It was first mentioned in history in 1135.
Today, Dusseldorf is known as a Europeon capitol for business and finance, as well as for its art and music scene and for its large number of Japanese inhabitants.
People Born in Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf in People's Lives
Heike Makatsch: I was born here in 1971, the daughter of a German national ice hockey player. I grew up here and attended univeristy here, where I studied politics and sociology for a year. I also worked as an apprentice dressmaker in this city after leaving college, and began to look into TV journalism.
Viktoria Tolstoy: I performed a concert here in 2014, at the Theater an Der Ko, with Jacob Karlzon.
William Penn: I visited here in 1678, while on a missionary voyage with a group of other Quakers.