Introducing Düsseldorf

Dynamic and focused, Düsseldorf is a major player—culturally, economically, and intellectually. As Germany’s richest city, and the second largest financial center in Germany (Frankfurt takes top spot), many multinational corporations have made Düsseldorf their home. Host to some of the world’s largest conferences and trade fairs, the city draws the crème de la crème of global business. For all its master-of-the-universe powers, Düsseldorf remains an approachable place where old traditions die hard.

While the left bank is the domain of ambitious businessmen, innovative architects, and commercial giants, the city’s heart and soul is the Aldstadt (Old Town), dominated by the twisted spires of the St. Lambertus Basilica. Where the city walls once stood, the Königsallee (known as the ‘Ko’) is the refuge of designer brands like Chanel and Armani—Düsseldorf’s vanguard fashion industry draws talented young designers from across Europe. The heavyweights of modern architecture have left their mark in the Medien-Hafen, including three buildings designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry (at Neuer Zollhof 1-3).

It seems only right that a city which gave Europe the longest bar—the Bolkerstrasse—has the passion to fully realize its potential. When it comes to food and drink, Düsseldorfers can really dig deep. At the last count, there were close to 600 clubs in the city, right in the heart of the city’s cobblestone center. From high concept restaurants serving gourmet fusion cuisine to traditional beer halls serving schnitzel and sausage, the city’s culinary repertoire is vast. In summertime, there’s a southern Mediterranean feel to the revitalized harbor district with its thriving café society, outdoor bars, and art house galleries.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Dusseldorf:

  • Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
    • Monchengladbach Airport (MGL)
    • Essen Hulheim Airport (ESS)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Düsseldorf region include:

  • Citation Excel (super light)
  • Learjet 45 XR (super light)
  • Citation CJ3 (light)
  • Learjet 31ER 400A (light)
  • Learjet 60 XR (midsize)
  • Citation III (midsize)
  • Gulfstream G200 (super midsize)
  • Citation Sovereign (super midsize)

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.