The capital city of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf is one of the leading economic performers in Germany, and is famous for its vibrant nightlife, outstanding German beer, and superior shopping and fashion. Reduced to ruins during the Second World War, the city's old town (Altstadt) was rebuilt to recapture the original charm. Nowadays the city's old town is a popular district for outdoor dining and sampling Düsseldorf's famous "Altbier". The international airport is an airline hub for Air Berlin and Lufthansa, who both offer approximately 300 daily flights to 53 destinations. With the large number of routes to choose from, you have a great chance of getting cheap flights to Dusseldorf from Birmingham, Newcastle and other UK airports. Slightly further away (50 miles) is Weeze Airport, which is mostly frequented by low-cost carriers. If you are prepared to travel a little bit further, this airport is also a good option for getting cheap flights to the city.
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is the city's premier modern art museum, and is simply not to be missed for art fans. The museum's collection was built on the foundations of a substantial collection of work by Paul Klee that was acquired by the Federal State in 1961. Today the museum is home to works by such celebrated artists as Picasso, Richter, Kandinsky, and Warhol. One of the city's most popular tourist attractions is the Rhine Tower, which stands 240 meters high on the Rhine promenade. The Tower offers spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding region, with a public observation deck and a revolving restaurant. According to the locals, the city's Konigsallee is one of Europe's premier shopping districts. The area has numerous shops that range from luxurious high end stores to slightly more affordable fare.
Once your flight has landed, there are numerous options for travel to a variety of locations within the region. With its own railway station, the airport offers a convenient alternative to travelling by car. The airport also has an S-Bahn station, where you can take either the S7 or S11 to the city's main railway station. The SkyTrain railway service connects the main terminal to the airports railway station, making sure that visitors travel quickly and comfortably. A cheap option for local travel in Dusseldorf is the Schöner Tag Ticket/Nice Day Ticket, which is valid all day on all forms of public transport.