Anyone who has been to Düsseldorf will recall places like Königsallee, the Altstadt (Old Town), MedienHafen or the Rhine embankment promenade. For good reason – these places are to Düsseldorf what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. The state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia has even more to offer. Recent years have seen the development of a thriving young alternative scene in Düsseldorf. Up-and-coming quarters such as Flingern, Bilk and Derendorf are becoming red-hot forges of original art, culture, fashion and music.

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From Places to be – the Düsseldorf city guide for young people

Pictures by Timo Klemm, licensed under CC.