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trentvoyager

Dusseldorf - for Lexi and whoever else is interested!





















Various pics of Dusseldorf - the Rathaus, the Rhein tower and the aldstadt.
Ketty

Great pics, thanks TV.  Not sure of the first one?  
trentvoyager

Ketty wrote:
Great pics, thanks TV.  Not sure of the first one?  


Its a pic looking up at the Rhein tower where some of the pics were taken from - but I've been lazy and not "rotated" it.
Ketty

Ah!  I get it now.  S'easy when you know.  

What was your favourite part, and what would you recommend?
trentvoyager

Ketty wrote:
Ah!  I get it now.  S'easy when you know.  

What was your favourite part, and what would you recommend?


If you have a head for heights then the Rhine tower is great for orientating yourself to the city.

The art gallery there is brilliant - Picasso's, Kandinsky's, Miro, Matisse.

The old town is full of nice restaurants and bars.

But my very favourite part was the Brauerie Schumaker which is a brewery but with the pub attached - and it is a great place to watch people, to drink and eat and generally have a great time. Very, very German!
Derek

Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.
trentvoyager

Ralph2 wrote:
Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.


Hi Ralph

There is a restaurant at the top - a revolving one, where we sat and had a Weiss beer and apple strudel (I know it should have been coffee - but I am not good with heights and needed a drink!)

Why you think I wouldn't be interested is beyond me - I try not to hold grudges - life's too short.

Anyway, had an interesting few days there - altho part of the reason for the visit was to see my partners cousin who lives near Remargen and who has been quite ill recently - but is much better now thankfully - so we didn't spend quite as much time in Dusseldorf as we would have liked.
Lexilogio

Thanks!

The Rhein Tower is now on my list - that looks great!
IvyOwl

Brilliant pics Trent! I like the look of that tower ... was it the one by your ear where you are standing by the river?
Lexilogio

Ralph2 wrote:
Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.


So where would you recommend to visit in Dusseldorf?
trentvoyager

IvyOwl wrote:
Brilliant pics Trent! I like the look of that tower ... was it the one by your ear where you are standing by the river?


It was indeed. Him indoors keeps making me go up high buildings in an effort to cure my fear.

After 34 years I have news for him - IT HASN'T WORKED!
Ketty

trentvoyager wrote:

It was indeed. Him indoors keeps making me go up high buildings in an effort to cure my fear.

After 34 years I have news for him - IT HASN'T WORKED!


Mine keeps doing that to me, but as a girly it means I can cry as I crawl because I physically cannot walk with fear.  
Derek

Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.


So where would you recommend to visit in Dusseldorf?


Sadly, very few. The last time I was there, for any length of time, I was 15 years old, 43 years ago. I don't think that the Rhien Towers was there then. I asked if there was a restaurant at the top because Cologne has a similar tower that has a rotating restaurant at the top. My grandmother moved there from Dusseldorf. Why I do not know as they are sworn enemies. Hey, but try walking around the Old Town (Altstadt), if you have money to spend then Konigsallee. Dusseldorf is known for fads and fashions. If you like peace and quite then the Wildpark is the place for you. Look out for the cartwheeling kids though.
Lexilogio

Ralph2 wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.


So where would you recommend to visit in Dusseldorf?


Sadly, very few. The last time I was there, for any length of time, I was 15 years old, 43 years ago. I don't think that the Rhien Towers was there then. I asked if there was a restaurant at the top because Cologne has a similar tower that has a rotating restaurant at the top. My grandmother moved there from Dusseldorf. Why I do not know as they are sworn enemies. Hey, but try walking around the Old Town (Altstadt), if you have money to spend then Konigsallee. Dusseldorf is known for fads and fashions. If you like peace and quite then the Wildpark is the place for you. Look out for the cartwheeling kids though.


So how come your parent came to the Uk?
Derek

Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.


So where would you recommend to visit in Dusseldorf?


Sadly, very few. The last time I was there, for any length of time, I was 15 years old, 43 years ago. I don't think that the Rhien Towers was there then. I asked if there was a restaurant at the top because Cologne has a similar tower that has a rotating restaurant at the top. My grandmother moved there from Dusseldorf. Why I do not know as they are sworn enemies. Hey, but try walking around the Old Town (Altstadt), if you have money to spend then Konigsallee. Dusseldorf is known for fads and fashions. If you like peace and quite then the Wildpark is the place for you. Look out for the cartwheeling kids though.


So how come your parent came to the Uk?


Very Good Question. In the event that you might be interested. My dad was in the RAF during the war and was stationed in Wuppertal where he meet my mother, who was German. They ended up doing things that maybe they shouldn't have and ended up with my eldest brother. My dad, being a gentleman, who couldn't keep it in his trousers, brought her back to England where all the fun began. He effectively brought home the enemy, the Nazi, as they all called her, and we were the children of the Nazi. That was my dads families attitude to us as well. Even worse was we were the sons of the people who thrashed the Germans in the war whilst we were in Germany. Hence, good question, how come my parent came to England at such a precarious time in history. The positive was that we did not know about the discrimination until we were adults. I  think that the reaction was predictable and could never understand their naivety. Love, I guess.
Lexilogio

Ralph2 wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.


So where would you recommend to visit in Dusseldorf?


Sadly, very few. The last time I was there, for any length of time, I was 15 years old, 43 years ago. I don't think that the Rhien Towers was there then. I asked if there was a restaurant at the top because Cologne has a similar tower that has a rotating restaurant at the top. My grandmother moved there from Dusseldorf. Why I do not know as they are sworn enemies. Hey, but try walking around the Old Town (Altstadt), if you have money to spend then Konigsallee. Dusseldorf is known for fads and fashions. If you like peace and quite then the Wildpark is the place for you. Look out for the cartwheeling kids though.


So how come your parent came to the Uk?


Very Good Question. In the event that you might be interested. My dad was in the RAF during the war and was stationed in Wuppertal where he meet my mother, who was German. They ended up doing thing that maybe they shouldn't have and ended up with my eldest brother. My dad, being a gentleman, who couldn't keep it in his trousers, brought her back to England where all the fun began. He effectively brought home the enemy, the Nazi, as they all called her, and we were the children of the Nazi. That was my dads families attitude to us as well. Even worse was we were the sons of the people who thrashed the Germans in the war whilst we were in Germany. Hence, good question, how come my parent came to England at such a precarious time in history. The positive was that we did not know about the discrimination until we were adults.


That must have been difficult for them.
Derek

Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
Ralph2 wrote:
Interesting fact

My Grandmothers (Oma's) maiden name is Dusseldorf. Her entire family tree is based in Dusseldorf. I have been there many times as a Child. Is there a restaurant at the top of the Rhein tower? Hey, but it is me. You are probably not interested.


So where would you recommend to visit in Dusseldorf?


Sadly, very few. The last time I was there, for any length of time, I was 15 years old, 43 years ago. I don't think that the Rhien Towers was there then. I asked if there was a restaurant at the top because Cologne has a similar tower that has a rotating restaurant at the top. My grandmother moved there from Dusseldorf. Why I do not know as they are sworn enemies. Hey, but try walking around the Old Town (Altstadt), if you have money to spend then Konigsallee. Dusseldorf is known for fads and fashions. If you like peace and quite then the Wildpark is the place for you. Look out for the cartwheeling kids though.


So how come your parent came to the Uk?


Very Good Question. In the event that you might be interested. My dad was in the RAF during the war and was stationed in Wuppertal where he meet my mother, who was German. They ended up doing thing that maybe they shouldn't have and ended up with my eldest brother. My dad, being a gentleman, who couldn't keep it in his trousers, brought her back to England where all the fun began. He effectively brought home the enemy, the Nazi, as they all called her, and we were the children of the Nazi. That was my dads families attitude to us as well. Even worse was we were the sons of the people who thrashed the Germans in the war whilst we were in Germany. Hence, good question, how come my parent came to England at such a precarious time in history. The positive was that we did not know about the discrimination until we were adults.


That must have been difficult for them.


I agree, however, don't you think that they were a little irresponsible considering that we had just been at war with them and then my dad brings my mum into such a hostile environment. I still have a problem with it. We protect our children, don't we. We don't put them in harms way. Sad thing is that they both died very young so we could never ask why.
Lexilogio

No, I don't think they were irresponsible. Love is so rare and so precious, that I don't think it should be tossed aside for society or duty.

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