Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia. Situated on the River Rhine the city is widely known as a centre of advertising, fashion industries and telecommunications.

Museums, carnival, opera, theatre, music and nightlife - Düsseldorf has a lot to offer. For more information visit the communal portal www.duesseldorf.de.

Carnival in Düsseldorf

For most cities along the rhine such as Düsseldorf, Carnival (Wikipedia: Carnival) is very important. The actual carnival week starts this year on Thursday, 19. February (Altweiberfastnacht) . German Carnival parades are held on the weekend and especially on Rosenmontag (Rose Monday).

So you should be prepared to see a huge amount of dressed up or masqueraded people in the city. On thursday there will be celebrations in the streets and the pubs in the old town of Düsseldorf (Altstadt). The Thursday is dedicated to the women and it is rite to cut off mens ties. If you wear a tie on thursday you better be prepared, that it will be cut off by someone. But you will receive a little kiss (Bützchen) in return.

Restaurants near conference venue

Maybe you will have to make a reservation for these restaurants.

Die Chinesische Mauer

(asian cooking)
Am Hain 44
40468 Düsseldorf-Stockum
phone: 0211 / 9 89 26 38
opening hours:
daily 11.30 a.m to 3 p.m and 5 to 11.30 p.m


(italian cooking)
Deikerstr. 17c
40468 Düsseldorf-Stockum
phone: 0211 / 951 30 44
opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11.30 a.m to 2.30 p.m and 5 to 11 p.m, Saturday and Sunday5 to 11 p.m, closed on Mondays

Sale e Pepe (italienisch)

(italian cooking)
Kaiserswerther Straße 267
40474 Düsseldorf-Golzheim
phone: 0211 / 4 36 99 60
fax: 0211 / 4 30 87 91
opening hours:
Monday to Friday 12 a.m to 3 p.m and 6 to 11 p.m
Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m, closed on Sundays

Trattoria Gemelli (italienisch)

(italian cooking)
Kaiserswertherstr. 115 (im Sternhaus)
40474 Düsseldorf-Golzheim
phone: 0211 / 5 18 00 86
opening hours:
Monday to Friday 12 a.m to 2.30 p.m and 6 to 10.30 p.m
Saturday from 6 to 10.30 p.m, closed on Sundays

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