Capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, a port at the confluence of the Rhine and Düssel rivers.
The city is an important manufacturing, financial, and transportation center and is the seat of several major corporate headquarters. Dusseldorf has a university (1965).
Products include automobiles, metal goods, machinery, chemicals, textiles, clothing, and printed materials. mannesmann.de - escada.com
Düsseldorf developed as a major center of the Ruhr industrial district after 1870.
One of the most elegant cities in Germany in 2000. Population (1990 estimate) 575,100. Photography: herbrich.com - Public relations: gcieurope.com
Among Düsseldorf's many cultural facilities are:
- the Art Collection, with fine displays of 20th-century painting, including the largest collection of works by Klee in Germany, and works by Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Braque, Piet Mondrian, and Marc Chagall, among others;
- the Hetjens Museum, with a large collection of ceramics covering 8000 years of pottery;
- a museum devoted to the life and work of the writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe;
Düsseldorf hosts numerous industrial and trade shows. messe-duesseldorf.de - city guide - duesseldorf.com
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Celebrities: The poet Heinrich Heine spent his youth in Düsseldorf. The city's Heinrich Heine Institute is devoted to research on his life and work.
Composer Robert Schumann was conductor of the city orchestra from 1850 to 1854; he and his wife, pianist Clara Schumann, are buried in the city.
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