the tower is home to the SchiffahrtsMuseum, one of Germany’s best (and oldest) marine museums with fascinating exhibits on the history of shipbuilding and trade. Another attraction to visit is the Hetjens Museum, dedicated to more than 800 years of ceramics, porcelain, and earthenware. After exploring the Old Town, be sure to visit the neighboring Ehrenhof district, home to the domed Tonhalle, a concert hall constructed in 1926 as the base of the city’s orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.

Düsseldorf’s Rhine Embankment Promenade offers one of the best ways of enjoying the city’s wonderful riverside. Opened in 1997 as a means of hiding one of the city’s busiest roads (it’s buried beneath the promenade), this long pedestrian route gives the city a distinctly Mediterranean flavor, lined as it is by cafés, restaurants, galleries, and shops on one side, and the mighty Rhine on the other. Running all the way from the Oberkassel Bridge and connecting the Old Town to the state’s Parliament buildings, the one-and-a-half-kilometer, tree-lined promenade encompasses pedestrian and bike paths and offers countless opportunities for sightseeing and people watching.

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Créditos de este texto;
http://www.verdusseldorf.com/que-ver-dusseldorf.html
Düsseldorf es una ciudad de negocios moderna que a la vez tiene un increible encanto como lugar histórico.
Su Ciudad Vieja, repleta de bonitos rincones y su Carnaval, famoso en toda Alemania, son sólo dos de los múltiples atractivos de esta localidad situada a las orillas del Rin.
ALTSTADT O CIUDAD VIEJA DE DÜSSELDORF
El Altstadt es el barrio más famoso de Düsseldorf. Literalmente significa “ciudad vieja”, aunque también es conocido, de manera informal, como la mayor barra del mundo, dada la altísima concentración de bares y discotecas que hay.
El encanto del Alstadt reside en sus callejuelas y sus casas de poca altura. Estos son algunos de los lugares que hay que visitar:
Burgplatz es la plaza más conocida del Altstadt. Situada a las orillas del río Rin, está bastante concurrida por lugareños y turistas.
El Rathaus o Ayuntamiento está situado en la Markplatz y está formado por tres edificios de diferentes épocas.
En el medio de la plaza puedes ver la estatua ecuestre de Jan Wellem, que fue uno de los personajes más relevantes de la historia de Düsseldorf.
La Basílica de San Lamberto (St. Lambertuskirche), de confesión católica, data del siglo XIV y es de estilo gótico. Su importancia radica en que en su interior se encuentran la tumba de San Lamberto y las reliquias de San Apolinar, patrón de Düsseldorf.
San Lamberto es famosa por su torre retorcida, que debe su aspecto a la utilización de madera húmeda en una reconstrucción que se realizó después de un incendio en el siglo XIX .
Cuenta la leyenda que el día que una joven virgen de Düsseldorf se case en esa iglesia, la torre recuperará su forma original. Esto es motivo de hilaridad entre los habitantes de la ciudad por el largo tiempo transcurrido sin que la torre se enderece.
Está basílica está situada en la Stiftsplatz, aunque puede verse también desde la Burgplatz.

One thought on “Germany…Düsseldorf…Alemania, part 1/parte 1

  1. Buenas fotos de Düsseldorf y buen paseo por el mismo. Muy bello el lugar.
    Tecnicamente dada la fijacion de la apertura y la distancia focal hubo que hacer uso de diferentes velocidades de exposicion con buen efecto.

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