Terrace in Düsseldorf, LiekeDüsseldorf, a city on my list for cities in Germany I still wanted to visit (just München and Dresden left now). It’s only one and a half hour away from where I study, yet I had never been there. Since I wanted to meet up with friends from abroad, I had a very good reason to go there.

It’s already been two weeks ago since I visited the city, but it still worth a post. Düsseldorf is a small city (around 500,000 inhabitants) which makes it quite charming. It is known for good shopping, especially at the very expensive (Königsallee) with lots of luxury shops. Don’t forget to bring your credit card though. Since the weather was wonderful, we spent some time at the promenade having some drinks and enjoying the panorama on the Rhein.

Besides the lovely Altstadt (old town) there is, to my surprise, some great modern architecture as well. I went up the Rheinturm (communication tower) where I had a great view on Düsseldorf and especially the area called Media Port/Mediahafen. My favourite buildings were the Landtag and the Zollhof Gebäude (pictures). For more pictures of interesting buildings in that area in Düsseldorf, click here. Of course we also explored the nightlife a little bit, but we mostly stayed at local pubs. Here we tried what was told a local specialty, namely a shot with Tabasco in it. I can highly recommend a visit to Düsseldorf, but this shot is something I advise you to pass.

Zollhof Gebäude DüsseldorfLandtag Düsseldorf

Fiat 500 is back on the road!

Last month I read an article about the Fiat 500 and their plans to relaunch a new version of my favourite car, the Fiat 500! In May 2006 they launched a special website, 500 days before the new car would come out. Suddenly they changed the release date to 4th of July, which was yesterday. Some pictures of the new Fiat 500 were leaked to the Internet, so I already had an impression of how the new Fiat 500 would look. I’m still more of a fan of the original version which I would love to own one day :-)

When my neighbours in Copenhagen one day got all their cars out of the garage, this beautiful Fiat 500 showed up. I just HAD to take a picture of it!

Fiat 500 (original)