Straddling the banks of the Rhine River, the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia offers picturesque strolls along the banks of the Rhine, pretty river views and a charming Altstadt (Old Town) alongside a dynamic cultural scene and contemporary architecture. The city is a major hub for business travelers as well as visitors on vacation, giving the city a cosmopolitan ambiance and a globally diverse dining scene. So whether you wish to spend your days touring exhibits in the various galleries and museums, enjoying nature by the river, seeing a concert or tasting local specialties in a brewery, you'll find plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
Dusseldorf is a city of contrasts where tradition, arts and contemporary culture seamlessly blend. Amid the cutting-edge architecture and the cobbled streets of the Old Town, performing arts venues, galleries, museums, open green spaces and a vibrant night scene are all waiting to be discovered.
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Dusseldorf Airport is an international airport that serves the city of Dusseldorf and Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region. It is the third largest airport in the country after Frankfurt and Munich and flies to over 200 destinations worldwide.
Dusseldorf Airport is located approximately 4 miles from Dusseldorf city center.
Passengers wishing to rent a car will find several agencies located in the Arrivals area of the terminal. The city center is accessed via the A44 motorway. There is a frequent Sky Train that connects the airport to the nearest train station in a few minutes, from where regular trains run to the city center. Alternatively, there is the local S-Bahn metro service or some bus services that leave from outside the arrivals building. Taxis can be picked up outside Arrivals.
Cologne Bonn Airport is situated in the Porz area, about 9 miles from Cologne city center and 10 miles from Bonn city center.
Cologne city center can be accessed from the airport via the A59 highway. The airport also connects to main railway station in the center via the S-Bahn S13 inter-urban train, with an approximate journey time of 15 minutes. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building.