Düsseldorf, Germany Day Two May 2014

Frank Gehry's Neuer Zollhof

Frank Gehry’s Neuer Zollhof

 

For our second day in Düsseldorf, we went for a cruise along the Rhine River. If you do an image search of Düsseldorf, Germany you can’t help but find photos of Frank Gehry’s Neuer Zollhof, comprised of three buildings that curve and lean made of white plaster, stainless steel, and brick, and the Rheinturm, Düsseldorf’s landmark and the world’s largest digital clock. I didn’t want to leave the city without seeing both! Luckily they’re located along the Rhine River and we were able see them on our cruise. After our hour boat ride, we went to one last brewery, Im Füchschen, for altbier and schnitzel. A perfect, relaxing way to end our weekend trip!

 

Breakfast at Poccino, one of the many Italian restaurants in Düsseldorf

Breakfast at Poccino, one of the many Italian restaurants in Düsseldorf

 

Dad with his breakfast buffet

Dad with his first plate from the breakfast buffet

 

Scrambled eggs and bacon for us with excellent espresso drinks!

Scrambled eggs and bacon for us

 

Walking through the Hofgarten on the way to Burgplatz in Altstadt

Walking through the Hofgarten on the way to Burgplatz in Altstadt

 

Mom and Dad in the Hofgarten

Mom and Dad in the Hofgarten

 

Arrived at the Burgplatz

Arrived at the Burgplatz

 

View of the Rheinturm from the Burgplatz

View of the Rheinturm from the Burgplatz

 

Our boat

Our boat

 

Getting on the boat

Welcome on board!

 

View of the Schlossturm and the Lambertus-Basilika, the oldest building in Düsseldorf (with a slightly crooked tower)

View of the Lambertus-Basilika, the oldest building in Düsseldorf (with a slightly crooked tower), and the Schlossturm from the boat

 

Ready for the cruise to begin

Ready for the cruise to begin

 

Enjoying the sunshine while waiting for the cruise to begin

Enjoying the sunshine while waiting for the cruise to begin

 

Altstadt, or Old City

Altstadt, or Old City

 

Mom and Dad with the Rheinturm

Mom and Dad with the Rheinturm

 

Rheinturm

Rheinturm

 

Rheinturm

Rheinturm

 

Rheinturm and Noller Zolhoff

Rheinturm and Neuer Zolhoff

 

Me in front of the Neuer Zollhof

Me in front of Neuer Zollhof

 

More office buildings along the Rhine River

More office buildings along the Rhine River

 

Heading up North

Heading up North

 

Arriving back at Burgplatz

Arriving back at Burgplatz

 

Taking the last photos before the boat docks

Taking the last photos before the boat docks

 

Interesting monument we passed on the way to get lunch

Interesting monument we passed on the way to get lunch

 

Beautiful walk to the brewery

Walking to the brewery

 

Lunch at Im Füchschen

Lunch at Im Füchschen

 

Barrels of altbier

Barrels of altbier

 

"Füch" is German for "fox"

“Füchs” is German for “fox”

 

Can't go to a microbrewery and without trying the beer!

Can’t go to a microbrewery and without trying the beer!

 

Deciding what to order

Deciding what to order

 

Very serious decision!

Very serious decision!

 

“Schnitzel Wiener Art” (pork meat) with cranberries, fried potatoes and salad

“Schnitzel Wiener Art” (pork meat) with cranberries, fried potatoes and salad

 

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2 thoughts on “Düsseldorf, Germany Day Two May 2014

  1. Such a good lunch that day! Lot of photos of dear old dad this time. You must have taken a lot of the pictures. 🙂

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