What to do in Dusseldorf during ProWein
The international exhibition of wine at Düsseldorf ProWein will be held from March 23-25. Cecchi wine will be present! If you are in town for ProWein or plan on visiting at any time here is our list of recommends for Düsseldorf, Germany.
What to do in Düsseldorf Germany during ProWein
Düsseldorf is a large modern city that retains that small town charm. It is situated on the Rhine River and is filled with a vibrant and hospitable mood. Once a city that was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, is now a transformed place filled with nightlife, international trade shows, art and shopping.
Napoleon once called it Klein Paris—Little Paris—when he visited in 1811. Since then the city has changed a lot but always keeps a special atmosphere that captivates anyone who is lucky enough to visit.
Discover The Old Town
The old town of Düsseldorf is called Altstadt. From a historical point of view this is the most important area of the city as it was rebuilt after the war and is now a very popular and fashionable zone.
In the evenings and weekends you can visit the "longest bar in the world." It is one square kilometer of almost 260 bars, clubs, cafes, breweries.
The center has an irresistible architecture with narrow streets, old churches and buildings reconstructed so well that you feel like you stepped back in time.
We suggest you walk to Burgplatz Square to admire the Cartwheeler's Fountain, the remains of the Schlossturm Castle and the old town hall. You can admire town hall covered with ivy, which is very particular for an urban monument which now houses the National Parliament.
Walk Along The Rhine River
The Rheinuferpromenade—the Rhine promenade—is a very trendy area of the city that is full of bars, fashionable young people and families skating or riding their bicycles.
On sunny days you can sit on the steps of the pier or on the lawns that line the shore to enjoy the view of the Rhine River from the harbor of the old town.
If you have time, hop onboard a boat for an excursion down the river and rediscover the city from the water.
Indulge in Shopping and Art
If you are interested in Düsseldorf's fashion district then head to Königsallee, King's Avenue. It is a very popular area situated along the canal and filled with endless fashion showrooms and retail spaces making it one of Germany's busiest streets.
Keep your eyes out for statues of young men scattered everywhere. There are nine in total and are part of an art project by Christoph Pöggeler who wanted to represent humans deprived of their daily routine and placed on a pedestal to represent contemporary society.
The city is home to dozens of museums, hundreds of art galleries and many theaters. Among the museums we recommend K20 and K21. The former is dedicated to the paintings of the 20th Century, in particular Paul Klee. The later is the continuous collection of K20 and houses works of the 21st Century.
See you at ProWein!
After a nice walk through the old town, a boat trip along the Rhine, a little shopping and a few visits to the museums the most awaited moment has arrived. It's time to visit one of the most important wine festivals in the world, ProWein.
Besides wine tastings, ProWein offers workshops and information sessions where you can find all the latest news about current trends and developments in the market. ProWein is an exquisite combination of taste, experiences and know-how.
We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd at Hall 3, Stand 3/M30 for a glass at our 120 years of Cecchi stand!
*INFO ProWein runs from March 23-25, 2014 and opens from 9am to 6pm. It is located at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Stockumer Kirchstrasse 61 in Düsseldorf, Germany.