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Weekend Getaway: The Perfect Nature Escape to Monschau, Germany

By on June 29th, 2017

If you’re up for beautiful hikes, exploring castles and walking along cobblestone streets as if you landed yourself into some German fairytale… Monschau will be your perfect weekend escape.

Monschau, Germany is located in North Rhine-Westphalia in the hills of Northern Eifel. The little town…


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Weekend Getaway: Take a Step Back in Time in Bonn, Germany

By on May 18th, 2017

Bonn’s reputation preceded it, but we were not disappointed with the former capital of Western Germany that combines many different elements into one city.

There is plenty of history in the city, and at times I definitely felt like I was in a typical European…

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Weekend Getaway: The Charming City of Aachen

By on April 12th, 2017

Aachen is the perfect weekend trip – not too far away from Düsseldorf and filled with history, culture and spa potential – we were sold. Close to the border of Holland and Belgium and approximately 1 hour by car from Düsseldorf (90 km), it is also accessible by train…


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Weekend Getaway: Celebrate Spring in Katwijk, Netherlands

By on February 20th, 2017

Looking for a weekend getaway where you can embrace the season of tulips, fresh air, and bike rides? A couple nights in Katwijk, Netherlands is the perfect Spring getaway.The weather is starting to warm up and the flowers are almost ready to bloom! Although there are plenty of things…

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Weekend Getaway: Winter Wonderland Adventures in Sauerland

By on January 10th, 2017

Let’s not kid ourselves, Düsseldorf is certainly a more magical place in the summer. When it comes to winter, we get a serious lack of snow. Thank goodness Sauerland is only a 2-hour drive away. 

Sauerland is the most south-eastern stretch of North Rhine-Westphalia and due to its hilly countryside,…

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Tour de France Grand Départ Düsseldorf 2017
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Der Grand Départ des bekanntesten Radrennens der Welt wird vom 29. Juni bis 2. Juli 2017 in der nordrhein-westfälischen Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf stattfinden.

Teampräsentation am Donnerstag, 29. Juni 2017
➡ Burgplatz
➡ Eröffnung um 18 Uhr mit der Europa-Hymne
➡ Vorstellung der 22 Teams, die nach dem Auftritt auf der Bühne vom Burgplatz über Marktplatz, Rheinstraße und das Rheinufer zum Johannes-Rau-Platz rollen und sich den Zuschauern zeigen.
➡ mehrere LED-Leinwände und Gastronomie

Lichterfest auf Schloss Benrath am Freitag, 30. Juni 2017
➡ Klassik Open-Air Konzert mit den Düsseldorfer Symphonikern mit Illumination von Schloss und Schlosspark und einem Musikfeuerwerk mit jährlich über 10.000 Zuschauern.
➡ Tickets unter: www.schloss-benrath-lichterfest.de
➡ Im Schloss findet gleichzeitig der offizielle Empfang des Grand Départ Düsseldorf 2017 statt.

1. Etappe am Samstag, 1. Juli 2017
➡ 14 km Einzelzeitfahren
➡ Start 15.15 Uhr (Werbekarawane 13.45 Uhr)
➡ Sechs Eventflächen mit attraktivem Programm und Aktionen
➡ Tour de France 3D-Konzert von Kraftwerk am Ehrenhof (Beginn 19.30 Uhr)

2. Etappe am Sonntag, 2. Juli 2017
➡ Start 12.03 Uhr Burgplatz (Werbekarawane 10.00 Uhr)
➡ Neutralisierte Phase durch Altstadt und Medienhafen
➡ Offizieller Start 12.30 Uhr Fischerstraße
➡ Die Radrofis kommen nach Schleife über Erkrath, Mettmann und Ratingen noch einmal durch Düsseldorf bis sie über Neuss, Mönchengladbach und Aachen weiter Richtung Etappenziel Lüttich fahren.
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