Sightseeing Düsseldorf: Rhine Promenade Embankment
In the center of Düsseldorf, along the right bank of the Rhine, there is almost two kilometer pedestrian promenade.
Rhine Embankment, or promenade, as it is customary to call it, appeared in this place already at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1902, the first two-level pedestrian zone was opened here, which was destroyed during World War II. However, during the restoration of the city, it was decided to spend one of the main highways of the city along the coast, which existed until the middle of the eighties.
Increased flow of cars turned a highway to the headache of the city. To unload the city from traffic jams, noise and pollution it was decided to open the Rhine Tunnel, and from the roadway the road to re-create a promenade. In 1995, a pedestrian embankment was opened in its modern form.
The architectural project of the Promenade was awarded the first place of the Union of German architects in the category "Registration of public seats" and recognized as the best sample of Germany town planning, and the embankment itself became a favorite place of citizens.
The embankment passes through three central city district: Old Town, Carlstadt and Unterbilk. The promenade overlooks the sights of the city: walking past the Town Hall, the concert hall of Düsseldorf, the Rhine Tower, the preserved baroque buildings or the Burgplatz Square – this is how the inhabitants of the city spend their Sundays.
Every year, the Rhine Embankment becomes the venue of festivals and holidays. For example, Düsseldorf Marathon and Holiday "Japan Day", In July, the Large Rhine Guides are arranged on the embankment, but in the winter it is here that Dusseldorf stage of the World Cup on ski racing is organized here.
Photos of Rhine Promenade
Route: There are several metro stations nearby, including HEINR.-Heine-Allee and Tonhalle / Ehrenhof.