Phoenix, the new restaurant in Düsseldorf‘s historically significant Dreischeibenhaus, in addition to new interpretations of the classics and seasonal dishes, also provides a plush atmosphere that retains the look of the 1960s, www.phoenix-restaurant.de. A restaurant we recommend here in Haan is Fritz Essensart – an insider tip for gourmets, www.fritzessensart.de. Momentum Spa – this wonderful Day Spa is our personal recommendation to escape from the hustle and bustle of glasstec for a few delightful hours of peace and quiet, www.momentum-spa.de. And in the Beuys Bar, fashionable cocktail culture is enveloped in the sounds of jazz and soul www.beuys-bar.com.
Amano Verde means chic and delightful vegetarian, vegan and lactose-free meals in the Radisson Media Harbor Hotel, www.radissonblu.com. Dox, the stylish looking restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Hotel with a breath-taking view of Düsseldorf’s Media Harbor Skyline at night, www.dox-restaurant.de. Capella Bar & Cigar Lounge – a real gem on the 1st floor of the legendary Grand Hotel “Breidenbacher Hof”, www.capellahotels.com. Deutsche Oper am Rhein – our favourite: nourishment for the soul on the highest cultural level, www.operamrhein.de.
Hase + Igel, creative cuisine from not-your-usual TV chef Stefan Marquard on the hip grounds of the Schwanenhöfe in Flingern, www.haseundigel.eu. Richie ´n Rose in chic Oberkassel: super burgers fried by the cook of the former German rock band Tote Hosen, www.facebook.com/richienrose.burgerladen.oberkassel/. Fronhof in Meerbusch offers traditional Tyrolean farmhouse atmosphere with exquisite food, www.restaurantfronhof.de.
Trattoria Due Fratelli, Pizza & Pasta. Simple but good. Dr. Thompson‘s Herzkammer, the new club in Dr. Thompson‘s: cool location and stylish guests, www.drthompsons.info. ”Düssel-Tips“ – the new City Guide for Düsseldorf is an excellent source of further insider tips and events, www.duesseltips.de.
Alex Brasserie, the well-known restaurant chain in typical French style, now to be found in GAP 15, www.dein-alex.de/deine-brasserie-duesseldorf, Frittenwerk: Fresh. Food. Fast. The place for a perfect snack after visiting the fair, www.frittenwerk.com.
Hausmann’s, Tim Mälzer‘s stylish bistro-style restaurant with a vintage look offers modern, hearty German meals, cakes and specially brewed beers, www.hausmanns-duesseldorf.de.
The View provides a fantastic view from the Skylounge across to the 16th floor of the INNSIDE Hotel, www.theview-duesseldorf.de, Port Seven – a synthesis consisting of a multi-functional event area and a party location in the Media Harbor, port-seven.de.
Kunst im K21: my favorite installation work – some 25 m above the piazza of the K21, the artist Tomás Saraceno has suspended an enormous net construction he calls “in orbit“. Visitors can actually walk across the transparent construction consisting of steel nets that are stretched out on three levels beneath a gigantic glass cupola. A fascinating experience!
Shopping in Düsseldorf – the best shopping is around the Königsallee, along the new Kö-Bogen, www.koebogen.info, or in the Altstadt. There is something for everybody‘s taste in terms of art, design, and interior fittings to be found in the Stilwerk, Grünstraße, complex consisting of 45 shops on an area of 17,500 square meters, www.stilwerk.de
Part of the Media Harbor in Düsseldorf: with striking Gehry buildings in the background [© Photo: davis]
Königsallee (KÖ): shopping promenade in a class of its own [© Photo: Metropolico.org]
With a height of 240.5 m, the city‘s tallest building: the Rhine Tower [© Photo: Dancingdice]