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Duesseldorf, panoramic view over the city district Hammer and the railway bridge in direction of Cologne city.
In the native language of the webcam owner
Düsseldorf, Blick über den Ortsteil Hammer und der Eisenbahnbrücke Richtung Köln.
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the economic centres of Germany. Düsseldorf is located on the River Rhine and in the densely populated Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area, with more than 10 million inhabitants. The city is famous for its carnival and events, also for fashion and trade fairs, like the Boot Messe (world leader in boats and watersports) and Igedo (world leader in fashion). Every July more than 4.5 million people visit the Große Düsseldorfer Kirmes fair. History: When the Roman Empire was strengthening its position throughout Europe, a few Germanic tribes clung on to their marshy territory off the eastern banks of the Rhine River. In the 7th and 8th centuries, the odd farming or fishing settlement could be found at the point where the small river Düssel flows into the Rhine. It was from such settlements that the city of Düsseldorf grew. The first written mention of the town of Düsseldorf dates back to 1135 (then ... Read more about Düsseldorf on Wikipedia