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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Why Dusseldorf is an Increasingly Popular Destination for Ex-Pats

Panoramic view of Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf has many perks that its inhabitants enjoy. So, whether you are an ex-pat looking for a new corner of the world to call home or you’re a German native looking for a new city, there are several reasons why you should consider Dusseldorf. Read on to find out more.

The Standard of Living

According to a recent Mercer survey, Dusseldorf has the 6th highest standard of living in the world, which means that it is ranked higher than many other more high profile cities. This due to several reasons but most notably health, education, crime rates and housing. Also, the cost of living is lower than in other European cities too.


The city has impressive transport links both internally and beyond to other neighbouring cities. There are buses, trams, metros, and commuter trains. Prices vary depending on the mode of travel and distance travelled, although there are deals and offers that can help commuters save. The city is also extremely bike-friendly, with many citizens choosing that as their preferred mode of transport.

Diverse Neighbourhoods

Lush canal neighborhoods at Dusseldorf, Germany

The city is divided into ten districts which consist of various neighbourhoods, although each one is uniquely charming. For families, there is D├╝sseltal or Flingern for foodies, Oberkassel is largely for the upper classes, and Bilk appeals to the younger crowd. There are many options when renting in Dusseldorf so you’d certainly be able to find something that fits your budget.


Dusseldorf is famed for its leisure options. From restaurants to clubs and bars, the nightlife scene is thriving. The Old Town is a popular nightlife destination for many, and it is even home to the longest bar in the world, which is comprised of more than 300 bars, many with adjoining doors. As a result, the weekends are a blur, young and old, from quiet drinks to lively hen parties.


Dusseldorf is home to 26 museums and over 100 galleries. You can see art from a number of amazing and influential artists such as Matisse, Picasso, and Warhol. If you are a big fan of art, as many citizens of Dusseldorf are, then consider investing in an art card which you can get online or from the tourism office. There is also some impressive post-modern architecture to marvel at, the most notable being by Frank Gehry. Dusseldorf has some truly outstanding cultural contributions on offer.


Sunset colors at Dusseldorf, Germany

Firstly, Dusseldorf has enjoyed a reputation as the fashion capital of Germany for many years, so it has become a paradise for shoppers. As a result, there are a plethora of options to suit all budgets and preferences.

Dusseldorf also has plenty of choices for sports fans such as football, ice hockey and basketball. The Merkur Spiel-Arena is home to many of these sporting events as well as others throughout the year.

In Conclusion

After reading the above, is it any wonder that Dusseldorf is a popular choice for ex-pats? Dusseldorf represents a lifestyle upgrade for many of its citizens. However, there are many other advantages to relocating to this city; if you are considering your options, it is worth doing your research before deciding, as relocating is a tremendous upheaval, but it is worth it.

Note: The photographs in this article are courtesy of wikipedia.org and have been borrowed under the Creative Commons license. Each photograph has been linked to its host page on wikipedia.org.

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