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A visit at the home kitchen of the Italian ‘Chefas’ Monica and Valeria
Lovely places and insider tips on culture, art, design, shopping, party, fashion and events
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Discover the A-list of Düsseldorf ’s stylists and their very personal looks
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ELVIR OMER BEGOVIC
Meet the inspiring Düsseldorfbased sculptor and drawer
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Intro Wow. One year went by so fast and here we are with the second issue of THE DORF · THE MAG. No. 1 has experienced a lot in the last year – it has made many new friends, both in Düsseldorf, as well as internationally. It went on trips all around the globe, was in Japan, at the book fair in Frankfurt and Berlin Travel Festival. We are happy to be part of the urbanana project again this year. Current # news and stories are still published as usual in the online magazine. You can find almost all stories from this print issue on www.thedorf.de – with even more photos, content and tips from the protagonists. With issue No. 2, we would like to show you the colorful and diverse faces of Düsseldorf again. In the address part, our small Düsseldorf guide, some addresses and spots have been added. We have also included a few new categories and, for example, introduce you to the best places to shop for children. Some addresses have been dropped because they no longer
exist. As it happens, the city is in constant change. Same procedure as every year: Our editorial team only presents what it likes and has tried and tested personally. By friends for friends; the selection of recommendations is handpicked and by no means exhaustive. Highlights, insider tips and little treasures, in summary: products, culture, restaurants, style, places, projects, people and experiences, straight out of THE DORF. We see the magazine as a snapshot of contemporary, local culture. We deliberately avoid committing to any style because we love strong contrasts. A bit brash, a bit posh: we believe the fun is in the mix. Everything else would be boring. We are looking forward to meeting you in THE DORF. Online or offline. Enjoy reading THE DORF · THE MAG. Yours, David Holtkamp & Tina Husemann (Founders of T H E
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Paloma Varga Weisz
TEXT KATJA HÜTTE · PHOTOGRAPHY SABRINA WENIGER
sculptor, stroking her short brown hair and a smile flickers across her beautiful, open face. The artist first shapes her models from clay, then from clay into plaster, and finally transfers them to wood.
naked man hangs from the ceiling. His long-limbed, life-sized body is the first thing coming into view, as the heavy studio door opens. The room with high ceilings and the cathedral-like windows is located in a former factory building of the “Duewag” on the edge of the Lierenfeld industrial estate. There is a strong smell of wood in the air. The male nude’s eyes are closed. He is slim, slender and made of limewood. This is the wood from which most of the sculptures of the Düsseldorfer artist Paloma Varga Weisz are made.
A “Beulenmann” (bumpman) is secured in the vice. His body is covered with balloon-like boils. Here the excessive growth of elephantiasis, but also the bumps of the plague provided the inspiration. The “bumpman” seems to have relaxed into his fate. His right hand is placed on his left. His left leg is crossed slightly over the right. Him and his form or rather disfigured form display an inexplicable ease. Beside him on the workbench sits the “mouse-child”. A squatting mouse with the face of a human child, eyes closed. Her mother used to call her “mousechild” when she was little. A term of endearment transformed into art.
The man hangs helplessly — in the ropes, so to speak, on straps. His joints are flexible, like a life-sized puppet on strings. His expression seems forlorn and he has an aura of vulnerability about him. He is literally hanging in the air. And is sentenced to immobility. This hanging man is an example of the incredible precision in the craftsmanship and artistic language of Paloma Varga Weisz.
Ponti (1), the tiger-dachshund, with one green and one blue eye, and Feri (12), one of Paloma Varga Weisz’ two sons, roam through the adjacent living area. His grandfather was also called Feri. Feri Varga Weisz was Hungarian and also an artist. He was already 61 years old when Paloma was born in 1966. Her name is inspired by one of his friends in Paris during the golden era of the
The silence in the wide, well-structured studio space has almost something sacred. Everywhere you look, other beings come to life. Contemplative, introspectively beautiful faces or busts, with open, expressionless or closed eyes, lying, almost sprawling female nudes, in showcases, on boxes or shelves. Or, here and there, just a pair of arms or legs rise in the air.
The silence in the wide, well-structured studio space has almost something sacred.
There are 37 tools lined up on the workbench — from flat carving tools to fine knives. “That’s not all, by far”, says the
twenties — Pablo Picasso. If you wanted to tell Paloma Varga Weisz’ whole life story, it would fill a book. In any case, her father followed her mother from France in the fifties to Neustadt at the Weinstrasse. The fact that Paloma Varga Weisz became an artist is, in her view, a path that was already mapped out. “It’s like children of doctors often also study medicine”, she says with an earnest look on her face. The artistic work was something completely natural in her childhood. Feri Varga, the father’s artist name, spread his paintings across all walls, including those in the rooms of the three children. And they were encouraged to draw and paint, too. “We organised exhibitions and sold the works to our parents. An early preparation for the art market”, says the artist and smiles. Initially though, she wanted to be an actress. After falling asleep over studying the text “Antigone” for an entrance exam, however, she decided: That’s not for me! “I then became my father’s apprentice”, says Varga Weisz. But her portfolios were rejected by all art academies. What followed was a formative period between occupied houses and the beautiful landscape of her surroundings, with her boyfriend at the time and people of all professions: “The full hippie programme. There were no pubs. We met, made big bonfires and had great parties.” And then a friend raved about a school in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a “rock solid” education for carpenters and wood sculptors — with only five admitted at a time. Paloma Varga Weisz passed the
“We organised exhibitions and sold the works to our parents. An early preparation for the art market.” entrance exam immediately. The lessons included life drawing, drawing, molding, carving. “In this incredibly beautiful environment”, recalls the sculptor. “The only town on the edge of the Alps. Mountains of 3000 metre right outside the door. This time grounded me and connected me to the material.” It was a “school of seeing” for her. When she finally came to Düsseldorf ’s academy of fine arts in 1990, the professors of the orientation classes said to her: “At first, you have to forget everything!” She should free herself of woodcarving and look for her own topics. “That was confusing for years”, she says, seemingly still amazed of how she returned to woodcarving in the end. From Tony Cragg she changed over to Gerhard Merz. At that time she carved her legendary meerkat for an end of year exhibition. Its human-like behaviour fascinated her. The same goes for her stag. She had read about the peculiar posture of the animal standing on its hind legs in the papers. On school trips with Gerhard Merz to Florence and Siena she discovered the renaissance period — especially Piero della Francesca. “I was actually more fascinated by the paintings.” But sculptures also influenced
Paloma Varga Weisz. She mentions the reclining Christ of Holbein. One of her reclining female nudes is inspired by Cranach. All these works provided a source for her own language. From then on, the artist’s aim was “to get to the present moment, to find a contemporary language” in which the medieval works echo, but which, moreover, gives way to a truly personal and original voice. “Carving out a career in art in Germany is not that easy”, she says, looking thoughtful again. There isn’t an obvious reason for it. But one thing is certain: Immediately after she finished her studies in 1998, Paloma Varga Weisz had her first solo exhibition in the now defunct Galerie Bochynek in Düsseldorf. Today she is represented by Konrad Fischer Galerie. Her art has won several awards. She has a presence on the international stage,
including as a participant at the Venice Biennale and is represented in New York by Barbara Gladstone, among others. The most successful collaboration to date is with the Londoner gallerist Sadie Coles. The next show is scheduled for June 2018. Then the artist tells a little anecdote. While still a student at Düsseldorf ’s Art Academy in 1996, she participated with two small sculptures in a group exhibition in Stockholm — a co-operation between the Rhineland and the Swedish capital. Paloma Varga Weisz positioned one lying and one standing nude in a couple of available niches in Stockholm’s house of culture. Then disaster struck: Just before the opening one of the two figures was stolen — the standing female nude. It caused a big upset. “After all, Queen Silvia of Sweden was conducting the opening ceremony”, recalls Varga Weisz. An ad appeared in the newspapers pleading with the thief that if he hands in the work at the reception, he would not be punished. But nothing happened. Interpol got involved and Paloma Varga Weisz found out her work was included on the list of missing works of art and was listed directly behind Vincent Van Gogh. She was intrigued by that. What she wasn’t impressed by was having to stay silent about the theft during the opening in order not to disturb the proceedings. A strict protocol was followed, all around
“Carving out a career in art in Germany is not that easy.”
the Queen’s appearance and many other official guests. “Queen Silvia was kindly chatting with me in German and I stood there in front of her with a tied tongue.” Back at home in Düsseldorf, the anger flared up again. Without further ado she wrote a letter to Queen Silvia and added a picture of the stolen sculpture. She was sorry that the Queen had unfortunately missed the wonderful work, because it had previously been stolen and she was not allowed to mention anything. However, she would give her the opportunity to see it now by providing her with picture of it. Today, Paloma Varga Weisz laughs about the audacity of her younger self. Shortly thereafter she received a letter from the Queen. “She apologised for her country and gave me a check for double the amount of the insurance for this work.” About two thousand Deutschmark. An insurance value Paloma Varga Weisz can only smile about today. “But the story is so beautiful, it’s almost worth that the sculpture was stolen”, says Paloma Varga Weisz, laughing. In February she was invited to a group show in Stockholm again. Nothing was stolen this time. But she discovered a perfume entitled “1996” instead (the year of the first group exhibition). An artist friend gave it to her after she told him the 1996 anecdote. The standing female nude is still missing today.
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Alice Eikelpoth ‘please excuse my many spelling mistakes in the interview, the keyboard of my laptop is broken and i can’t use capital letters nor question or exclamation marks, haha … sorry’, writes Alice Eikelpoth when sending her questionnaire back. An endearing statement, particularly at a time when things — and often people — are immediately written off or replaced when making the smallest mistakes. Today everything and everybody has to function perfectly. Artists are one of the few exceptions, they enjoy a certain creative freedom. That is why we kept the spelling in lower case — Alice’s words don’t lose their impact by that. On the contrary. Alice Eikelpoth was born in 1982 into a family of artists. Her father, Dieter Eikelpoth, photographed many international celebrities and was a highly-regarded fixture in Düsseldorf. Her brother Robert, who took her portrait, also chose a career as photographer. Alice went her own way artistically and studied Fine Art Painting in Brighton. Her collages often have photographs as a starting point and develop from there.
How would you describe your art?
my art comes from within. in my works, i can express experiences and feelings that i can’t explain with words. i would describe the exterior of my works as colourful, wild and messy.
You come from a family of arists. Was choosing a different career path ever an option for you?
no. my brother and i had a crazy childhood. my parents travelled extensively and almost always took us along. we were always on the move and experienced our father’s job first hand. it was very exciting but somehow normal for us, we didn’t know any different. this time has certainly had a big influence on me and i knew early on that i would definitely not end up in an office. however, i also knew i didn’t want to be a photographer.
How did you arrive at your particular painting/ collage technique?
it certainly was my way to rebel against from what i knew growing up. since everybody in my f amily was or is a photographer – father, mother, grandfather and my brother – i had to find my own language and medium. during my fine art studies in england, a tutor once said to me: ‘you gotta murder your darlings to find your own language’. with that, he wanted to tell me i should distance myself and find myself, my own way of expression. so i started to de-construct and destroy the images that were very familiar to me. i had discovered the combination of painting and collage technique.
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Where do you find inspiration?
i find inspiration in almost everything, it doesn’t have to be something special, sometimes it simply happens by starting to work on something, without too much thought. new things often develop from there. i don’t like to work with too much planning or preparation.
What is beauty? Should/could art be beautiful?
art absolutely does not have to be beautiful. i would never describe my art as beautiful.
Was it ever an option for you to leave Düsseldorf? Why did you stay?
i lived half of my life in london. it was always my father’s dream to live abroad. so when i was 12 years old, we moved from düsseldorf to london. i went to school there and later studied fine art at the university of arts in london. i only came back to düsseldorf with my husband a few years ago … london is too expensive. we are happy here now with our little family and my studio. at the moment it doesn’t look like we would leave düsseldorf any time soon, but who knows …
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NAME ALICE EIKELPOTH AGE 35 JOB ARTIST PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION MASTER OF FINE ARTS ALICEEIKELPOTH.COM
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Düsseldorf is renown as one of Europe’s art capitals. Joseph Beuys, Andreas Gursky or Jörg Immendorff and so on — they all are symbolic for Düsseldorf ’s art scene that continues to influence and inspire the international art world with its impressive output. Therefore, it is hardly surprising to find an accumulation of the country’s best museums here. No less noteworthy are all the galleries and art spaces, spread across town, that offer their own art approach. MUSEUMS AKADEMIE-GALERIE – DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG
Burgplatz 1 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt kunstakademie-duesseldorf.de/ galerie
Grabbeplatz 4 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt kunsthalle-düsseldorf.de
Raketenstation Hombroich 1 41472 Neuss ∙ Holzheim langenfoundation.de MAHN- UND GEDENKSTÄTTE DÜSSELDORF
Grabbeplatz 5 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt kunstsammlung.de K21 IM STÄNDEHAUS
Ständehausstraße 1 40217 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk kunstsammlung.de KIT – KUNST IM TUNNEL
Mannesmannufer 1 b 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt kunst-im-tunnel.de
Berger Allee 2 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt duesseldorf.de/stadtmuseum STIFTUNG SCHLOSS UND PARK BENRATH
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Ehrenhof 4-5 40479 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort smkp.de
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Benrather Schloßallee 100-106 40597 Düsseldorf ∙ Benrath schloss-benrath.de
Schulstraße 4 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt duesseldorf.de/filmmuseum
Ehrenhof 2 40479 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort nrw-forum.de
Mühlenstraße 29 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt gedenk-dus.de
Minkel 2 41472 Neuss ∙ Holzheim inselhombroich.de
Jägerhofstraße 1 40479 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort duesseldorf.de/theatermuseum
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Kennedydamm 1 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Golzheim achenbachhagemeier.com ANTICHAMBRE In the basement of Hotel Friends
Worringer Straße 94-96 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte facebook.com/ antichambre9496 BECK & EGGELING Bilker Straße 5 & 4-6 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt beck-eggeling.de BETONBOX
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Flurstraße 57 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern cosarhmt.com
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Münsterstraße 156 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf erinnerungsort-duesseldorf.de
Worringer Straße 57 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte maxmayer.net
Poststraße 3 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt galerie-claramariasels.de
Kaistraße 10 40221 Düsseldorf ∙ Hafen kaistrasse10.de KÜNSTLERHAUS GALERIE AM MEER
Worringer Straße 57 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte facebook.com/galerieammeer
Birkenstraße 47 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern filmwerkstatt-duesseldorf.de KONRAD FISCHER GALERIE Platanenstraße 7 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern konradfischergalerie.de FONIS GALERIE
Lindenstraße 90 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern fonis-galerie.de GALERIE 1900
Ellerstraße 155 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk weare1900.com GALERIE ANETTE MÜLLER
Königsallee 27-31 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte Hohe Straße 53 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt setareh-gallery.com
Rheinort 2 (Alter Hafen) 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Hafen galerie-anettemueller.de
GEUER & GEUER ART GMBH
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 19 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt geuer-geuer-art.de
GALERIE CONRADS Lindenstraße 167 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern galerieconrads.de
Heyestraße 194 40625 Düsseldorf ∙ Gerresheim kulturbahnhof-gerresheim.de
Erkrather Straße 6 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte punktkommastrich.eu
KUNST & DENKER CONTEMPORARY
Florastraße 75 40217 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk kunstunddenker.com KUNSTVEREIN WP8
Kölner Straße 73 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte wp8.org LINN LÜHN
Birkenstraße 43 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern linnluehn.com NINA SAGT
Stresemannstraße 39 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte ninasagt.de PRETTY PORTAL
Brunnenstraße 12 40223 Düsseldorf ∙ Bilk prettyportal.de
PETRA RINCK GALERIE
Birkenstraße 45 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern petrarinckgalerie.de FELIX RINGEL
Eiskellerberg 1 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt felixringel.com PRODUZENTENGALERIE PLAN D
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Poststraße 2 + 3 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt sieshoeke.com
Dorotheenstraße 59 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern galerie-plan-d.de SAMMLUNG PHILARA
Birkenstraße 47 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern philara.de SCHÖNEWALD Lindenstraße 182 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern schoenewaldfinearts.de
JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION
Schanzenstraße 54 40549 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberkassel julia-stoschek-collection.net
STUDIO FOR ARTISTIC RESEARCH
Ackerstraße 33 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte studioforartisticresearch.com TAKE A BUTCHER’S GALLERY
Hoffeldstraße 42 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern takeabutchers.gallery TÖCHTER & SÖHNE
Reisholzer Werftstraße 73 40589 Düsseldorf ∙ Holthausen toechter-soehne.de TZR GALERIE KAI BRÜCKNER
Poststraße 3 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt tzrgalerie.de VAN HORN
Ackerstraße 99 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern van-horn.net WERKSTATT WERKSTATT Atelier
Jahnstraße 5 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt werkstattwerkstatt.de
POLYPHON Artistic Positions from the Viehof Collection April 15 – August 19, 2018
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RAKETENSTATION HOMBROICH 1, 41472 NEUSS, WWW.LANGENFOUNDATION.DE
ART EVENTS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS JANUARY
NEW YEAR’S ART AUCTION At the town hall FEBRUARY
DUESSELDORF PHOTO WEEKEND
DÜSSELDORF PHOTO FESTIVAL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
RUNDGANG / GRADUATE SHOW at Kunstakademie/art academy
kunstakademie-duesseldorf.de FEBRUARY / MARCH
DIE GROSSE ART EXHIBITION
MARCH / APRIL
DÜSSELDORFER NACHT DER MUSEEN / MUSEUMS NIGHT
JUNGE NACHT / YOUNG NIGHT at Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast
HEARTWORK CHARITY ART AUCTION
ASPHALT FESTIVAL — SUMMER FESTIVAL OF ARTS
FALL DC-OPEN GALLERIES WEEKEND
KUNSTPUNKTE / ARTISTS OPEN THEIR STUDIOS
ART DÜSSELDORF ART FAIR
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THE TEMPORARY ART GALLERY
Raqs Media Collective 21. 4. — 12. 8. 2018
Anni Albers, Europe, 1930–33, photograph by Josef Albers. © 2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018; Raqs Media Collective, Untold Intimacy of Digits, 2011 ©Raqs Media Collective, 2018
Anni Albers 9. 6. — 9. 9. 2018
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MIMI E ROSA
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Duisburg’s “trendy neighbourhood”, the Dell Quarter
to A mobile guide 200+ places of pop culture Launching at 29th August 2018 Music Tourism gne Convention Colo
Pub and meeting point for fans of the theatre falstaff-oberhausen.de
9 Aug — 23 Sep 2018 ruhrtriennale.de
FOOD & DRINKS
Restaurant and art café gdanska.de
Cava, cerveza and tapas badalonabar.de GOLDKANTE
Bar and platform for music and art goldkante.org
BERGMANN BIER KIOSK
Beer brewed according to the old recipe of miners harte-arbeit-ehrlicher-lohn.de
Small but excellent restaurant five-bochum.de
GABI DELGADO, DAF
Legendary “currywurst” dieechte.de TRINKHALLE
Beer and vinyl in the Kortländer quarter ESSEN
LE CHAT NOIR
Wine bar and bistro at the Rüttenscheider le-chat-noir.de
The sound of #urbanana spreads rhythmically across the Autobahn, blows up the asphalt in Krautrock-style and celebrates newcomers in postindustrial giants. Seventy years of music shaping #urbanana cities range from CAN to Mouse on Mars, from Kraftwerk to Hauschka; as well as from Philipp Boa to Kreator and from Mayday to c/o Pop and Open Source Festival. And who knows, maybe the next generation of icons will be rocking the stage next Saturday.
At night, we can feel the thumping bass in our stomachs and during the day we follow the aura UMSCHLAGPLATZ of places and people: Get ready for some musical Container bar surprises in the urban jungle of #urbanana and with in beer garden discover new tales of pop history Düsseldorf, Cologne and the Ruhr area on site. harbour atright Dortmund’s Sound of #urbanana: A voyage through pop facebook.com/umschlagplatz6 history and present-day pop of the West.
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Get into the car at the weekend, leave Düsseldorf ’s city limits behind and drive to the neighbouring region of the RUHR AREA to enjoy a bit of cultural diversity. ‘Ab in den Pott’ as the locals would say. It is a region that made history due to its heavy industrial manufacturing past. Even though the collieries were closed long ago, the Ruhrgebiet remains acutely alive due to its extremely high population density. So it comes as no surprise that it has emerged as one of Europe‘s most diverse and rich cultural areas, with Essen, representing the Ruhrgebiet, being declared City of Culture alongside Istanbul in 2010. Theatres, museums, galleries, festivals — visitors are simply spoilt for choice. Here is our list of the best to come for the season 2018/2019: RUHR KUNST MUSEEN Let’s start with the city of Dortmund and its landmark, the ‘DORTMUNDER U Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität’ (‘Centre for Art & Creativity’), situated right in the heart of North RhineWestphalia. Part of it is the Museum Ostwall, where you can explore the exhibition ‘SchichtWechsel’ (‘Shift changeOver’) from May to August 2018, a creative and artistic exploration of the topic ‘Coal and Mining’. How has the cultural and artistic landscape been influenced by the industrial restructuring of the area? A visit will give answers and fuel your curiosity.
Essen’s FOLKWANG MUSEUM is one of the best known museums of art, including classic Modern Art and photography post 1945. From September to January you will be able to experience works informed by the New
Sobriety movement. The exhibition ‘Unheimlich real’ (‘Incredibly realistic’) deals with the magic realism in paintings that came out of Italy in the 1920s. This is the place to discuss art, culture and life. It’s a promise! LUDWIG GALERIE SCHLOSS OBERHAUSEN is a popular gallery, with emphasis on showing work related to photography, comics and cartoons. From June to September 2018 you can visit an exhibition dedicated to Rolf Kauka and his cult fox-characters Fix and Foxi. Immerse yourself in the world of the German Walt Disney, whose work influenced and shaped the development of comics in the German-speaking world. RUHR BÜHNEN Schauspielhaus Bochum is the biggest playhouse in the Ruhr area which is no less than 100 years old. The productions are known for their artistic diversity, favouring socio-political topics and are famous for bringing highly respected performers to the stage. In November Sandra Hüller, best known through the movie Toni Erdmann, will be on stage as the Amazonian queen Penthesilea in Johan Simons’ new production of Heinrich von Kleist’s classic. DEUTSCHE OPER AM RHEIN (with its OPERA
HOUSE in Düsseldorf and THEATER DUIS
BURG) is one of Europe’s most influential classical ballet houses. THEATER DUISBURG will be showing one of the best known ballet classics ever, Swan Lake. Martin Schläpfer’s version will be performed later in the year by one of the countries leading ballet companies, crowned Best Dance Company by the magazine ‘tanz’.
Our last stop is Essen, home of the UNESCO world heritage site ZECHE ZOLLVEREIN. The artists’ centre PACT ZOLLVEREIN has emerged as the new stage for fresh new and international productions of dance and performance art. November 2018 will see the wonderful Meg Stuart, who recently received the lifetime award ‘The Golden Lion’ at the Biennale di Venezia, with her work ‘Celestial Sorrow’.
Kölner Straße — Around the world in two hours
TEXT THERESA NAOMI HUND · PHOTOGRAPHY SABRINA WENIGER · PRODUCTION DAVID HOLTKAMP
DISTANCE 2.6 KM FOOD & DRINK MORE THAN 30 SPOTS HOUSE NUMBERS 1 — 381 AGE 150 YEARS SHOPS MORE THAN 100 RETAILERS
berbilk’s heart beats along the Kölner Straße. Starting at Pempelforter Straße, crossing Worringer Platz, past Oberbilker Markt and all the way to Oberbilker Allee — there it is: a road, 2.6 km long, the centre of this vibrant area, which constantly supplies Düsseldorf with new ideas, open minded people and – last but not least – a rich array of products. Although until now largely ignored by the the city‘s organised tourism, this area has everything it takes to make it the city’s ‘hot spot’. So it is about time to have a closer look at this part of the ‘real’ Düsseldorf. Walking down Kölner Straße there are only a few signs indicating that it used to look quite different around here … Oberbilk was central Düsseldorf ’s first working class area, defined by its local industry. It was here where fortune hunters and day labourers were drawn to in their quest to find work. However, searching today you will find quite a different sort of treasure: over 100 retailers take you on a journey to explore a huge variety of cultures and their particular specialties. Morocco, Turkey, the Lebanon, Africa, Iran and India are just a few of this journey’s stopovers waiting to be discovered. Apart from cultural diversity Kölner Straße offers an impressive product portfolio: a hairdresser next to a delicatessen, a translation agency next to an artists’ association, a long established draper’s opposite a Persian pastry shop … you can find anything here — or at least almost anything. It is precisely this international atmosphere which gives this road its inimitable and unique character. Anyone strolling past the 381 houses of Kölner Straße is indeed journeying around the world. Our photographer Sabrina Weniger has captured the faces and shops of this historically important and multicultural neighbourhood, illustrating the allure of its diversity.
Editor’s choice on Kölner Straße FOOD
EXPRESS MARKET 24 Fruit and vegetables, grocery and butcher shop
KÜNSTLERVEREIN WP8 Art club and pub
IMBISS BEIRUT Lebanese food truck
Oberbilker Markt 1 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk imbissbeirut.de KONDITOREI RADIN Persian bakery
Kölner Straße entrance Karl-Anton Straße 35 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte MARNY’S & ALEX.T. CAFE Vegetarian and vegan café
Ellerstraße 219 / corner Kölner Straße 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk marnysgruenzeug.de
Kölner Straße 73 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte wp8.org PUB FRANKS BILLARD CAFÉ Old school billard café
Kölner Straße 40 a 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte SHOPS DER TERRARISTIKLADEN Reptiles, food and terrariums
Kölner Straße 149 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk terraristikladen.de INTERDANCE Specialty shop for ballet dance and dancing
PIZZERIA BELLA MIA Tiny, but very nice place for tasty pizza and delicious pasta
Kölner Straße 9 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte
ROLL INN Turkish restaurant serving “Hatay Rolls”
Kölner Straße 286 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk schaefer-inneneinrichtung.de
Kölner Straße 43 a 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte
Kölner Straße 238 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk roll-inn.de SANNIN Lebanese restaurant – THE DORF favourite!
Kölner Straße 61 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte
SCHÄFER INNENEINRICHTUNG Furniture, interior and art since 1902
SPECIAL HIFI Hi-fi, record and vinyl shop plus repair shop for old hi-fi systems
Kölner Straße 13 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte special-hifi.de
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La Cucina di Casa TEXT BARBARA RUSS · PHOTOGRAPHY MELANIE ZANIN
We meet Monica Riboni and Valeria D’Amico on a Wednesday morning in Düsseldorf-Düsseltal at Monica’s apartment. The two Italian ladies moved from Milan to Düsseldorf with about 30 other families when their husbands’ company was relocated there. Since last year, the two women teach Italian cooking classes and can be booked as ‘Chef-at-Home’. Together with their guests they then cook Italian specialties ‘A la Nonna’ — grandma style. The two young mothers attended German classes and speak with a delightful Italian accent while busying themselves in the kitchen and serving coffee in small, wonderfully kitschy cups. Monica’s flat is a haven of gorgeous bric-à-brac — all from flea markets as they both passionately point out.
Where are all the pretty things from? All from flea markets! The flea markets in Germany are much better than those in Italy. There are much better bargains. In Italy, there are usually antiques at flea markets and they are priced accordingly. VALERIA We always take our visitors from Italy to the flea market and they love it as much as we do. MONICA
Thank you very much for the invitation! What’s for lunch today? M First there are antipasti. Onions filled with a mixture of bread crumbs, capers, olives, tuna and anchovies. In addition, an octopus salad with fennel which I prepared this morning because octopus takes a lot of time. As a main course we serve pasta, homemade of course, with saffron, leek, potato cream and prawns. The dessert is panna cotta with orange cream, chocolate sauce and caramel crumbles.
Wow. Sorry about the generic question, but: how do you manage to stay thin? V I eat everything but not too much. M I love eating and probably will become chubby at some point (laughs).
Could you explain what to expect when I book ‘La Cucina di Casa’? V That depends on what you book: if we come to somebody’s home as a ‘Chef at- Home’ or ‘Book a Cook’, we cook for the clients in the privacy of their own home. We focus on regional, Italian cuisine and its traditional recipes that we’ve known since our childhood. Our mothers and grandmothers passed those recipes to us as they have been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. First, we put a menu together with the client. After that we deal with everything else; from shopping to cooking, to setting the table and serving. All we need for that is a kitchen. Our clients can relax together with their guests and enjoy. Naturally everybody is welcome in the kitchen and can have a peek in the pots and pans. M In our cooking classes, we go on a culinary journey together, discovering the small, well-guarded secrets of the regional Italian cuisine. It is a lot of fun to cook together and the effort is rewarded with the delicious results. The cooking classes are suitable for friends, team events or simply for people who enjoy cooking with others. The menu is established beforehand so that there is something for everybody. The motto is: everybody has to join in. We do not want to stand in front of people and talk. Everybody has to take part so they learn something — there is something to do for everybody. But we are not professional chefs. We cook the dishes that we grew up with, nonna’s and mama’s food. And recipes that we find in our cookbooks. But everything is always done with a lot of passion.
What was your favourite recipe of your nonnas? M My grandma had three recipes she always cooked on a Sunday. Those were: gnocchi, polenta with brasato — brasato is a beef roast — and risotto. Risotto is a classic dish of the region I come from, Lombardy. V My favourite recipe of my grandma was ravioli with ricotta and spinach, we had that every Sunday. It was also the first recipe I learned from her. I was probably 16 years at the time.
A RESTAURANT WHERE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO GO BUT HAVEN’T BEEN TO YET?
VALERIA: THE SENNHÜTTE – WE BOTH HAVE BEEN WANTING TO GO THERE FOR A WHILE
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DISH?
MONICA: TAGLIATELLE AL RAGU
Vegetables filled with tuna Ingredients for 6/8 persons 2/3 yellow or red pepper 3 onions 1 sprig of parsley-chopped 2 cans of tuna, natural (150 g drained net weight) 80 g of grated Parmesan 1 hand full of breadcrumbs 4 tbsp olives 2 tbsp capers 4 anchovy fillets olive oil salt and pepper
Preparation Wash, clean and quarter the pepper. Peel and half onions, carefully separate the layers. Put all to one side. Chop olives, capers and anchovies and put in a bowl with all other ingredients. Grease an oven dish with a bit of oil and lay out the vegetable pieces (pepper, onion halves). Fill these with the help of a small spoon with the previously prepared mixture. Finally, add a few sprinkles of olive oil on top, bake the vegetables in the oven for approx. 30 min at approx. 180 – 200 °C.
And your first recipe, Monica? M My first recipe, I think, was gnocchi. My grandma had 6 grandchildren. She prepared the dough and we always came an hour earlier to roll the gnocchi for the 14 people of our family.
What is the typical cuisine of the region you come from? M Polenta is a typical dish in Milan, and the Lombardy respectively. This is rarely served in Germany even though it is such an essential Italian recipe. It’s served mainly as a puree with a piece of cheese in the middle. Leftovers are cut and grilled or baked the next day. V I come from Cagliari, Sardinia. We eat a lot of fish there. We also often make fregola, that is a small pasta almost like couscous, or it’s prepared as a soup with fish. M Valeria makes amazing gnocchetti Sardi, we cook that often in our classes because it is a lot of work and everybody has something to do then. We prepare it with a salsiccia tomato sauce. Salsiccia is rather difficult to find — but at Andronaco’s in Cologne we can find some. Also at Saitta in Düsseldorf, they have great products — but they are unfortunately quite expensive.
Where else do you buy your ingredients? M We buy the fish at the Metro. Also at Centro, unfortunately they had to relocate from the Ackerstraße because their contract ran out after 30 years. There is a shop on the Nordstraße and the new one will open on the Königsberger Straße.
What did your mum or nonna make when you were ill? M Mhhh, let me think … Pastina. That is a soup with very small pasta shapes, stars for example. Homemade broth with this little pastina was cooked for ill children. V (pureeing something at the stove) My mum made freshly squeezed orange juice. It’s super healthy, of course. M Yes, or warm milk with a bit of alcohol, for example grappa. For the throat — it’s the cure for everything (laughs).
What is typically German for you? M (while kneading the dough for the pasta) There are always rules here. But that is good. There are rules in Italy, too, only we don’t always follow them. We are a bit more flexible that way (laughs). Sometimes that is good, sometimes not. (Monica is finished with the dough) There, the dough needs to rest now.
TD When your husbands told you a move to Düsseldorf was on the cards — what was your first reaction? M I was scared. I was working at an agency in Milan and did not want to leave my job. However, then I was pregnant and had a proper look at the city and I really liked it here. Düsseldorf is great for kids and families. What do you think, Vale? V I really like it here, too. I only miss the sun and the light. M Yes, you can’t change the weather. But in summer there is a lot of sun. I don’t have a problem with the cold, it gets cold in Milan. However, the rain does bother me.
WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR AND FIND FURNITURE FOR YOUR FLAT?
VALERIA: RIVIERA MAISON AND WANDEL ANTIK V At the beginning, it was difficult with the new language. We went to an intensive German course every day. And it was difficult to find new friends at first because we were a big Italian community. There were hardly opportunities to meet Germans. Now, after six years, everything is easier. TD
Do you want to return to Italy at some point? M (rolling out the dough for the pasta) Maybe as pensioners. Then we’ll make marmalade and pickles (laughs). No, seriously. We bought the apartment and plan to stay here. V There are many advantages here. The children speak two languages, just like that. M We also have grown personally. We’ve met many people from different cultures. In Italy, it wouldn’t be like that, I think. It is normal for our kids to grow up in an international environment and that makes me happy.
This knife is really beautiful, where is that from? M (cuts the pasta, Valeria puts it on a large sieve and dusts it with flour) I brought that from Japan. I really enjoy travelling and whenever my husband and I are going abroad, I bring something for my kitchen. As well as recipes and inspirations. In Milan, there is a Michelin star Japanese restaurant that combines Italian and Japanese cuisine. I’ll remember the name in a minute (quick break, she googles it on her mobile): Tokuyoshi. I would love to find a fusion cuisine, for example a GermanItalian one. My dream is to find a grandma who would teach me how to cook German food. LUNCH IS SERVED.
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MONICA: CUCINA, SELEKTEUR, KLEIDSAM
Murat Avcioglu Murat Avcioglu is an integral part of Düsseldorf’s restaurant scene. After various stop overs in the kitchens of the Weinhaus Tante Anna, Behrens am Kai, Brasserie Stadthaus and the restaurant ‘Victorian’, he has now established his own eatery. Laid back, casual and with an Asian touch. Located behind the Bilker church. Murat has two further great passions aside from cooking: sports and his little daughter Noa. Take a guess what his new restaurant is called.
What is special about the food at Noa Foodbar?
I offer my guests a contemporary cuisine. For me, this means no difference between starters and main courses but rather medium sized dishes that are in combination well suited to sharing. Contemporary also means that the food is easily accessible but never boring. Variety is important to me: that’s why guests can discover a few new, creative dishes on our menu every week.
You have been around the block in Düsseldorf‘s gastro scene, why was it time for this concept now?
I had been thinking about what I am missing in the local gastro scene for a while already: a combination of good food, laid back bar atmosphere and cool music. With the Noa Foodbar I have created this place myself.
Where do you find inspiration for new dishes? While shopping.
What would be your last meal? Rice with kimchi What would you drink with it? Beer With whom, dead or alive, would you like to go for an Altbier in Düsseldorf? Bud Spencer
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What would you talk about?
I would ask if he really ate an omelette made from 20 eggs.
Where do you like to spend a relaxed evening with friends or family? Seifenhorst
Which restaurant represents the typical flavour of Düsseldorf ? Naniwa
Are there places or certain spots in the city that inspire you in your work? Asian supermarkets in the Japanese quarter
Which book is currently on your bedside table? The musketeers (children‘s book of my daughter)
TEXT BARBARA RUSS · PHOTO SABRINA WENIGER
NAME MURAT AVCIOGLU AGE 36 JOB CHEF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COOK / CHEF NOA-FOODBAR.DE
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EM BRASS Modern mash-up cuisine
Thinking of Düsseldorf, associations of finicky and high-priced restaurants used to come to mind, but this, too, has changed. Alongside the city’s award-winning restaurants — which are becoming more and more experimental — an alternative foodie-scene is on the rise. And even super-hyped Berlin can’t challenge Düsseldorf when it comes to Japanese cuisine.
INTERNATIONAL CUISINE 20GRAD RESTOBAR Original Majorcan tapas and specialities by the Spanish, Michelin star honoured chef Macarena de Castro.
Mutter-Ey-Platz 3 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt 20grad.com ALOHA POKE Fresh and healthy Hawaiian street food restaurant
Friedensstraße 65 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk aloha-poke.com ALTE METZGEREI Delicious lunch in a former butcher’s shop
Hoffeldstraße 48 40235 Düsseldorf · Flingern altemetzgerei.de ALTES FISCHERHAUS Fine German cuisine with a Mediterranean touch in a maritime atmosphere and a huge summer terrace at the Rhine riverside
Moltkestraße 122 40479 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort CASITA MEXICANA Young Mexican cuisine based on mama’s recipes
Bilker Allee 128 40217 Düsseldorf ∙ Bilk Beuthstraße 1 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort casitamexicana.de DIT ON DAT Bistro and wine bar by Galal El Sherif
Gerresheimer Straße 12 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte instagram.com/dit_on_dat
EL LAZO Located at “party mile” Bolker Straße, El Lazo offers one of the best steaks in town plus great Spanish wines and dishes!
Bolkerstraße 11 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/ellazoduesseldorf BRONX BAR International fusion cuisine
Ruhrtalstraße 5 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern facebook.com/ bronxbarduesseldorf
BAR OLIO Absolute favourite crossover cuisine featuring Italian, Asian, French and Mediterranean influences at the old freight depot
Schirmerstraße 54 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort BENDERS MARIE One of the oldest traditional restaurants in town, mentioned 1622 for the first time. Fresh and homemade German food, famous for their delicious mussels Rhenish style and Schnitzel
Andreasstraße 13 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt facebook.com/bendersmarie BOB & MARY Homemade burgers from all over the world
Hammer Straße 26 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Hafen Berger Straße 35 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt bobmary.de
DR. KOSCH Formerly known as Bread & Roses, Dr. Kosch offers a cuisine full of finesse – brand new and already has a Michelin star.
Roßstraße 39 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf dr-kosch.de EIN KLEINES GENUSSREICH Combination of Italian and French cuisine
Grunerstraße 38 40239 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal facebook.com/ einkleinesgenussreich
Am Alten Rhein 83 40593 Düsseldorf · Urdenbach altes-fischerhaus.de
FRITZ FRAU FRANZI Fine seasonal, experimental and surprising food in a perfect design interior
Adersstraße 8 a 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt fritzs-frau-franzi.de
GILL’S Modern crossover cuisine
Flurstraße 74 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern facebook.com/gillsflingern
HAUSMANN’S Tim Mälzer’s bistro and brasserie with fine rustic German cuisine and a huge selection of international craft beer
NOOIJ Dutch deli with delicious breakfast and chicken, bitterballen and more in the evenings. Super cool design interior!
Hafenstraße 9 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt hausmanns-duesseldorf.de
Erkrather Straße 30 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern nooij.de
KARL’S Modern international cuisine
OKTOPUSSY European gourmet cuisine and fine wines
Schloßstraße 82 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort karls-restaurant.de LIDO IM MALKASTEN Arty interior and sophisticated cuisine in a historical surrounding
Jacobistraße 6 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte lido1960.de LUNITAS Latin American ambience and cuisine
Ulmenstraße 18 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf lunitas.de MALINAS Polish cuisine with delicious pierogies
Tannenstraße 31 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf malinas-restaurant.de MÜNSTERMANN’S KONTOR Iconic bistro café and winebar
Hohe Straße 11 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt muenstermann-delikatessen.de NOA FOODBAR Stylish foodbar with a mix of sophisticated dishes
Martinstraße 11 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk noa-foodbar.de
SHARI’S KITCHEN Fresh vegetarian and vegan menu
Collenbachstraße 41 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf facebook.com/sharissoulfood STIER ROYAL BBQ specialities such as burgers, hot dogs and steaks
Zimmerstraße 28 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt facebook.com/stier.royal
Gneisenaustraße 69 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort oktopussy.de
TAFELSPITZ 1876 Gourmet restaurant serving creations of newly interpreted classic cuisine
PARLIN The best from Paris and Berlin
Altestadt 12 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt parlin-weinbar.de
Grunerstraße 42 a 40239 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal tafelspitz1876.de
PEPELLA Cool Georgian cuisine
THE BULL STEAK EXPERT Small, elegant and super delicious steakhouse
Augustastraße 30 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort pepella-duesseldorf.de
Taubenstraße 14 40479 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort thebullsteakexpert.de
PHOENIX Haute cuisine and arty interior at Dreischeibenhaus
UNS LÜÜ German seasonal cuisine with international influences and German wines
August-Thyssen-Straße 1 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte phoenix-restaurant.de
PRIMITIVO Seasonal cuisine with influences from all over the world
Mauerstraße 7 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort facebook.com/ restaurantprimitivo SASSAFRAS Bistro food with AsianMediterranean influences
Düsseldorfer Straße 90 40545 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberkassel facebook.com/ sassafrasbarkultur
Kronprinzenstraße 52 40217 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk facebook.com/unslueue
WHAT’S BEEF Street art, burgers and gigantic milkshakes
Immermannstraße 24 40210 Düsseldorf whatsbeef.de
WILLIAMS BAR & KITCHEN Old fashioned drinks meet new style food
Friedrichstraße 115 a 40217 Düsseldorf ∙ Bilk williams-bar.com ZUR SENNHÜTTE Trendy alpine cabin with sun terrace
Rethelstraße 96 40237 Düsseldorf ∙ Düsseltal zur-sennhuette.de ZWEIERLEI Creative kitchen with German classics and oriental dishes
Schwerinstraße 40 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort zweierlei-restaurant.de ZWEIGLEISIG Restaurant Em Brass’ little big brother with Japanese fusion cuisine
Marc-Chagall-Straße 2 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort zweigleisig.com
ĂN BÁNH MÌ Delicious Vietnamese street food and sandwiches
Steinstraße 20 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Innenstadt Friedenstraße 65 40217 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk Ackerstraße 161 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern anbanhmi.de
FRENCH CUISINE & BISTRO FOOD BISTRO ERMINIG Authentic Breton crêpes, galettes, cidre, croissants and lots more
BANH BOYO Pho soup and other Vietnamese street food snacks and dishes
Mutter-Ey-Straße 5 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt erminig.de BISTRO FATAL Cuisine de saison and natural organic wines
Hermannstraße 29 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern bistro-fatal.com BRASSERIE HÜLSMANN Traditional French brasserie in the heart of Oberkassel
Belsenstraße 1 40545 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberkassel brasserie-huelsmann.de FRÂNZ French bistro cuisine and delicious drinks
Hoffeldstraße 37 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern franz-brasserie.de LE FLAIR Sophisticated Michelin star cuisine — good value for money
Marc-Chagall-Straße 108 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort restaurant-leflair.de
Grafenberger Allee 51 40237 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte banhboyo.de LES HALLES ST. HONORÉ Fine French delicacies, bread and charcuterie to go during the day, French bistro cuisine at night
ROCAILLE Charming bistro in the heart of Derendorf serving great wines, cheese and patisserie
Nordstraße 31 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort les-halles-st-honore.de
Weißenburgstraße 19 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf rocaille.de ROBERTS BISTRO Classic French bistro cuisine with arty and authentic interior. Le Bar du Bistro is right next door
LE MANUFACTURE CAFÉ & BISTROT Authentic “petit déjeuner” fresh lunch and dinner
Münsterstraße 115 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf lamanufacture.de
Wupperstraße 2 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Hafen robertsbistro.de
PETIT ROUGE French micro-café and bistro
Bürgerstraße 4 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk RATATOUILLE Belgian and French dishes
ADJITO Adjito means “secret hideout” and serves Japanese creative fine cuisine
Nordstraße 30 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort ratatouille-duesseldorf.de
Lorettostraße 18 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk adjito.de AH-UN Yakiniku – the technique of preparing meat on a grill in Japanese style
Hansaallee 246 40547 Düsseldorf · Lörrick ah-un.de
BIBIMCUP Korean rice dishes served in bowls and mandus
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 3 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte facebook.com/bibimcuptogo BISTRO KOMBU Fancy Japanese snack bar – good value for money
Sophienstraße 2 40597 Düsseldorf ∙ Benrath facebook.com/bistrokombu BÖSER CHINESE Modern Chinese cuisine in cool atmosphere with handmade fresh noodles
Flurstraße 74 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern boeser-chinese.de
CHIMAC PLUS Yummy Korean chicken restaurant
Oststraße 63 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte chimacplus.com CHO Fresh Vietnamese cuisine with a special view
SCARAMANGA’S Diverse Vietnamese “tapas” and dishes
Roßstraße 1 a 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort cho-duesseldorf.de
Oberbilker Allee 31 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt scaramangas.de
COMBO Creative Asian delicacies and sushi
Weseler Straße 35 40239 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal restaurant-combo.de COOKING DAD Modern Chinese restaurant with a fantastic Peking Duck
Birkenstraße 69 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern facebook.com/cookingdad EAT TOKYO Japanese food straight from London to THE DORF
Nordstraße 28 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort Immermannstraße 40 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte eattokyo.co.uk FINANZÄMTCHE · POZANGMATCHA Korean kimchi, bibimbap and chicken wings in a former pub
Oststraße 139 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte facebook.com/pozangmatcha
HASHI Traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern twist
KYODAINA Sushi and poke bowls
Lorettostraße 60 40219 Düsseldorf kyodaina.de
Ackerstraße 182 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern hashi-mahlzeit.de
NAGAYA Michelin star honoured Japanese restaurant
KIKAKU Authentic Japanese interior and sushi
Klosterstraße 38 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte kikaku.de
Klosterstraße 42 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte nagaya.de NA NI WA Longest queue for the best ramen soups in town. Vis-a-vis: Na Ni Wa’s cool sushi restaurant
KIM PHI ASIAFOOD Asian wholesale hall with street food market in the back on Saturdays
Höherweg 313 40231 Düsseldorf ∙ Lierenfeld kimphiasiafood.de
Oststraße 55 Klosterstraße 68 a 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte naniwa.de
KIM’S CORE Korean and Chinese fusion cuisine
RIKA Ramen, teriyaki, gyoza & co.
Neusser Straße 84 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk kimscore.de
Gehrtsstraße 16 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Grafenberg
KUSHI TEI OF TOKYO A classic: traditional Japanese grill restaurant
ROTE LATERNE Meat, fish and soups from the Chinese Lanzhou region – Kitchen until midnight
Immermannstraße 38 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte brickny.com/kushitei
Kurfürstenstraße 29 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte rotelaterne-duesseldorf.de
SOBA AN Unique Japanese homemade buckwheat “soba” noodle dishes
Klosterstraße 68 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte soba-an.de SUMI Sophisticated Japanese cuisine and BBQ
Schinkelstraße 28 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte sumi.chimzgmbh.com TAKUMI Homemade Japanese ramen soups and gyozas
Immermannstraße 28 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte Oststraße 51 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte brickny.com/takumi
TAKUMI CHICKEN & VEGGIE Delicious veggie and chicken ramen and dishes
40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte Klosterstraße 72 brickny.com/takumi TAM TAM Vietnamese culinary cuisine offers Southeast Asian, healty and exotic specialities
Ackerstraße 88 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern tamtam-restaurant.de
UNAIMON It’s Japanese and means “tasty” – and that’s what the chicken ramen and dishes are
ORIENTAL CUISINE ANTIOCHIA MEZE MANUFAKTUR Delicious homemade Turkish meze and starters served with oven-fresh bread
Duisburger Straße 16 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort antiochia-meze.de BYBLOS Big traditional Lebanese restaurant — super delicious
ARABESQ Oriental delicacies from 1001 Nights
IZMIR KEBAP HAUS Food around the clock and always crowded: Turkish diner serving yummy food all night long
Hansaallee 244 40547 Düsseldorf ∙ Lörick brickny.com/umaimon
Ludenberger Straße 1-1a 40629 Düsseldor ∙ Grafenberg arabesq.de
Markenstraße 9 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk byblosrestaurant.de
Worringer Platz 3 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte
VIVU Asian cuisine without flavour enhancers
BABA GREEN Super-fresh finest kebab and falafel in a cool design interior
DIE KURVE Israeli-Mediterranean specialities
LA GRILLADINE Insider tip: Moroccan BBQ kitchen and tajine – so good
Kanonierstraße 14 40476 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf facebook.com/vivuderasiate
Am Wehrhahn 23 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte babagreen.de
Goebenstraße 18 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort die-kurve.com
Dreieckstraße 26 40227 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberbilk grilladine.de SANNIN Small but mighty: excellent Lebanese cuisine – one of our top favourites
YABASE Superior, chic and authentic Japanese cuisine – one of the very best
Kölner Straße 61 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte
Klosterstraße 70 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte yabase-ddf.com YAKI-THE-EMON Japanese Teppan grill restaurant with a huge selection of sake
Klosterstraße 72 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte facebook.com/yakstheemon YOSHI BY NAGAYA Japanese cuisine on the very highest level – Michelin star honoured
Kreuzstraße 17 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte nagaya.de
PORTUGUESE CUISINE BARRIL FADO & TANGO Portugal meets Argentina – codfish meets steak
Friedenstraße 2 a 40219 Düsseldorf · Bilk facebook.com/ barrilfadoundtango
A TAVOLA Cosy Italian restaurant with a sophisticated cuisine made from seasonal produce
Wallstraße 11 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt
CAFÉ LUSO Fish and meat straight from Portugal
An der Icklack 2 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern CAVE TAPAS Typical Portuguese tapas bar
LAURA’S DELI Healthy and clean food in one of the coolest interiors
BIRDIE & CO.
Marc-Chagall-Straße 108 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort birdieco.de
CLUBE PORTUGUÊS A classic! One of the oldest traditional Portuguese restaurants in town with cosy atmosphere
CHEZ LA BELLE
Erkrather Straße 197 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern clube-portugues.de
RESTAURANT FRANGO PORTOGUES Huge Portuguese restaurant with beautifully decorated interior and a big sun terrace
Erkrather Straße 224 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern frango-portugues.de
Carlsplatz 1 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt laurasdeli.com
Deli café and healthy food
Erkrather Straße 218 b 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern facebook.com/cave.tapas
NATSU STORE “Healthy” fast food: sushi, bowls, juices, frozen yoghurt and more to take-away
“The upper class of healthy food” – bowls, salads, smoothies & co.
Berliner Allee 52 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte facebook.com/natsuretail
Elisabethstraße 39-41 40217 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk facebook.com/ chezlabelleduesseldorf
SATTGRÜN Vegan restaurant and café
3 x Düsseldorf, all addresses at sattgruen.com
GREENKARMA Fresh salad and veggie bowl bar
Immermannstraße 18 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte greenkarma.de GREENTREES THE JUICERY Australian way of life with delicious super food and smoothie bowls
ITALIAN CUISINE 485 GRAD Fancy Neapolitan pizzas, excellent wines and craft beers
Münsterstraße 149 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf Lorettostraße 54 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk greentreesthejuicery.de FRUCHT & GENUSS Delicacies, fruits and lunch
Stresemannstraße 29 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte fruchtundgenuss.de
Ackerstraße 181 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern Carlsplatz 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt 485grad.de ALDO GENOVESE Italian traditional restaurant offers fine pasta and wine
Schirmerstraße 17 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte aldo-genovese.de
DEVONA Beautifully decorated, tiny restaurant with a sophisticated Italian cuisine
Schwerinstraße 13 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort L’ANIMA Italian street food restaurant with authentic Sicilian cuisine
Moltkestraße 108 40479 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort lanima-deli.de LETTINIS Italian wine and delicacies
Jahnstraße 36 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt lettinis.de
LUPO Old town classic, perfect for a late night pizza
Bolkerstraße 52 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt MENTA Plain and simple pizza, pasta and wines by Gino
Lorettostraße 25 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk menta-cucina.de OSTERIA MOSSIMO MILANO Very special and ultra thin pizzas. Delicious!
Düsselthaler Straße 22 40211 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort osteria-mossimo.com
Sundays? Me? Enjoying the Airport!
Take a trip around the world discover the variety in over 40 bars, cafĂŠs and restaurants. Every day. Also on Sundays.
GREEK CUISINE AKROPOLIS Legendary Greek take away in Oberkassel – always crowded
Dominikanerstraße 8 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel
ASKITIS GREEK CUISINE Sophisticated Greek restaurant with classy fish and meat dishes
Herderstraße 73 40237 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal askitis.com ATHOS-GRILL Traditional Greek take away for over 30 years
SU NURAGHE An institution and one of the best Italian takeaways in town
Am Wehrhahn 69 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte PIZZERIA PINOCCHIO One of our favourite authentic Italian restaurants at Ratinger Straße
Altestadt 14 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt
PIZZERIA ROMANTICA Rattoballi’s traditional family pizza from Palermo since 1921
Düsselthaler Straße 48 40211 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort romanticeduesseldorf.de PONTE VECCHIO Old school and classic Italian restaurant
Wallstraße 5-7 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt ponte-vecchio.de PRINCIPALE PIZZABAR Bere – mangiare – parlare
Lindenstraße 66 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern facebook.com/ principale.pizzabar
SAN LEO A classic! No pizza, but excellent pasta, fish and meat dishes, one of the best Italian restaurants in town
TAVERNAKI Classic Greek cuisine
Tannenstraße 19 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf tavernaki.de TAVERNE PEGASOS Since 1979 an absolute classic serving traditional Greek dishes
Grafenberger Allee 43 40237 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte athosgrill.de
Kirchfeldstraße 50 40215 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk taverne-pegasos.com
KOUZINA Greek specialties and selected wines in a beautiful atmosphere
TAVERNE RHODOS Loud and bright, but with simple authentic Greek cuisine
POLIS Small upscale Greek restaurant
TAVERNE SAVAS Trashy Greek atmosphere with authentic food until 5 am every day
Wallstraße 31 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt
TRATTORIA EMILIANA Pizza, pasta and vino on traditional red and white checkered tablecloths. Like!
Adlerstraße 42 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte VITALE LA CUCINA Micro restaurant beautifully decorated with mirrors, crystal chandeliers and simple wooden furniture. Delicious Italian cuisine
Ackerstraße 168 b 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern vitaleonline.de
Schwerinstraße 34 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort kouzina-restaurant.de
ZERO GRADI Ultra-thin, ultra-nice pizza & co. since 1982
Martinstraße 77 40223 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk zerogradi.de
Dominikanerstraße 8 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel polis-oberkassel.de
Bismarckstraße 67 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte facebook.com/ rhodostaverne
Heresbachstraße 21 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk
FANCY FOOD & DELICACIES BERNSTEIN & INBAR Lunch and breakfast bistro and international fine foods in beautiful surroundings
Lorettostraße 16 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk bernsteinundinbar.de BÄCKEREI HINKEL Düsseldorf ’s most traditional and delicious bakery
Mittelstraße 25 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt baeckerei-hinkel.de CENTRO Italian delicacies
Nordstraße 28 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort centro-soriano.de CARLSPLATZ Traditional market with more than 60 stalls and a huge selection of exotic fruits and regional vegetables, fresh fish, meat and poultry, oven-fresh bread and pastries, cheese and a diverse range of delicacies, sweets and coffee specialities as well as a grand selection of flowers and plants.
Carlsplatz 26 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt carlsplatz-markt.de DOLCINELLA Sweets, homemade cakes and fine food
BISTRO PUBS & RUSTIC CUISINE
FROMAGERIE Cheese from all over the world and French delicacies
Neusser Straße 131 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk facebook.com/ fromagerie.duesseldorf
BEETHOVEN Bistro pub with nice sunny terrace
Ackerstraße 106 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern beethoven-flingern.de
FLINSE & CO Package free supermarket
Lindenstraße 165 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern flinse.co
BISTRO ZICKE French bistro meets Berlin pub: Decorated entirely with movie posters. Perfect for a delicious breakfast, coffee and cake or a glass of wine
GEWÜRZHAUS It’s all about Düsseldorf mustard and spices!
Bäckerstraße 5a 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt bistro-zicke.de
Kapuzinergasse 16 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt gewuerzhaus-altstadt.de JASMINE Fromagerie, pâtisserie and vins
BUTZE Corner pub with different special events
Luegallee 4 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel
Weißenburgstraße 18 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf butze.org
MANDELBRENNEREI GAGLIARDI Long-established Düsseldorf company offering roasted almonds
CAFÉ KNÜLLE Evergreen: bistro-pub serving delicious coffee during the day and drinks in the evening
Oberbilker Allee 24 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt
Ritterstraße 29 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt TASTE GREECE Greek delicacies such as wine, olives and oil
Volmerswerther Straße 21 40221 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk tastegreece.com
Tannenstraße 35 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf dolcinella.de FRESH ASIA Asian food and grocery with own café
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 20 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte freshasia.de
CAFÉ MODIGLIANI Cosy, arty bistro decorated with old posters and a nice sun terrace
Wissmannstraße 6 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk DAUSER Rhenish soups and stews
Ulmenstraße 118 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf dauser-online.de DESTILLE Old school jazzy pub with bistro cuisine
Bilker Straße 46 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt destille-duesseldorf.de FRIDA TAPASBAR Vibrant, colorful Mexican-style restaurant offering breakfast, Mediterranean food and tapas
Bilker Allee 4 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk tapasbar-frida.de
WHERE TO … DRINK COFFEE
KAFFEESCHMIEDE Coffee from the own roasting house – optionally with a fruity, chocolatey, nutty or floral taste
The days of just a ‘coffee to go’ have been numbered for a while now, the coffee revolution is here to stay. It is not all about a quick caffeine fix anymore but about an increasing awareness of where and how coffee is produced. A growing number of young, knowledgeable roasters are representing exactly this credo and are conquering the city. We would like to introduce our favourite cafés. Places where, whether cosy or trendy, you are guaranteed to find the holy grail: really good coffee. And a delicious piece of cake to go with it. COFFEE ROASTERIES BAZZAR CAFFÉ Renowned café and coffee roastery in the heart of the old town, to see and to be seen
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 53 40235 Düsseldorf · Altstadt bazzar.de CAPHE HOUSE Vietnamese coffee specialities, chocolate, cakes and salads
Oststraße 49 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte caphe.eu COPENHAGEN COFFEE LAB Scandinavian café with amazing coffee and sweets straight from Copenhagen
Benrather Straße 18-20 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt copenhagencoffeelab.com
Belsenstraße 11 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel kaffeeschmiede.de
DIE KAFFEE Small coffee roasting house, also offering coffee workshops by Olga Sabristova
Schwerinstraße 23 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort die-kaffee.de KAFFEEHANDWERK Cool café in the heart of Flingern offering self-roasted coffee, delicious sandwiches and cakes
Birkenstraße 127 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern kaffeehandwerk.com
KYTO CAFÉ Specialty coffee, unique sandwiches and delicious sweets
Am Wehrhahn 42 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte facebook.com/kytocoffee ROASTED KAFFEEBAR Modern coffee creations as well as popular classics
Derendorfer Straße 3 40479 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort roasted-kaffeebar.de
KAFFEEREICH Beans are roasted and sold in the middle of Düsseldorf ’s market Carlsplatz. The coffee specialities are absolutely yummy
RÖSTEREI VIER Great crew, great music, great coffee!
Marktplatz 12 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt Wallstraße 10 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt roesterei-vier.de
RÖSTMEISTER Small cosy café decorated in industrial style
Quirinstraße 1 a 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel roestmeister.com SCHVARZ Micro roastery with factory sale and homemade cakes on Fridays and Sundays
Ronsdorfer Straße 74, Halle 31 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern schvarz.com WOYTON Small coffee chain and roastery with locations all over town serving delicious sandwiches and salads, also for take-away
Carlsplatz 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt kaffeereich.de
Please find all six outlets online at woyton.de
COFFEE & SWEETS
GRAND PU BAR Stylish corner bar represents a smart all-day concept. During the day you get paninis and salads until it turns into a bar in the evening
CAFÉ A.NNI Insider tip for breakfast lovers! Bright little family-run café
Platanenstraße 22 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern cafe-anni.de CAFÉ ALMA A small sweet break from everyday life – cupcakes, cakes and good coffee
Paulusstraße 2 40237 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal cafe-alma.de CAFÉ BARRÉ Small, cosy and nice – French or rather Parisian style café with good coffee and great pastry
Birkenstraße 149 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern patisseriebarre.com BIRDIE & CO. Specialty coffee bar and deli with great cakes and healthy food
Marc-Chagall-Straße 108 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort birdieco.de
COVENT GARDEN Great coffee, fresh homemade cakes, cookies and a selection of fresh paninis
Witzelstraße 12 40225 Düsseldorf · Bilk facebook.com/thegrandpubar
Bilker Allee 126 40217 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk facebook.com/ coventgardencoffee
KONDITOREI HEINEMANN Not only the cakes and chocolate are legendary, but also the restaurant on the first floor is an institution
CAFFE ENUMA A legend: Mario and his Caffe Enuma offering the best Italian coffee, cakes and fresh pasta. Different special events in the evenings such as concerts or readings
EINFACH DAMOS CAFÉ Small cosy café directly at the Rochusmarket
Derendorferstraße 91 40479 Düsseldorf · Derendorf facebook.com/einfachdamos
Brunnenstraße 44 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk
DRITAN ALSELA COFFEE With nearly 300k followers on Instagram, Dritan Alsela is the pop star amongst baristas. Meet him at his café with a huge breakfast and lunch menu and – of course – fantastic coffee
Schlüterstraße 3 a 40235 Düsseldorf · Flingern dritan-alsela.de
CARLSONS Delicious coffee, sweets, “Schlawiner” (sandwiches) and wine
Kasernenstraße 23 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt carlsons.de CØFFE Scandinavian inspired coffee specialities and a small selection of sweets in a former drugstore
Benrather Straße 6 b 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt dascoffe.de
FLORABAR Tiny coffee hut in the park
Kronenstraße 65 40217 Düsseldorf · Bilk facebook.com/florabars
Martin-Luther-Platz 32 (entry via Königsallee or Blumenstraße) 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte konditorei-heinemann.de
HOMEMADE WE EAT FINE Beyoncé loves owner Sonja’s fancy cupcakes and sweets. Plus: salads, soups & sandwiches
Bilker Allee 209 40215 Düsseldorf · Bilk homemade-we-eat-fine.com
CAFE HÜFTGOLD Yummy breakfast, sandwiches and a great selection of delicious cakes
Ackerstraße 113 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern cafehueftgold.de KAUSAL Delicate coffee, fresh food and homemade coffee and cakes in an urban interior
Flurstraße 1 40235 Düsseldorf · Flingern facebook.com/kausal.cafe
CAFÉ KLEINHAUS International breakfast, Mediterranean and Anatolian lunches and dinners
Gladbacher Straße 5 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk kleinhaus.eu
KUCHENECK Tiny café in a former gasoline station offering fantastic homemade cakes
Bilker Allee 233 40215 Düsseldorf · Bilk facebook.com/kucheneck
LINAS COFFEE BREW BAR & DELI Brew bar and deli offering healthy and fresh breakfast and lunch
Fürstenplatz 1 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt facebook.com/ linas.coffee.brewbar.deli
MISTER BEN Tiny container café in the heart of the city. In addition to very good coffee, Mr. Ben’s offers daily fresh made sandwiches, wraps and salads
CAFÉ NIKAN High quality coffee plus cakes, bagels, paninis and focaccias
Ackerstraße 75 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern cafe-nikan.de
MANKO CAFÉ & WORKSPACE Space for great coffee and good ideas, united in one place. Daily breakfast, cakes and small dishes
NAMU CAFE Wonderfully cute Korean café with delicious Korean shaved ice, coffee and desserts
Oststraße 124 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte namucafe.de
Hüttenstraße 76 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt mankocafeworkspace.de
OMA ERIKA Authentic café with delicate homemade cakes and sandwiches
Hermannstraße 34 b 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern oma-erika.com OTTO BITTNER Traditional coffee house since 1905
MARNY’S & ALEX. T. Vegetarian-vegan lunch cuisine and coffee
Carlsplatz 20 – 21 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt otto-bittner-confiserie.de
Ellerstraße 219 40227 Düsseldorf · Oberbilk marnysgruenzeug.de
CAFÉ REKORD Cool mix of vintage furniture and modern design
Ackerstraße 204 40235 Düsseldorf · Flingern cafe-rekord.de
Schadowstraße 41 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte mister-ben.com/cafe
SCHICKE MÜTZE Düsseldorf ’s very first café for bike culture serving coffee and “schicke Schnitten”
Talstraße 22-24 40217 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt schickemuetze.de
SUGARBIRD CUPCAKES A huge selection of delicious cupcakes and cakes plus colourful “Häppi Food” concept
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 37 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt Rethelstraße 153 40237 Düsseldorf · Zoo sugarbird-cupcakes.de SULI’S Cool ’n’ cosy breakfast spot
Tußmannstraße 5 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort suliscafe.de
SÜSSE ERINNERUNG “Sweet memories” are offered by this very tiny café right next door to Metropol art cinema
Brunnenstraße 20 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk suesse-erinnerung.de
UGLY DELUXE Lounge bar in a puristic atmosphere offers breakfast, mediterranean cuisine and cocktails
Karolingerstraße 80 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk uglydeluxe.com
LE PETITE BELLEROSE Love at first sight: French pâtisserie with delicious macarons from Paris
CAFÉ WIE IM HIMMEL Patisserie with lovingly home-baked cakes and sweet and salty crepes in an old-fashioned shop with a French flair
Bilker Allee 35 40219 Düsseldorf · Bilk wie-im-himmel.cafe
PURE FREUDE One of our favourites! Arty and colorful tarts and pastry plus a tiny and lovely terrace
ISABELLA PATISSERIE Gluten-free patisserie with Parisian bistro flair
Geistenstraße 14 a 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf lapetite-bellerose.com
Arnulfstraße 4 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel isabella-patisserie.de
Hohe Straße 19 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt purefreude.de
VELVET New daytime canteen, café and bar. Serving natural new school classics, from breakfast to aperitivo, from coffee to drinks. Opening early Summer 2018
PÂTISSERIE TANGER The most delicious Arabian petit-four in Düsseldorf
PURE PASTRY Handcrafted and super sophisticated fine pastry in the heart of Düsseldorf ’s Carlsplatz
Stresemannstraße 8 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte velvetcollective.com
Ellerstraße 89 40227 Düsseldorf · Oberbilk facebook.com/patisserietanger24
Carlsplatz 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt pure-pastry.com ROCAILLE Charming bistro in the heart of Derendorf serving great wines, cheese and a huge patisserie selection
Weißenburgstraße 19 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf rocaille.de
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S U Z U S A N
Suzusan is the name of the label of Hiroyuki Murase, called Hiro, who breathes new life into the Japanese craft of shibori. The company is based in a backyard studio in Flingern-Süd, opposite the Weltkunstzimmer, and sells its collection far beyond Düsseldorf. The fabric produced with this special technique has already been worn on Dior’s catwalk as well as by international stars like Natalie Portman. THE DORF visited him in his studio to find out more about his label, shibori and his future plans.
TEXT BARBARA RUSS · PHOTOGRAPHY ROBIN HARTSCHEN
“When you see shibori in Japan, you think, ‘Yes, I know. Traditional crafts, nothing new’. But in Europe, people were excited about it.” THE DORF Hiro, what exactly is shibori and how did you come to the business?
SUZUSAN For over 400 years, my home Arimatsu has been known for its shibori techniques, which are used for kimonos. There are many different techniques, but in principle, the cloth, traditionally mostly cotton, is bound by hand and then dyed. When the thread is then opened again, you can see the resulting colour contrast. Arimatsu is located between Tokio and Kyoto and in the past, each family had its own technique of binding, dyeing and sewing. The material went from house to house, from family to family, like a modern factory with its work chains. A kimono fabric went through about five or six different families until the kimono was ready. My family has been running this business for a hundred years, I am the fifth generation. When I was still living in Japan, I was not interested in shibori at all. I wanted to become an artist. First I studied in England, then I moved to Düsseldorf to study at the Academy of Fine Arts. I did not want to have anything to do with the family business (laughs).
employed in the village. The village is really small, it takes no more than 15 minutes to walk from one side of town to the other.
How did you come to shibori after all?
My father, who has produced a lot for Issey Miyake, came to Europe to show his fabrics at a trade show. And because he does not speak German or English, I helped him. So, for the first time outside my homeland, I saw the shibori fabric and the reactions to it. When you see shibori in Japan, you think, “Yes, I know. Traditional crafts, nothing new”. But in Europe, people were excited about it. When we first exhibited at the Premiere Vision, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior approached us. For Dior, we actually made haute couture fabrics. A dress they made from it cost 80,000 euros in the end and was later worn by Natalie Portman to an event. He shows the pictures of the catwalk and Natalie Portman with her husband at an event on his Mac.
Oh, wow. And what about Arimatsu today?
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HUBERT KIECOL, HE WAS MY PROFESSOR AT THE ART ACADEMY
There used to be more than a hundred different shibori techniques, more than 10,000 craftsmen and women were
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And that’s why you now preserve the techniques that still exist?
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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (LOU REED)
When was that?
This was the second collection by Raf Simons. His sourcing assistant already was in contact with us when Raf was still at Jil Sander, but they did not have a big enough budget. When Raf went to Dior, the sourcing contact went with him as well. At Dior Haute Couture he remembered us and there they also had the necessary budget (laughs). Recently, Loewe also called to order a fabric, but they said they would need it in two weeks. I had to decline that order, we simply had no capacity.
No! I’m a big Loewe fan (laughs).
Yes, Loewe is great (laughs). But with such a complex crafting technique, it’s not that easy. I’ll show you. He plays a YouTube video of the artisans in Arimatsu, who are almost all very old. They sit on tatami mats and are wrapping and twisting cloth. Pointing to the oldest, he says: Unfortunately, she has retired recently. She started working at the age of eight and worked until she was 94 years old. She has done nothing else all her life. Unfortunately, the techniques are more and more lost. As I said earlier, there were once 10,000 shibori craftsmen. When I started doing that, there were only 200 left. My dad said to me, “In 15 years, you will not see any craftsmen here if it continues like this. The shibori craft is dying out.” Whenever a family or craftsman stops, a technique is lost.
Yes, we are doing that. And we also develop our own techniques. In 2008, I started my collection because commissions from other fashion designers are an uncertain business, of course. They order one season, but maybe not in the next. With our own collection, we can ensure that there is always work for the craftsmen and women. Like this we have already been able to hire and train a few young, new talents.
How come you founded your own label Suzusan?
I used to live in a flat share with Christian Dietsch, he studied business administration and I studied art. Christian wanted to start his own business after graduation. When my dad was visiting, the fabric lay on the kitchen table and Christian saw it and asked me if we should start a business with it. That’s how it all began. We started with scarves, then lamps and fashion were added, and last came our home line, for which we produce blankets and pillows. Currently, the fashion line is our best selling one.
Where is Suzusan being sold?
At first, I drove to the shops with five scarves in my suitcase and talked to the retailers personally. We now have sales outlets in 23 countries. Among them are really great shops like L’Eclaireur in Paris, Biffi in Milan or Andreas Murkudis in Berlin – Andreas was one of the first who believed in us. Of course, we have different customers depending on the category. For fashion, we work with boutiques, home and interior is mainly bought by hotels and restaurants. In the adjoining room of the studio there is a workshop in which lampshades covered with shibori fabric are hung from floor to ceiling. One room further there are
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clothes rails with collection items, a display case with delicately patterned glasses and objects, as well as a room spray made of Japanese woods, that is relaxing and also repels moths.
And here it looks like you’ve planned a small concept store, right?
Yes, that’s true. I know many artisans and designers in Japan, Paris and Milan. I would like to bring this together with the designs of Suzusan.
And when is it going to happen?
Oh well ... Good question (laughs). Maybe in the summer. When we have the time.
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Miaki Komuro Miaki Komuro studied fashion design at home in Tokyo at the prestigious Bunka Fashion College. The school was founded in 1923 and has given rise to some of the most important international designers like Yohji Yamamoto and Takada Kenzo. Miaki Komuro has been living in Düsseldorf since 2014 and founded her eponymous fashion brand in 2016. Her clothes are an amalgamation of Japanese and western influences. Every single item becomes a unique piece, which can be interpreted as a protest against society’s current throwaway mentality and today’s fast fashion.
How would you describe the style of your fashion label? Minimalist avant-garde. Are there places or certain spots in the city that inspire you in your work?
The concept store ELA selected in Unterbilk. They combine different international fashion designers work and my own fashion pieces are styled in combination with other labels. That way I can also get a new perspective of my collection and come up with new ideas.
You design according to the principles of onko-chishin and wayo-settchu. Could you explain what they mean? Onko-chishin means to explore the past in order to derive at new insights and perceptions of truth. The world is constantly changing and it is not just the Kimono which belongs to the past. In fact, we feel that all the revolutions in fashion that have been instigated by Japanese designers belong to the past. Personally, I am not interested in giving the old a modern twist, but connecting the old with the yet unknown future and thus creating a new kind of “present tense”. Wayo-settchu is basically the amalgam ation of Western elements with the Japanase soul.
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Which artists or fashion designers have influenced your style?
Each and every Japanese fashion designer who was involved in revolutionising the world of fashion. In Paris in the 1980s the designers Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto presented collections which surprised with entirely black, torn and distressed clothes and thus destroyed the then current accepted perception of perfection and beauty of Western fashion. There was also Issey Miyake, who developed a way to imitate the shape of the human form, not by using pattern cuts, but different kinds of pleats. In a historical context Japanese designers have only been involved in Western fashion for a very short time and yet — in the middle of the Western world — have come up with an innovative way of showing fresh forms and creating a new sense of beauty. This particular spirit of true avantgarde has definitely influenced me.
Why did you come to Düsseldorf? And what made you stay?
I wanted to make my dream come true to live in the world of fashion. There is also a large number of Japanese artists living here and their work and activities have created a platform inviting intense cultural exchange between Japan and Germany.
Which person, living or dead, would you like to go for an Altbier with in Düsseldorf? My grandmother.
TEXT BARBARA RUSS · PHOTO SABRINA WENIGER
NAME MIAKI KOMURO AGE 34 JOB FASHION DESIGNER, TEXTILE DESIGNER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FASHION DESIGN, CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY MIAKIKOMURO.COM
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At the turn of the millennium, stylists became well known to a wider audience: without Patricia Field, Carrie Bradshaw would only have been an annoying drama queen. Nicole Ritchie would still follow Paris Hilton around in rhinestone studded jeans and Uggs if it weren’t for Rachel Zoe. The stylists of the noughties were real game changers. Since then, no celebrity ever steps onto the red carpet without professional input. Behind the scenes of the fashion industry, it’s also the stylists who provide a publication, product or an editorial with its signature look. presents the A-list of Düsseldorf’s stylists in their very personal looks: Rolf Buck, Petra Knoblauch, Karin Van Noort, Jenny Wilke aka Gold and Vera Witthaut look amazing – and add some serious style to Düsseldorf, too. T H E D OR F
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I’m a sophisticate and I love everything art related. I really enjoy creating original things and for me, laughter and tears are never far away from each other! DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS! Funny, creative, I enjoy being convinced of the opposite! WHICH COLOUR WOULD YOU BE? White! Because white represents birth and clarity and it also makes you look young. WHICH PERSON WOULD YOU LIKE TO ST YLE? Tilda Swinton WHAT IS YOUR ‘CAN’T DO WITHOUT’ ITEM? My working bag and my creativity DO YOU HAVE ANY RULES WHEN ST YLING YOURSELF? WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T AT ALL? Petticoats always work! I also like funny hats and red cheeks. What doesn’t work at all are camouflage fabrics, tattered jeans and this ragged street style, I just don’t get it. 2 – 3 SENTENCES ABOUT YOU
A loner with a keen eye for aesthetics, great attention to detail ... non-conform and fashion-obsessed; Passion for colours and a weakness for something special ... where others stop, my creativity only begins. DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS! Obsessed. Polarising. Imaginative. WHICH COLOUR WOULD YOU BE? Iridescent, changeable, shimmering, colourful... my surface would be like an optical illusion. Whereby the colours of my surface would change depending on perspective, light and state of mind. #extravaganza. WHICH PERSON WOULD YOU LIKE TO ST YLE? Boy George. WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL INSPIRATION? Travel inspires me. Fashion inspires me and, of course, my boyfriend Raphael Kräutergarten. When working creatively together, we really feed off each other’s energy. WHAT IS YOUR ‘CAN’T DO WITHOUT’ ITEM? A hat. IF YOU COULD EAT DÜSSELDORF, IT WOULD TASTE LIKE ... Raspberry cake and liqueur. 2 – 3 SENTENCES ABOUT YOUR PERSON
ROLF BUCK JOB STYLIST, SET DESIGNER, OWNER OF THE VASELINE CONCEPT STORE EDUCATION SAILOR PLACE OF BIRTH EGERSUND / NORWAY ROLFBUCK.DE
JENNY GOLD JOB STYLIST EDUCATION FASHION & COMMUNICATION DESIGN PLACE OF BIRTH BOCHUM NINAKLEIN.COM/JENNY
I always try to change my point of view, try to never “stand still”, to challenge my creativity over and over again, to start every day positively. For me, humour and a good mood are essential, and I cannot function without coffee. WHICH COLOUR WOULD YOU BE? Grey-black-light pink. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL ST YLE IN THREE WORDS? Scandinavian, purist, with a touch of Boho. WHICH PERSON WOULD YOU LIKE TO ST YLE? Sienna Miller. WHAT MAKES YOUR JOB SO SPECIAL FOR YOU? Always new challenges, new teams, new places and every day is wonderfully unregulated! HOW DID YOU COME TO BE A ST YLIST? After studying fashion design, it was clear to me that I wanted to become a stylist. I am glad that I can sew, but designing clothes from start to finish is hardly compatible with my impatience :) Finding, combining and rediscovering textile treasures is my passion. WHAT WAS THE FUNNIEST MISHAP THAT HAPPENED TO YOU ON A JOB? At my first underwear shoot, I had to explain to the male model that he had to put an entire loo roll in the back of his underpants, so he would sit better. 2 – 3 SENTENCES ABOUT YOUR PERSON
TEXT TINA HUSEMANN · PHOTOGRAPHY SABRINA WENIGER
I am Vera. I have red hair. DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS! Since I find it presumptuous to find the words myself, I asked people who just stood next to me during a production. Here are their uncensored answers: crazy, mean, cuddly, wild, bold, ready to fight, peaceful, unique, I’m transparent like vegan rice pudding. Chiselled out of hate. WHICH COLOUR WOULD YOU BE? Dark black and some days grey by Hans op de Beek. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL WHICH PERSON WOULD YOU LIKE TO ST YLE? I would ST YLE IN THREE WORDS? Hooligan, techno, geisha. like to style Donald Trump for a big press conference as Adolf Hitler. WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL INSPIRATION? Human kind and its incredibly many facets. Positive as well as negative. DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE L ABEL / BRAND? Vetements is ahead of the crowd. Because they hold a mirror up to the fashion industry. DO YOU HAVE ANY RULES WHEN ST YLING YOURSELF? WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T AT ALL? The silhouette always comes first. The second question: Fuck the rules, there are no rules. 2 — 3 SENTENCES ABOUT YOUR PERSON
VERA WITTHAUT JOB FASHION STYLIST, FASHION DESIGNER FOUNDER BLKAGENCY GMBH MENSWEAR BLOGGER TRAVIS THE BLOG EDUCATION FASHION DESIGNER PLACE OF BIRTH DATTELN VERAWITTHAUT.COM
PETRA KNOBL AUCH JOB FASHION EDITOR, STYLIST EDUCATION FASHION EDITOR PLACE OF BIRTH DÜSSELDORF
Tall, sunny, courageous. WHICH COLOUR WOULD YOU BE? Coral. WHICH PERSON OR PERSONALIT Y WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A COFFEE WITH? Campino. WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER? Tom Ford, Saint Laurent, Chloe. WHAT IS YOUR ‘CAN’T DO WITHOUT’ ITEM? Clothes rack with wheels. ARE THERE PLACES OR LOCATIONS IN THE CITY THAT INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR JOB? I love the new subway stations, especially the one at the stop Heinrich Heine Allee. Late in the evening, visitors of the opera and the old town encounter each other here. Because of the modern, bright architecture and the soft, spherical sounds, it seems like everyone is moving across a stage. DO YOU HAVE ANY RULES WHEN ST YLING YOURSELF? WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T AT ALL? That depends on how I am feeling and where I am going. Leopard print always works, black and dark blue too. Biker boots and Stan Smiths are all time favourites. But when spring begins I need vibrant colours. This season yellow and orange are my favourites. Bold patterns and black and white do not work for me. DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS!
WHERE TO … SHOP
Königsallee has long been the place of longing for German fashion lovers. Nowadays monobrand stores have taken over stretches of the sycamorelined boulevard. But don’t fret: A new wave of concept stores and carefully selected design-shops has blossomed in other parts of the city — you just have to know where to find these hidden treasures. FASHION CONCEPT STORES & MULTIBRAND STORES AFEW – STORE Limited editions and the most exquisite sneaker selection in town
Oststraße 36 40211 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte afew-store.com ANTHROPOLOGIE Cool & colorful fashion, shoes & accessories, home & furniture and beauty & wellness for her, opening in May 2018
Königsallee 78 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte anthropologie.com APROPOS THE CONCEPT STORE Luxury designer fashion, shoes and handbags plus a very special beauty department
Benrather Straße 15 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt apropos-store.com
FASHION CLINIC Art and avant-garde designer fashion by Dries van Nooten, Bernhard Willhelm, Rick Owens and many more
Grünstraße 5 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte fashion-clinic.de FORMIDABLE Wonderful furnished lingerie and accessories store
Ackerstraße 203 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern
BEYOND STUDIOS Mostly Scandinavian brands a huge selection of plants, jewellery, books and interior stuff
HAMMERMANN Colorful concept store selling fashion, accessories and gagdets for ladies
Stresemannstraße 8 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte beyondstudios.de
Lorettostraße 15 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk facebook.com/ conceptstorehammermann
BUTIK Feminine and progressive fashion, shoes and accessories for her
Ackerstraße 184 40235 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern butik-duesseldorf.de CHRYSTALL AM FÜRSTENPLATZ Fashion interior and vintage furniture plus cosy café
IAMYOURS Beautiful bridal concept store with dresses, shoes, jewellery and accessories
Stresemannstraße 3 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte iam-yours.de
Fürstenplatz 5 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt facebook.com/ chrystallfuerstenplatz
ELA SELECTED Avant-garde concept store for ladies and gents since 1977
Volmerswerther Straße 21 40221 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk ela-selected.com
IDENTITA ITALIANA Premium fashion, shoes and accessories for him and her from brands such as Patrizia Pepe, Marni, Woolrich and many more
Carlsplatz 22 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt identita-italiana.de JADES Colorful, fancy, edgy, punky and cool luxury designer fashion and accessories
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 53 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte jades24.com JIMMY & JO Fashion and accessories in a backyard
Schwerinstraße 21 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort jimmyandjo.de KAUF DICH GLÜCKLICH Scandinavian and French inspired fashion, accessories and shoes plus a small book and interior selection
Carlsplatz 4 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt kaufdichgluecklich-shop.de
PREGO Italian inspired, very puristic German clothing label for ladies. Plus: A beautiful selection of shoes, bags and accessories
Grünstraße 4-6 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte prego.de ROBERTA THE STORE Organic fashion and fair-trade goods
Nordstraße 71 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Derendorf roberta-thestore.de KLEIDSAM Selected pieces from different labels
Neusser Straße 123 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk kleidsam.eu LANGBRETT Clothing, art and energy for surfing and skating urban people
Ackerstraße 113 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern langbrett.com
MOMANIA Café, pâtisserie and concept store with carefully selected items
Drakestraße 2 40545 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberkassel momania-conceptstore.de PICK UP Iconic store for punk rock fashion, shoes and accessories
Kapuzinergasse 15 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt facebook.com/pickup78
SEVENS – HOME OF SATURN Shopping centre at the highest level coupled with an excellent gastronomic offer. On seven floors, many modern and international brands present themselves as well as one of the biggest electronic markets in Germany.
Königsallee 56 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Innenstadt sevens.de SOUQ Streetwear and sneakers for him and her
MA CABANE French concept store for clothing and home accessories
Mühlenstraße 4 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt souq-store.com
Achenbachstraße 132 40237 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal facebook.com/macabanedus
STYLEALBUM Online shop with an excellent selection of German and Scandinavian designers plus accessories, interior, beauty and gadgets
Bastionstraße 9 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt (until Summer 2018) stylealbum.com TITUS Legendary skateshop and streetwear
Benrather Straße 7 b 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt titus.de/shops/duesseldorf TUXEDO Fashion, accessories and beauty for her from carefully selected brands
Lorettostraße 35 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk tuxedo-style.com URBAN OUTFITTERS Cool fashion for her and him plus interior gadgets, books and vinyls
Schadowstraße 60 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte urbanoutfitters.com
EYEWEAR ACE + TATE Modern and stylish glasses from Amsterdam
MILIAN BY ANNETTE GÖRTZ Avant-garde fashion by German designer Annette Görtz and other brands such as Comme des Garçons, Yamamoto and Maison Margiela
Carlsplatz 3 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt aceandtate.com HESSE UND HOLLÄNDER Optician with modern styles from Cologne
Königsallee 33 40212 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte milian-duesseldorf.de
Ackerstraße 158 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern hesseundhollaender.de
OPTIK KITTEL Glasses and sunglasses from Germany and Europe
Nikolaus-Knopp-Platz 1 40549 Düsseldorf ∙ Heerdt optik-kittel.de
CARHARTT Classy work- and urban streetwear and accessories
Mittelstraße 16 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte carhartt-wip.com
VIU EYEWEAR Cool design glasses made in Switzerland, handmade in Italy and Japan
Benrather Straße 8 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt shopviu.de
LFDY Live fast, die young: Düsseldorf based streetwear brand
Ackerstraße 156 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern livefastdieyoung.de
MENSWEAR L’ATELIER MONSIEUR High-quality, affordable basics which stand out due to their quality and craftsmanship and not because of their brand name
Bilker Allee 14 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk lateliermonsieur.com THE BESPOKER Tailoring, interior and lifestyle for him
Wildenbruchstraße 41 40545 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberkassel thebespoker.de
MADEIRA DRIVE Rockabilly clothing and chopperpunk garage
CASUAL COUTURE DÜSSELDORF British streetwear brands presented in an English pub interior
Bahnstraße 48 40210 Düsseldorf ∙ Stadtmitte casualcouture.de
Augustastraße 25 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort madeiradrive-düsseldorf.de MANNS Store for water sports, cordage and accessories. Family business since 1845
DEARSIRS SCHUHWERK Classy welted shoes for him
Benrather Straße 7 b / entry Hohe Straße 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt manns-wassersport.de
Ackerstraße 107 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern dearsirs24.de THE GENTLEMAN SIDE A nice selection of men’s apparel made in Italy
Luegallee 130 40545 Düsseldorf ∙ Oberkassel thegentlemanside.com
MODLORD British concept store with fashion and accessories from the UK
Lorettostraße 6 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk modlord.net
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Ulenbergstraße 10 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk troedelmarkt-aachenerplatz.de MESSEPARKPLATZ P1
Stockumer Kirchstraße 61 40474 Düsseldorf · Stockum
VILLA OLIVA Beautifully selected vintage 50s fashion, accessories and furniture
BROKE Second-hand streetwear
MORITZ WENZ STUDIO Traditional manufacturing and timeless design products
Ackerstraße 155 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern shop.moritz-wenz.de
STUF|F – FINE GOODS “Soul made” fine goods for him and vintage furniture
Birkenstraße 40 40233 Düsseldorf ∙ Flingern stuf-f.com
UWE VAN AFFERDEN Menswear store, “atelier for corporate and interior design” and headquarter of internationally renowned magazine “The Heritage Post”
Lorettostraße 35 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk van-afferden.com
Tußmannstraße 5 40477 Düsseldorf ∙ Pempelfort brokebutrich.de
Bilker Allee 62 40219 Düsseldorf ∙ Unterbilk instagram.com/olivas_vintage
COUTURE 2ND Clothing, bags, shoes and accessories by Chanel and Hermès
VINTAGE PARADISE DÜSSELDORF Second-hand vintage fashion and accessories in a beautiful store interior
Hohe Straße 20 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Carlstadt couture2nd.de
Ulmenstraße 275 40468 Düsseldorf · Derendorf WEIBERKRAM
Wallstraße 27 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt vintage-paradise.info
PRETTY LUSH VINTAGE Former fashion store, now with a beautiful vintage selection for him and her mostly from US and England.
Kapuzinergasse 15 40213 Düsseldorf ∙ Altstadt facebook.com/ prettylushvintage STEWARDRESS VINTAGE COUTURE True vintage and designer clothing in a backyard
ULLI’S LEDERLADEN Iconic army shop and made-to-measure clothing
Wallstraße 37 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt
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MADE IN DÜSSELDORF: DÜSSELDORF BRANDS
Go local rather than global: why travel far when the best is often within easy reach? What’s better than discovering local brands, as well as supporting and promoting them — preferably far and beyond the city borders? We are proud to present the fashion capital’s latest, most innovative and exciting local designers and manufacturers in fashion, jewellery, accessories as well as food and beverage. ACCESSORIES
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734 SPIRITUOSENMANUFAKTUR Liqueur from Volmerswerth / Rhine Kilometre 734
bonvirage-clothing.com CANO SHOES Ethically and sustainably handmade Huaraches from Mexico
LAYDAY LAYDAY Apparel for relaxed days
STELLA ACHENBACH Fancy bags and legwear
ESDE BAGS Avant-garde leather bags and accessories from Düsseldorf
MADAME CHÊRI CHOCOLATE Chocolate manufactory
PUMPIN PANDA Fair, vegan and sustainable protein chocolate
ROSIE Vegan rose limonade made in Düsseldorf
schmittmann-korn.de SCHVARZ KAFFEE Local coffee roastery
ABB SENF Original Düsseldorf mustard, perfect souvenir
SOUL SODA Caffeine lemonade
BAAS WHISKEY Single malt whisky distilled at Uerige brewery in Düsseldorf
WODQA Seven times distilled and zero-fold filtered
GIN KLIPPENZIEGE Mate dry gin from Düsseldorf
SIEBENHAAR Bags with a modular system and exchangeable lining
SCHMITTMANN EDEL-BRENNEREI Original Düsseldorf distillery since 1818
stellaachenbach.com ESTE MUSE Premium legwear
LÖWENBLUT Original Düsseldorf herbal liqueur
HAPPY INGE Ginger shots based on grandma’s secret recipe! Super spicy, super delicious, super healthy!
KILLEPITSCH Herbal liqueur from Düsseldorf
FASHION ALEKS KURKOWSKI High-end menswear and womenswear – inspired by simple geometry and the passion for the colour black
THE BLOKE Custome-made suits for him and her
ELA SELECTED Concept-store for ladies and gents since 1977 with avant-garde fashion brands and store owner Gabriela Holscher’s very own collection
GALVAN LONDON Evening and party dresses worn by Hollywood stars and celebrities, made in Düsseldorf
IHEART Feminine clothing made from finest materials
LFDY Live fast, die young: Düsseldorf based streetwear brand
MARION STREHLOW Fashion designer from Düsseldorf – exceptional, without being intrusive, special, without feeling disguised
MIAKI KOMURO Japanese design handmade in Düsseldorf
NORMAN ICKING Atelier and shop with beautiful dresses by Düsseldorf designer Norman Icking
facebook.com/norman.icking SUZUSAN Japanese home and living design includes traditional Japanese textile finishing techniques
YODA Contemporary Japanese fashion brand based in Düsseldorf, the Japanese heritage is present in all pieces
JEWELLERY ALESSA JOSTEN Young contemporary jewelry designer located in Düsseldorf
ARIANE ERNST JEWELRY Young and enthusiastic jewelry designer based in Düsseldorf. The store is located in the lovely district Unterbilk
AYS — ART YOUTH SOCIETY The exquisite jewelry is designed in Düsseldorf and New York and made in Istanbul. Love and friendship always being present at the core of her designs
GOLPIRA — NO DIRTY GOLD is born from a desire to create unique jewelry from naturally formed gold nuggets. Golpira combines luxury, sustainable and unique handmade ﬁne gold jewelry, mixing bohemian aesthetics with classic references
JENNA BROMMER Jewelry with a mix out of punk, elegance and irony
PRIVAT SCHMUCK & ACCESSOIRES Jewelry made in Düsseldorf, including beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelettes and earrings. The small store is based in Düsseldorf Flingern-North
PUSH IT STUDIO Lettering and Illustration art by Tobias Saul, Igor and Katja Dekhtiarenko
RELATED BY OBJECTS Five female designers work with precious metals and unconventional materials, colours and textiles — focus on high-quality workmanship
KUCK JEWELLERY Playful handling of 24k pure gold in the form of fine, precisely crafted necklaces, pendants and bracelets with an outstanding design
INTERIOR HCK-INTERIOR HCK creats interior design for spaces, shops and homes
JASPER KONSTRUKTIONEN Creating modern and rustic looks from old to new kitchen designs
MARYVONNE WELLEN A dutch jewelry designer based in Düsseldorf
REDBEARD INTERIOR High quality furniture design by Max Grütering and Lennart Efsing
VAUST A Berlin-based, Düsseldorfrooted experimental interior design studio focusing on the manufacture of furniture-inspired objects and the development of contemporary spatial concepts.
WUUD Handcrafted wooden furniture
MAYA LEWERENTZ JEWELRY Custom made jewelry design based in Düsseldorf
MICHIKO SHIDA Handmade ceramics and timeless everyday dishes made by Michiko Shida
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Brian Storm Wim Wenders, Pharrel, Liam Gallagher and Frank Ocean, they all have received the royal treatment: an illustration by Brian Storm. It hasn’t done them any harm, on the contrary. Such illustrated and illustrious personalities only become more iconic in his works. The Düsseldorfer artist illustrates for magazines, fashion labels, ad agencies, festivals, record labels and the theatre. The repertoire of the illustrator and art director also includes logo design and typography. Like Stephan Lomp (p. 94), he works from Studio Rabotti. your style?
How would you describe the aesthetics of your illustrations?
Ideally full of contrasts. At first delicate, careful and quiet, but in the next moment completely full on, brash and loud.
Where do you find inspiration?
First and foremost I am inspired by music – preferably an eclectic mix. Punk, Hip Hop, Electronics, Country, Soul – there is always so much to discover that is inspiring and energizing.
Which one of your recent jobs did you enjoy the most? It’s difficult to decide since I particularly value the variety my job offers. A recent highlight was definitely the collaboration with my friends from the Morphoria Design Kollektiv. In order to welcome professional footballer Takashi Usami at Fortuna Düsseldorf, I was asked to design an illustrated poster.
Which artists or illustrators have influenced
Probably others can judge better what influences are eventually becoming part of my work. B esides numerous musicians, I am a huge fan of Anselm Kiefer, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Gian Galang.
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Was it ever an option for you to leave Düsseldorf? Why did you stay?
Sometimes I wish for some peace and quiet. A suburb of Düsseldorf would be fine because I enjoy living here very much. I appreciate what Düsseldorf offers in every respect – but in particular the creative scene and its cultural offerings... Last but not least, I can hardly imagine leaving my colleagues and our joint Studio Rabotti any time soon.
With whom, dead or alive, would you go for an Altbier in Düsseldorf?
Unfortunately I am too young to have been able to share a few Altbier with the punk scene of the Ratinger Hof.
What would you talk about?
Ideally we would listen to far too noisy music while drinking beer.
If you could eat Düsseldorf what would it taste like?
Caviar with ‚Sauerbraten‘ (braised beef, marinated in vinegar).
TEXT BARBARA RUSS · PHOTO LUKAS PIEL
NAME BRIAN STORM AGE 32 JOB ILLUSTRATOR AND DESIGNER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COMMUNICATION DESIGNER STORM-ILLUSTRATION.DE
Stephan Lomp How would you describe the aesthetics of your illustrations?
Stephan Lomp is an illustrator and graphic recorder. What is a ‘graphic recorder’, some might ask. Imagine life as a comic book. You are talking and a speech bubble appears in front of your mouth. You fall down and it goes Peng and Ouch and a cloud of dust appears next to where you fell. In short, somebody draws a story parallel to your life on an overlaying transparent sheet. Something like that. Only it happens at conferences or speeches — so more can be remembered.
Colourful, reduced, playful and a bit quirky.
Where do you find inspiration for characters and stories?
As a children’s book author (Catch me if you can, Mamasaurus, Wilfred and Olbert’s Totally Wild Chase etc.), the Düsseldorfer lets his imagination run wild with stories. His hidden object pictures are also so phenomenal that we simply had to have one in the magazine. As part of ‘Studio Rabotti’, he shares a workspace with six likeminded people where the rough reality has to remain outside — different laws and pure creativity apply here!
I find stylistic inspiration in old children’s books from the 50s to the 70s. It is astonishing to see how timeless some of these old works are. The acrylic illustrations by Alan Greé for example have similarities with modern vector illustrations, with the use of strong colours and brushstrokes. I would like to capture exactly this timelessness. Also a tour of the art academy can be inspiring. Maybe not directly for a children’s book but in order to get mentally away from work and to see what else is possible.
Why did you decide to create children’s books?
As an illustrator, I can have lots of fun again with drawing and thinking up of little stories. In contrast to commissioned work, I can create the books I would like to have read as a child.
What is the journey from the first inspiration to the finished book?
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I present some rough ideas to the publisher. Together with an editor it will be developed until we have a text and concept. And then the development starts. Usually first with little pencil drawings and later with colouring at the computer.
Which artists and illustrators have influenced your style?
For a long time, I was immersed in comics. I think the dark humour of Daniel Clowes and the quiet moments of Chris Ware have found their way into my first comics. The first ‘Mouk’ book from Marc Boutavant was an eye opener as well. It showed me that modern graphic design also has its place in children’s books. At a publisher’s party in London, I met Benji Davies who later became very famous with his book ‘Stormwhale’. He also has more of a graphic design background; he works at the computer but his work still has a handmade quality. I think I am walking this middle ground, too.
Was it ever an option for you to leave Düsseldorf? Why did you stay?
I have always kept the option open, the job situation was simply better here than elsewhere. By now, I don’t want to leave anymore because I appreciate to have a network of friends and colleagues here which I would have to establish again elsewhere.
TEXT BARBARA RUSS · PHOTO SABRINA WENIGER
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NAME STEPHAN LOMP AGE 44 JOB ILLUSTRATOR, CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GRAPHIC DESIGNER LOMP.DE
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WHERE TO … SHOP FOR KIDS
The beautiful, innocent world of children. When rummaging through the toys, dolls and diggers here, even grown-ups get excited and discover their inner child again. Lovingly decorated and well-equipped, these kids’ stores are well worth a visit and an adventure for big and small. We are happy to introduce for the first time: Düsseldorf ’s children’s stores.
Lovingly selected assortment for kids
Lorettostraße 36 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk sabas-shop.de SPIELSCHIFF
Huge selection of great toys
Kaiserswerther Straße 6 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort spielschiff.de SPIELWARENLADEN SCHAUSPIELHAUS Wonderful selection, mostly kids toys
Grafenberger Allee 341 40235 Düsseldorf · Grafenberg
Beautiful little shop for children
Online shop with self-designed and meticulously hand-sewn pieces made of old linen and cotton fabrics for kids and babys, made in Düsseldorf
Klosterstraße 66 40211 Düsseldorf · Innenstadt hoppetosse-bartels.de KINDER & KONSORTEN
Every cuddly pillow by kinder & konsorten is unique
Friedenstraße 42 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk kinderundkonsorten.de KINDER RÄUME
Wonderful furniture selection, as well as a wide range of textiles
Hohe Straße 28 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt kinderraeume.com
Colourful children’s shop with lots of wooden toys and lovely items
Belsenstraße 9 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel phantasalto.de PURZEL BAUM
Birkenstraße 84 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern purzel-baum.com
Königsallee 56 40212 Düsseldorf · Innenstadt truffleroom.de DIE WUNDERTÜTE
Children’s shop with kids clothing in a cosy atmosphere that invites to browse
Niederkasseler Straße 5 40547 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel die-wundertuete.de
Famous for the huge Blund stone kids and adult collection
Kapuzinergasse 22 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt instagram.com/unsere.bude CALINO
Exclusive and well selected kids clothing and shoes
TIM & LUCY
Lankerstraße 1 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel calino.de
Neusser Straße 119 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk tim-und-lucy.de
Colourful cosy store with great kids shoes and accessories
Fashion label from Düsseldorf with individual children’s clothing
Focuses on a wide range of natural textiles and toys for babies and toddlers
Special christening gowns and exclusive children's fashion
Tonies is a new fun audio system for kids – made in Düsseldorf !
Available at tonies.de
Lindenstraße 97 a 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern liger-lalo.de
BOOKS BUCHHANDLUNG GOSSENS JUNIOR
KLEIN ABER FEIN
Small and unique kids store with a colorful collection of very special clothing and accessories
Large selection of great children’s books
Luegallee 105 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel gossens-buecher.de
Ackerstraße 137 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern irishesse.de PETIT BATEAU
French brand with great quality and timeless children’s clothing
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 36 40212 Düsseldorf · Innenstadt petit-bateau.de
Our first me and all hotel is a declaration of love to the Düsseldorf feeling.
We focus on the city and its people, merging neighbourhood and local heroes. At me and all you won’t find anything we don‘t like ourselves. We have created cozy spaces for networking, travellers and non-travellers and homey living room events. Concerts and afterwork parties in a lounge atmosphere. Bar & kitchen tastings among friends. Art & culture from Düsseldorf. Workshops, meetups, standups! All served with an extra portion of passion in our lounge and a sensational view over the city.
me and all hotel düsseldorf | Immermannstraße 23 | 40210 Düsseldorf
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WHERE TO … BUY NICE THINGS
The key pieces of an apartment are what makes it special. It’s the attention to detail that transforms something ordinary into something extraordinary. Your own (design-) signature look. It is not a question of practicality but if you need to have it. There are places that inspire just that quest. To find them, it needs a keen eye and often determination. Whether you are looking for vintage furniture, design classics or Scandinavian home accessories – Düsseldorf is a true treasure trove!
Traditional products made in traditional manufactories plus a fantastic café, bakery and fromagerie
Steinstraße 4 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte manufactum.de RIKIKI. GRAFIK & PRODUKT. Amazing graphic design and design concept store
Hermannstraße 36 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern shop-rikiki.de SCHEE
Colorful silkscreen art plus cool design and interior accessories
Berger Straße 18 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt schee.net
Bendemannstraße 18 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte anmo-art-cha.com
Ackerstraße 159 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern the-golden-rabbit.de
Hermannstraße 24 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern awsum.de
Düsselstraße 52 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk thebirdwhotold.de
THE GOLDEN RABBIT
Ackerstraße 161 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern unterhaltung-lieblingsstuecke.de
Concept store for e-bikes and accessories
Design and graphic concept store
Unique gardening concept store with beautifully selected items
Beautiful gifts, favourite pieces and fashion for the whole family
THE BIRD WHO TOLD
Ackerstraße 191 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern diedruckbar.de
Wallstraße 35 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/ vaseline.duesseldorf
Japanese tea and art
Printer, graffiti and streetwear items
Mühlengasse 3 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt artservice-tube.de
Bizarre and colourful treasures, toys, accessories and interior stuff
BEAUTIFUL STUFF & DESIGN ITEMS
Well assorted art supply store right next to the Kunstakademie
HAB + GUT
Nice gifts, interior accessories and design products for both young and old
Neusser Straße 115 a 40219 Düsseldorf habundgut.com
Cool concept store for timeless classic products and papeterie from European manufacturers
Hohe Straße 6 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt selekteur.com TORQUADO
Japanese interior accessories
Immermannstraße 26 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte kyoto-japan.de
Interior and kitchen accessories
Benrather Straße 18-20 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt torquato.de
GIANT CYCLING WORLD Bikes and supplies
Herzogstraße 33 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt giant-duesseldorf.de SCHICKE MÜTZE
Bike repair, café and shop
Talstraße 22-24 40217 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk schickemuetze.de
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Tußmannstraße 63 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort butch.de CUCINA
Great selection of modern and traditional items for the kitchen
Benrather Straße 8 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt cucina-duesseldorf.de JASPER KÜCHEN
Kitchen planning and pretty things
Haroldstraße 14 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt jasper-kuechen.de
BOOKS ANTIQUARIAT KAMAS Antiquarian bookseller for old Düsseldorf books
Leopoldstraße 35 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte BOOKSTORE NIPPON Japanese bookseller
Immermannstraße 53 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte bookstorenippon.jis.de C.O.M. COMICS
Mangas, comic books and more
Oststraße 59 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte comcomics.de
DER BÜCHER OBER
Great book selection and some second-hand or remaining stock copies
Steinstraße 34 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte buecher-ober.de MAYERSCHE
Largest book store in town with books, magazines and gifts on five floors
Königsallee 18 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte mayersche.de GRAUERT
Best selection of international magazines and books, located in the main station building
Gift shop at the museum NRW-Forum with a great design book and magazine collection
Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 14 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte HEINRICH HEINE ANTIQUARIAT
Good sorted antiquarian bookseller in a historic building
Citadellstraße 9 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt heineantiquariat.de MÜLLER & BÖHM
Ehrenhof 2 40479 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort sodabooks.com VARIA VARDAR
Books and assorted goods
Schwerinstraße 6 40447 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort superschoen.de/varia-vardar
Book shop in the house of Heinrich Heine’s birth
Bolkerstraße 53 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt literaturmueller.de
A great selection of design, art, photography, philosophy, architecture books
In der Kunsthalle Grabbeplatz 4 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt buchhandlungwalther-koenig.de
FLOWER SHOPS BLOOMBOX Lindenstraße 150 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern bloombox-duesseldorf.de BLUMEN F.U.S.S. Oststraße 61 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte blumen-fuss.de
BLUMENHAUS AM HOFGARTEN Kaiserstraße 36 40479 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte blumenhaus-am-hofgarten.de CARLSPLATZ
One of the most beautiful and largest selection of flowers and plants – at various stalls
DORNRÖSCHEN Schadowstraße 11 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte dorn-roeschen.com PURE DÜSSELDORF Luegallee 104 Wilhelm Marx Haus 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel pure-duesseldorf.de FIORI Josephinenstraße 11 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte fiori-blumenstylisten.de LOVE YOUR PLANTS Brunnenstraße 7 40225 Düsseldorf · Bilk love-your-plants.com
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Scandinavian design and interior brand
MICHELS BLUMEN Bilker Allee 52 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk michels-blumen.de
Breite Straße 7 40213 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte bolia.com FARROW & BALL
Specialist for wallpapers and colour since 1946
TANNENDIELE Tannenstraße 15 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf facebook.com/tannendiele
Hohe Straße 37 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt eu.farrow-ball.com
WILD DAISY Oberbilker Allee 38 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt wilddaisy.de
Home accessories from Danish brands such as HAY, Menu oder OYOY
THE HOME STORY
Ackerstraße 209 40235 Düsseldorf · Flingern thehomestory.de
Great design centre with many different stores for interior, furniture and design classics
Grünstraße 15 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte stilwerk.de/duesseldorf URBANARA
German brand for high quality home and interior accessories
Hohe Straße 27 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt urbanara.de
Home accessories, interiors, lifestyle, gifts and everything that makes life more beautiful
Sophienstraße 1 40597 Düsseldorf · Benrath meinwohnsalon.de
PHOTOGRAPHY FOTO KOCH
Everything you need for photography
Schadowstraße 62 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte fotokoch.de
Home of the legendary Swiss design furniture brand
FURNITURE & INTERIOR 69 M2
Concept store for selected vintage furniture, gifts and design items, Scandinavian kidswear and records
Lindenstraße 186 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern 69m2.de BÄRWALDSON
Scandinavian design classics and interior accessories
Hermannstraße 64 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern baerwaldson.de
Antique shop and merchant of beautiful things
Bürgerstraße 4 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk marchand-interieur.de
Breite Straße 11 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt usm.com VITRAPOINT
Mendelssohnstraße 3 40233 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte neureich.net
Photography specialist and cameras
Schadowstraße 11 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte foto-leistenschneider.de
Huge selection of Vitra design classics and more
Speditionstraße 17 40221 Düsseldorf · Hafen vitrapoint-duesseldorf.de
Owner Frank has the best taste in choosing cool vintage furniture and design classics
On more than 1,300 sqm, you will find the most impressive collection of vintage furniture from nearly all decades you have ever seen
Friedenstraße 62 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk wandel-antik.de
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DISCOVER THE CAUDALIE BOUTIQUE SPA Transport yourself to the vineyards of Bordeaux in our exclusive Boutique Spa in Düsseldorf. Indulge yourself with a choice of our unique face and body spa treatments. Our Vinotherapists will help you select the treatment best suited to your needs. Book your treatment in our boutique or online on www.caudalie.com
BOUTIQUE SPA CAUDALIE Mittelstraße 11 (close to Carlsplatz) - 40213 Düsseldorf Tel: 0211 – 544 197 901 Montag – Samstag 10:30 – 19:00
BODY & SOUL
WHERE TO … RELAX
Mindfulness is currently on everybody’s mind. Escape the daily grind and take some time out. Even in a busy town like Düsseldorf, you can find many places for a little break to relax and recharge body and soul. A spa visit is almost like a minivacation. Treat and spoil yourselves! Here is our comprehensive list for a well-deserved rest in an oasis of calm.
Hairdresser and barber in a very cool interior
High tech natural cosmetics made from olive trees
Fürstenwall 37 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk facebook.com/friseurfavoriten
Grabenstraße 17 40213 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte oliveda.com
THE BOTANICAL BY R(H)EIN COSMETICS
Botanical beauty products from Düsseldorf
Hairstylist specialised on cut and colour
Steinstraße 34 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte Heavensgate.info
DR. HARRSEN BY R(H)EIN COSMETICS
Natural cosmetics and beauty care made in Düsseldorf, shop online at
Kasernenstraße 10-12 40213 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte aesop.com
Corneliusstraße 112 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt beautyandbeard.de
Bilker Straße 3 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt blublu-duesseldorf.de
Iconic Australian high quality beauty products
Tiny cosmetic department for women and men in a super cool industrial loft. Use of Dermalogica products
Hairdressing salon by stylist Alex Vegara Lopez
Lindenstraße 217 40235 Düsseldorf · Flingern npunkt-kosmetik.de
THE BEAUTY AND THE BEARD
High-quality care products and state-of-the-art treatment methods
NICOLA WEIDEMANN COSMETICS
Düsseldorf based make-up artist with own beauty product line
Adersstraße 48 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt nicolaweidemann.de
Coolest hairdresser guys in town
Stresemannstraße 42 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte stresemann.net
Star hairdresser with own organic hair care collection made from natural herbs
Achenbachstraße 131 40237 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal bailas.de
Tußmannstraße 70 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort marcbooten.de
Professional hair stylist for natural looks
BEAUTY BAR SPATACULAR
Stresemannstraße 28 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte maruo.eu
Concept store for natural, organic cosmetic products and beauty salon – 3 x in Düsseldorf
all addresses at spatacular.de CAUDALIE BOUTIQUE & SPA
French beauty products made from grapes and spa!
Mittelstraße 11 40213 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte caudalie.com
BODY & SOUL
Exclusive spa in unspoiled nature on more than 20.000 square meters
Schalbruch 210 40721 Düsseldorf vabali.de
For a relaxed heart, body and soul
BARBER SHOP CAPTAIN’S BARBER SHOP Careful, high quality styling with classical shaving kits
Lorettostraße 5 40219 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt captainsbarbershop.de CUT CORNER
Hair salon and barber shop – rockabilly interior
Karolingerstraße 1 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk cutcorner.de
HAGI’S BARBER SHOP
Haircuts and shaves by Hagi
Peter-Janssen-Straße 11 a 40237 Düsseldorf · Düsseltal herz-massage.de
Spa with treatments that appeal to all the senses
Am Bonneshof 30 a 40474 Düsseldorf · Stockum momentum-spa.de
KAWKLAI THAI MASSAGE
Traditional Thai massage
Brunnerstraße 36 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk kawklai-thaimassage.de MYSSAGE
Massages in a super-cosy atmosphere to feel well, relaxed and regenerated
Nordstraße 23 40477 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort myssage.de
Hotel with sky spa, sauna and pool
Immermannstraße 41 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte nikko-hotel.de
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Ayurvedic wellness spa and course of treatments
Reichsstraße 57, entrance Reichsgasse 40217 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk padmavatiwellness.de
Graf-Adolf-Straße 76 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte facebook.com/hgsbrbrshp LANGSCHMIDT
Barber shop and tattoo studio — only for men
Ackerstraße 107 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern langschmidt.eu
TÜRKISCHES HAMAM Original Turkish hamam for relaxation; separate ladies and gents days
Birkenstraße 41 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern hamam-duesseldorf.com
BESIDE THE AUTOBAHN TEXT MEIKE GLASS, THORSTEN SCHAAR · ILLUSTRATION BRIAN STORM · PRODUCTION DAVID HOLTKAMP
What will be the sound of Düsseldorf in 2020? Meike Glass and Thorsten Schaar present six bands of which we hope to hear much more in the future. Brian Storm of Studio Rabotti, an illustration collective from Flingern, has illustrated the local musicians exclusively for us. Düsseldorf has produced an astonishing amount of internationally acclaimed pop music over the past few decades — and extremely influential bands at that. Kraftwerk, of course, took the fast lane on the musical Autobahn in the 70s — complete with Düsseldorf license plates. Without these iconic pioneers of electronic music, techno would not have come to life twenty years later. At the end of the 1970s, the German punk movement formed on Ratinger Straße. Eventually, the band “Die Toten Hosen” emerged from that scene — still today the most successful rock band in Germany and honorary citizens of Buenos Aires. The vibrant melting pot of the Old Town contributed to the founding of exciting new groups. Legendary clubs such as Creamcheese, Ratinger Hof and Unique Club provided the necessary inspiration and served as a meeting places for musicians, DJs and organizers. Those who wanted to found a band and make music in Düsseldorf have always found fertile ground and sometimes even rehearsal rooms. With this heritage in mind, we wondered what could be the sound of our city in the near future. For a while, especially for bands making electronic music, hailing from Düsseldorf was difficult. Expectations were crushingly high when they were announced elsewhere as “heirs of Kraftwerk”, just because they happened to be from the same place. Today, Düsseldorfers are proud of their “robots”. The open-air concert at Ehrenhof for the start of the Tour de France 2017 is already considered historic. Recently, even the construction of a Kraftwerk monument was discussed, similar to the Beatles monument in Liverpool. In the meantime, the band scene has finally come unstuck. Never before have so many interesting projects faced their breakthrough as in 2018 — and this is by no means limited to electronic music! There are the “Joseph Boys” who have borrowed their name from the art world and posed for a famous photo in the cold water on the Königs allee last winter. Or the rock band “Love Machine”, whose gigs have long had to be relocated to larger halls in their hometown for growing crowd sizes — and who will inevitably set new hairstyle trends. We’re introducing 6 bands that could perhaps only have been born in Düsseldorf.
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If there was a section for ‘Best Up and Coming’, it would be headlined by WATT!. The Australian, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a beard styled in tribute to Horst Lichter, makes dreamy New Wave/Synth Pop Music, which sets the stage for his distinctive deep voice.
His lyrics are about love, Ampelmänn chen (the figure on the pedestrian traffic lights), the STASI and even the peloton of the Tour de France, complemented by hypnotising and dynamic electronic sound tapestries. WATT!’s music would be equally at home in Berlin or London, so why did Rob Keane decide to settle in Düsseldorf? Simply ... because of love. Actually, love twice over! He fell in love with a girl from Düsseldorf whilst studying music in Adelaide — and they are now married. Upon arriving in ‘the Dorf ’ he realised that the music that throughout his life inspired and fascinated him originated in exactly the city he had just moved to. When Rob is asked about his idols there is not a moment of hesitation: Kraftwerk, Conrad Schnitzler, NEU! In tribute to NEU! Rob even ‘borrowed’ the exclamation mark. So it does not really come as a surprise that WATT! is currently ready for take-off in Düsseldorf. It must be fate.
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The name of this punk band pays homage to Joseph Beuys, the quarrelsome artist with the felt hat. The sledge, which graced the first plate of the “Joseph Boys”, was a kind of bow to his installation “The Pack”, which Beuys first built it in 1969 at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. At its center: a VW bus and 24 wooden sledges produced in GDR. The band borrowed the sledge
symbol almost 50 years later and used it in a new context. Since then, they have referred to many Beuys quotes. The first LP, for example, was simply called “Fett” (“Fat”), written in capital letters. Beuys had once used five kilograms of butter for his famous “Fettecke” (“Fat corner”). The five musicians are not artists by profession, but work day-jobs as cameraman, commercial director, stagehand, occupational therapist and perfume developer. The musicians interpret their records as a Gesamtkunstwerk, which is why they are only released on vinyl and the packaging is made by hand. The first record was produced by screen-printing in a backyard of Birkenstraße in Flingern. The resident workshop “Oneofthem” is a cooperative with the mission to apply art to different materials. So, eventually, the Joseph Boys are all about doing everything themselves. Everyone is an artist — in their world this rings also true for the band logo, record covers and concert posters. The latest coup: The staging of their band photo. Dressed in white shirts, umbrellas and bowler hats, they went into the cold, dirty Düssel-water in the middle of the “Kö”.
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Long hair, long beards, wide shirts and fingers heavy with a thousand rings. If you have ever seen Love Machine live, it will be difficult to exile them from your memory. A live performance of the five piece equals a collective trance. Eyes closed, you dance and float through loop-
ing rhythms, percussion and drums drive you forward and a throaty, deep ’n’ gentle drawl carries you off into ‘cosmic worlds’. Love Machine really do have a unique sound. It could be called psychedelic music, but in reality there is a lot more to it. African and Latin American rhythms join, there are hints of Blues, Jazz Ameri cana and Krautrock. Love Machine are the well established favourites of the Düsseldorf music and creative scene — in fact, they are actively involved in creating and building this scene themselves, too. They organise and promote ‘Ritus’ at the venue Schlachthof (a former abattoir) in Derendorf, where they invite underground artists from all over the world. Last year they wrote and performed a score for the classic silent movie ‘Nosferatu’ for the Filmmuseum and they can often be seen at film nights at WP8. Love Machine illustrate perfectly that Düsseldorf consists of a lot more than just Kö and Altstadt. That is almost reason enough to love this band!
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In order to understand what Moglebaum means with ‘Organic Techno’, their self chosen music genre, you have to take part in a little accoustic experiment. Search online for the current album of the band (‘Grown Heart’) and click on the song ‘Slow Love’. Important: close your eyes for the next three minutes or so. In your mind a thousand images soon emerge. A scene from nature ... birds, sitting high up in trees, catching the sun on their beaks.
A gurgling stream, meadows green with moss and glimpses of the wide blue sky between the treetops. This is being brought to life by a power- and soulful voice. Flickering beats drive it forward and synth sounds along with a weaving saxophone bring it up, up towards the light. At the end of the song you can quite literally feel the morning sun on the tip of your nose and the sensation of having a deep understanding of the Moglebaum universe. This is what make this five piece band so special: they don’t only make music, but create an atmosphere which is set apart from the ordinary, every day world. They basically create an symbiosis between the electronic and the accoustic, technology and nature. So here is an idea: next time, before you’re going for a stroll through Grafenberger Wald or are out to see the shores of the Unterbacher See, download the album. Then find a cosy spot between some trees, switch your phone to airplane mode and enjoy some real nature in combination with a bit of Organic Techno. I promise, it’s a treat!
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When talking about BAR one does not only have to mention their concerts, in which they wear costumes by the Düsseldorf-based fashion designer Marion Streh low, but especially their video clips. Who else still produces music videos today that do not follow the rules of impatient YouTube users? The clips of BAR are a continuation of their music by different means. They are also a very aesthetic
matter, be it ‘Adios’ or ‘White Noise’, which could easily be exhibited at the ‘Julia Stoschek Collection’, the tuckedaway little gem for international video art in Oberkassel. It is also somewhat befitting the image of the city that singer Christina Irrgang is an art historian by day. Her partner Lucas Croon, the man with the synthesizer, actually belongs to the band ‘Stabil Elite’, which has in the past years oscillated between Krautrock, New Wave and Yacht-Pop. With their electro-pop, somewhere between Air, Propaganda and Kate Bush, BAR fits perfectly into the electronic heritage of musical Düsseldorf, which is permanently defined and redefined at Salon des Amateurs. By the way, the band name does not consist of three letters by chance. It pays homage to the band’s musical heroes Neu!, Can and DAF. Accordingly, BAR simply stands for ‘Band am Rhein’. Watching Irrgang/Croon at one of their concerts, you might inevitably be reminded of ‘Bakerman’ by Laid Back, at least when you’re old enough. The spirit of the 1980s also carries over to their work, and this, of course, that has a lot to do with Lucas.
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Carmen Brown is the tallest short woman of the city. The energy she carries onto the stage as a solo artist or as a singer of Gato Preto never fails to impress. Where to find her performing in town? Mostly at the KIT (Kunst im Tunnel / Art in the
Tunnel) Café. She is singularly responsible for people breaking a sweat and the guarantor of well-filled dance floors. Henry Storch, the Düsseldorf-DJ-legend who died much too early, released the debut album of Gato Preto in 2017 under his label Unique Records. Gato Preto have performed throughout Europe, in South Africa and Uganda. So, a Düsseldorfer record company getting the gig was a big surprise at the time. Gata Misteriosa is the new name Brown has given herself in this universe, and she and her musical partner, breakbeat producer Lee Bass, are known to European club audiences as an international flying circus. They describe their sound with the beautiful term ‘afrofuturistic’; Organizers speak of ‘Global Pop’ and the musicians would confidently agree to putting ‘Global Bass Traveler’ on their business cards. Their personal roots lie in Mozambique, Ghana and Portugal. But in Düsseldorf they have found their musical home.
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Elvir Omerbegovic TEXT BARBARA RUSS · PHOTOGRAPHY SABRINA WENIGER · PRODUCTION DAVID HOLTKAMP
He runs ‘Selfmade Records’, the most successful German hip hop label of the last ten years where rappers like Kollegah, Genetikk, Casper or the 257ers are or were under contract. With his new label ‘Division’, he is responsible for RIN who represents a new generation of German hip hop artists. He is also the ‘President of Rap’ at Universal Music Germany, his fashion label ‘Pusher Apparel’ is selling like hotcakes and he has a private collection of sneakers and sweatpants. What drives somebody like Elvir Omerbegovic? THE DORF met the 37 year old at his office in Düsseldorf.
“It is important to me that somehow something clicks when listening to an artist the first time. It is almost like falling in love.” greatest impact on me. Also, I listened to N.W.A and other Westcoast-artists a lot. However, the Wu Tang Clan was the first rap crew of which I was truly a fan. Funnily, in 2013 we recorded two songs with the clan members, with RZA and Method Man. They were almost all in our studio and office. In the evening, we somehow ended up at the Rudas club. I stayed in touch with GZA for a while because we got on really well. It was quite funny, even if by then they were (and still are) mainly cult figures.
THE DORF You grew up in a socially disadvantaged area in Mettmann, is it ok to describe it like this? ELVIR OMERBEGOVIC I grew up on a council estate in Mettmann. In Mettmann, there were three so called ‘ghettos’ — that means: all social housing, high percentage of foreigners, high unemployment — the usual factors. TD
Would you say that it had an impact on you, if so, how? EO Retrospectively, that isn’t so easy to say. There is only the one, subjectively perceived childhood. There was quite a lot of violence. I know a few people who grew up with me, some of whom went to prison for serious crimes. I witnessed stabbings and family tragedies, the flat beneath ours was once set on fire, for example. Later I went to grammar school in a ‘rich’ neighbourhood. There I realised that a different life is possible, less stressful and more positive. It was nice to see and offered new perspectives to me. It can make a child very anxious when parents lose their job. This contributed to me thinking: If I get the opportunity, I’ll work hard enough to make sure it doesn’t happen to me. I also got into sports early on — it was a good way to stay away from the troubles on the streets. How did you get into hip hop? EO I think I started listening to hip hop when I was 13 or 14 years old. Before that, I listened more to metal and punk, Slayer or the Ramones, also due to the influence of my older sister. Then came a Guns n’ Roses phase. Rock. Metallica, also harder stuff. And then came rap. ‘Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)’ was next to Notorious BIGs ‘Ready to Die’ one of the records that had the
What was the first record you bought? EO I think it was Guns n’ Roses ‘Appetite for Destruction’ or something from the Ramones. Other than that, I was rather recording songs from Yo MTV Raps on VHS and then taped them. I didn’t have the money to buy records all the time. Back then, there was a lot of good music, also because it was more difficult to get a record deal. Today, everybody has the opportunity to publish music. Qualitatively speaking, there is a lot of rubbish out there. I try to stay away from that, even though there is a lot of money in it.
And when did you discover German hip hop? EO That was a lot later. German hip hop was never really my thing because I was listening to more hardcore stuff. Until then, in terms of German hip hop I had only seen Fünf Sterne Deluxe and Bo on TV and that was definitely too shallow for my taste. In comparison to US rap, this was simply boring. Then I met Creutzfeld & Jakob personally and was surprised how good their music was. That was a turning point for me, when I thought:
of surface for projection. I like that the scene has more of a focus on atmosphere and music now. After 13 years, it did get a bit boring to always listen to technical rap. I think it is great that teenagers, the new generation, are shown it is ok to have emotions. It is ok to be sad. It is ok, even beautiful, to be in love. These emotional components were turned off for a long time. With RIN we have 50% of female listeners, that is more than double of what we had in the past. It is fun to listen to these raw emotions. But both have equal rights to exist.
It is possible to make good hip hop and rap in German. From then on, I accompanied them often. It was a bit the pendant to the East-Coast hip hop that I liked. I met Bushido via them who visited me at home with Philipp at some point. That was before we founded the label, so roughly in 2003. He had just published ‘Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline’ at Aggro Berlin. The record was very good and the visuals were amazing. TD What do you focus on more in German hip hop: on lyrics and flow or on beats and production? Could you determine what is more important for you? EO This is in a process of change at the moment. My acts vary hugely in that respect. In the past, it was a lot more important to me that an artist had an incredible ability to rhyme technically. Like Kollegah, with double meanings etc — real rhyme art. With Favorite it was the same. Then I pushed the technical rap. Even though in the ‘Berlin Phase’ it wasn’t all that important, it was all slightly more rough. It was more about funny or shocking content. Lyrically, I’d say, we were driving a Ferrari. This had a big influence on the scene and young emerging artists. As a result, it all became more technical. Nowadays, I enjoy not focusing on each word so much anymore but on offering a new kind
TD With RIN it is now similar to how it was with Kollegah, Casper or 257ers at the beginning, it is new and in Germany listeners are not always ready for something different, right? EO Not everybody has to be excited by our music. They don’t have to like what we do. We don’t have to please everybody. On the contrary. We make ourselves happy. I am not keen on ‘let’s find the common ground’ in my life. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to consume it. If you try to make everybody happy, you end up with Helene Fischer. My mum listens to Helene Fischer. I was with my mum at the Helene Fischer concert. It was really tough for me to endure that. We had our own suite, courtesy by the organiser. My mum hated that of course because she wasn’t close to the stage (laughs). Well, I was parking at the VIP parking lot and some fans somehow thought I was Florian Silbereisen (laughs). That was horrible. But hey, purely on a technical level, the performance and show were great. I cannot listen to that music for more than 3 minutes though. Never mind, mum was happy! TD
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How many people are working at Selfmade Records? EO The core team consists of four people. And then there is staff from Universal Music in Berlin, e. g. in distribution and other areas. Usually more than 20 people contribute to a project. But we make the records together with the artists and all the important decisions are made independently.
TD Division is a new label, with which you released RIN as well. Why did you found it? EO I did that because there currently is a generational shift happening in the hip hop business. Selfmade Records has its own fan base just like
Def Jam in the States. Selfmade is its own brand. I wanted to avoid for RIN to be immediately associated with that and create a new playing field.
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TD What exactly is your job at Universal as ‘President of Rap’? EO Universal and I have a joint venture. Aside from that, I am a consultant and my advice is sought for larger deals — with acts not related to Universal. TD
that somehow something clicks when listening to an artist the first time. It is almost like falling in love. Theoretically, you meet many potential partner and there are a lot of rational reasons why a partner would be great. But you either feel it, or you don’t. This is more or less how I sign acts. With the added advantage of being able to work on their careers as well. Regular A & Rs (Artists & Repertoire, the editorial part of a record label, note from the editors) at large record labels aren’t usually able to do that.
Don’t you get in each other’s way sometimes? EO In those cases, the faster one wins (laughs). However, it is often the case that I pick up the acts much earlier. For example, Kollegah didn’t have a record released yet, Casper had, I think, a mixtape out, and RIN also didn’t have an album released yet.
TD How do you come across those people? Do friends pass tapes on to you or is stuff send to you? EO That varies greatly. It is an advantage that our history speaks for itself. Young talents know our work of recent years and were fans themselves. TD
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How do you recognise a talent? EO That is difficult to say. There isn’t a set of rules. It comes down to instinct. It is important to me
How about some female talent? EO I would really like to work with a female artist. However, so far I haven’t come across a female rapper that has had this particular effect on me. She would have to impress just like a male artist has to. Then I would be up for it for sure. Nowadays, we could also work with crossover acts not only straight rap.
“No other German hip hop label has produced as many gold and platinum artists. This may be due to the fact that I didn’t have any money and simply couldn’t afford to fail.” TD
Was any of your artists ever a flop? EO No. Sure, there are differences in record sales. We are a record label that has an unusually high success rate. No other German hip hop label has produced as many gold and platinum artists. This may be due to the fact that I didn’t have any money and simply couldn’t afford to fail. That’s how it was: It simply had to work so we could finance the next record. For a number of years, we operated that way, from record to record.
What do you listen to in your own time? EO I actually listen to everything. A good song is a good song. I listen to very little electronic music. I don’t really get house, it is too soulless for my taste and I don’t take drugs. When working, I probably listen mostly to the Spotify playlist ‘Calm Vibes’. I also like to go to the opera. Metallica and Drake were the last non-work related gigs I went to.
How would you describe your personal style? EO Casual urban. I mostly wear sweats and sneakers. Almost always. Also because I exercise a lot. People look at me funnily, a number of times I was asked whether I was a footballer (not sure whether I should take that as a compliment). I don’t like to pretend, I go like this to clubs and to business meetings.
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seen. They were these from’ Back to the Future’, the self-tying ones, they cost 15 000 Dollar! EO Yes, you mean ‘Flight Club’ at Union Square or Stadium Goods in Soho. These are reseller stores. My shoe size is 13- that is a German 48. When you are looking for something particular, that can be a challenge. I recently bought the Adidas Futurecraft 4D Runner for 2000 Euro. Currently, there are only 9 sample pairs in the world. Well, they will probably become cheaper whenever they are on the market. But so far it is not clear when that will happen. TD How many sneakers do you have at home and what is your favourite one? EO I own more than 100 pairs. Most of them are Adidas Ultraboost 1.0. They have the best collaborations and design, many are by now super rare. Worldwide, there are 1500 pairs and in my size probably only 200. It is nerdy, because nobody on the street would get it and in the end, it’s only for yourself. However, it is definitely culture. Adidas disrupts the sneaker market with its technical innovations in particular. I am slightly frustrated because with this knowledge, I should have invested in the Adidas stock. It increased by 30 % last year. I only had the perspective of a fan and didn’t see beyond that.
WHAT IS CURRENTLY ON YOUR PLAYLIST / YOUR RECORD PLAYER?
FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS, I’VE KEPT LISTENING TO SHECK WES AGAIN & AGAIN
HIS SNEAKERS. SW When I was in New York, I was at a fancy sneaker store, they had the most expensive sneakers I had ever
Kaspar van de Water Kaspar van de Water is the brain behind Callshop Radio, a radio station, that is on air since April 2017. Together with Fernando Diaz, he founded the radio station following the example of independent online stations like NTS Radio and Red Light Radio from London and Amsterdam respectively. A key aspect for the founders was to achieve the greatest possible freedom in creating the shows. They develop the programmes themselves but also invite others to collaborate. For a while it was difficult to find a suitable studio. But at long last, the musician, who also plays saxophone and works as a DJ, found one in the backyard of the ROOOOOM, an interdisciplinary community of galleries, studios, offices and workshops, nearby Worringer Platz.
What is the difference of Callshop Radio from other radio stations?
In comparison to other regular, commercially operated radio stations, the Callshop Radio is certainly distinguished by the diversity of the programme. There are no playlists that are endlessly on repeat. By daily changing guests, we rather try to support and play a wide range of music. If you compare Callshop Radio to other online radios, I’d prefer pointing out the similarities. Whether it’s Dublab, Radio 80000, LYL or Red Light Radio, they all care greatly about music and the bringing together of music lovers who think along the same lines. I am excited by their motivation to work together and by the comparatively little importance of competition.
What does a typical day at Callshop Radio look like?
The day gets usually off to a late start. Shows are Tuesday to Friday from 9 pm. The radio has found its home in the backyard of the ROOOOOM. That means, aside from DJs who record a show, you meet freelanced artists, graphic designers, tattoo artists and writers. Quite often we discuss the next joint projects during a radio show. However, there is a lot to do for the Callshop besides the evening shows. Shows need to be edited and uploaded, the programme for the coming months needs to be planned and curated, events prepared, the website updated etc etc etc.
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Which artists have influenced your taste in music the most?
There isn’t only one taste in music. I started to engage with music intensively 10 years ago when I joined the band Mighty Mammut Movement as a saxophonist. Back then the focus was on hip hop and reggae. Jay Dilla, Ini Kamoze and the whole melting pot music from Cologne was and still is exciting. As part of Markant, I came across electronic music. I quickly discovered that there isn’t just one direction in music. I remember a set by Orpheu the Wizard and Tako in the Salon des Amateurs that inspired me to investigate current music as well as the music of the past 40 years. Düsseldorfer labels like Aiwo of TFGC also shape my music taste. Overall there are very many influences!
Where do you find new music?
I listen to many radio shows on the internet, LYL Radio, NTS, nowadays there is a large offer available. Obviously, I also still check out the classic sites like Discogs. When I am out and about in other cities, I really like to go to record stores. It is a lovely way to discover a city.
Was it ever option for you to leave Düsseldorf? Why did you stay?
There were always reasons not to leave town. First the band, then Markant, now Callshop Radio and last but not least my studies. However, I am not ruling out looking for adventures elsewhere at some point. The planning for a Callshop station in Paris is currently in its early stages.
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NAME KASPAR VAN DE WATER (WITH CO-FOUNDER FERNANDO DIAZ ON THE LEFT) AGE 25 JOB STUDENT / CURATOR CALLSHOP RADIO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION MEDIA BUSINESS CALLSHOPRADIO.COM
WHERE TO … FIND VINYL
A comeback is on the horizon. Vinyl is back and collectors are on the rise again. There are more opportunities to purchase records now, whether at record stores, fairs or exchanges: in these digital times, the good old vinyl represents more than just music. It’s something tangible in your hands that can be experienced with all senses. Therefore it is hardly surprising that Düsseldorf will get its own vinyl press facility in the near future where records from small bands and labels will be produced! An acoustic revelation. Happy listening! RECORD STORES A&O MEDIEN
Huge selection of new and old records
Schadow Arkaden, 1st floor, Schadowstraße 11 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte aundo-medien.de
Record store in Unterbilk focused on electronic music
Bilker Allee 174 40217 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk fundus-records.com
Jazz, soul, funk and hip hop vinyls plus other nice (merch) stuff
FUNDUS RECORD STORE
Ackerstraße 53 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern beatretreat.de
Large selection from Blues and Funk to Soul, Disco, Indie, Jazz and Reggae
New and second-hand records
Brunnenstraße 22 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk facebook.com/heimindustrie
One of the last original record stores in town
Wallstraße 21 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt hitsville.de
Düsselthaler Straße 2 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte rainking-recordstore.com
69m2 concept store with a small record collection by Slowboy Records
Lindenstraße 186 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern slowboy.de VINYLWERK
New record store with EBM, Electro and more
Ackerstraße 61 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern facebook.com/vinylwerk
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These places have stories to tell. Often frowned upon but still dearly loved. Things get a bit more excessive and wilder here than in other pubs. The ceilings and lighting are low and if only their walls could talk… Here, in a laid-back atmosphere everybody can unwind and leave decorum behind. It’s like being in your own living room. The ‘Spelunke’, there are not many of its kind left, it is almost like an extinct species. So you better go soon and visit one of these old school bars that our (grand-)parents already told legendary stories about. Have fun and dive in.
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WHERE TO … DRINK
An evergreen and true gem in the (often dirty) old town
This scene experienced a real revival in recent years. There is a huge variety of new bars and pubs nowadays. In addition to the legendary breweries in the old town, there are many stylish bars offering a great selection of drinks for the discerning customer. The atmosphere on the streets can be a bit carnival-like and noisy. But once you navigated your way through the crowds, you’ll enjoy an Altbier or exquisite cocktail (or two) even more. Here is a selection of our current favourites.
BARS BAR ALEXANDER
Classy wood-panelled bar with a huge selection of drinks and “cocktail flights”
Düsselstraße 71 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk bar-alexander.com BEUYS BAR
Stylish bar dedicated to Joseph Beuys
Neubrückstr. 2 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt beuys-bar.com BOOTHBY’S BAR
Classic bar, a tribute to American bartender William Thomas Boothby
Hüttenstraße 44 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt facebook.com/boothby.bar
Kurze Straße 12 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt ELEPHANT BAR
Sixties interior and a beautiful marble bar, cool music and drinks
Kurze Straße 3 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/barelephant
Fine cocktail bar with Cuban touch, pays tribute to the most famous Cuban drink – the mojito
Hammer Straße 29-31 40219 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk mojitos.net
Scheurenstraße 5 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt
Ackerstraße 109 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern pechmarie-goldmarie. eatbu.com
A classic: One of the best and classiest bars in town, near the main station
Relaxed neighbourhood cocktail bar
Fine wines, cocktails and tartes flambée in a shabby chic interior
Kurze Straße 2 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt BAR COLETTE
Cosy, simple and classic club bar
Oberkasseler Straße 79 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel facebook.com/barcolette
Delicious wines from all over the world and small dishes
Benrather Straße 6 b 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt galerie-am-karlplatz.de
Wine bar serving wine, snacks and coffee next to the Kunstakademie
GALERIE AM KARLPLATZ
Eiskellerberg 1 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt eiskellerbar.de
DIE BAR IN DER SPOERL FABRIK Cosy hidden bar in the backyard next to Restaurant Spoerl Fabrik
Tußmannstraße 70 40477 Düsseldorf · Derendorf restaurant-spoerl-fabrik.de
Cosy wine bar with flair
Gartenstraße 28 40479 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort wein-rheinton.de SIR WALTER
Currently one of the most popular spots in town: Arty, cosmopolitan interior; during the week a classy bar, on the weekend a more clubby atmosphere – come early!
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 12 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/sirwalterbar
BRAUEREI ZUM SCHLÜSSEL
Traditional Altbier brewery since 1850 with a beautiful terrace in the heart of the oldtown
Bolkerstraße 43 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt zumschluessel.de
PUBS EM PÖÖTZKE
Historic jazz pub with live music
Mertensgasse 6 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt em-poetzke-jazz.de ENGELCHEN
An institution in the old town – dirty, loud and rock ’n’ roll!
BRAUEREI SCHUMACHER Traditional beer culture and Rhenish cuisine in the really cosy original building of Düsseldorf ’s oldest Altbier brewery
Tiny bar with 1950s interior and great cocktail creations
Collenbachstraße 57 40476 Düsseldorf · Derendorf squarebar-duesseldorf.de BAR STUDIO 1
This one is a bit different – cosy but slightly creepy interior, nice music and diverse people
Jahnstraße 2 a 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt barstudio1.com
Rustic, but elegant interior and hand-picked selection of international wines
Wielandstraße 54 40211 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort wyno-weinhandel.de
Oststraße 123 40210 Düsseldorf ·Stadtmitte schumacher-alt.de UERIGE
Traditional brewery offering Rhenish dishes in the heart of the old town. Best place to enjoy a cold Altbier outside
Berger Straße 1 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt uerige.de FRANKENHEIM
Frankenheim brewery’s original company building. Enjoy the delicious Rhenish and German cuisine
Wielandstraße 16 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte frankenheim-ausschank.com
Rhenish cuisine and homemade Altbier
Ratinger Straße 28 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt fuechschen.de KÜRZER
Düsseldorf ’s latest Altbier brewery
Kurze Straße 20 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt brauerei-kuerzer.de
Kurze Straße 15 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt
Classic pub in Oberkassel, tiny inside but with a beautiful leafy outdoor terrace
Düsseldorfer Straße 82 40545 Düsseldorf · Oberkassel PITCHER
“Rock ’n’ Roll Headquarter Düsseldorf ”: pub with weekly live concerts, poetry slams and many more events
ET KABÜFFKE KILLEPITSCHSTUBE Tiny historic pub and home of the legendary Killepitsch schnaps
Flinger Straße 1 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt FORTUNA ECK
Cult corner pub with live punk music and events
Hoffeldstraße 93 40235 Düsseldorf · Flingern fortuna-eck.de HOLY CRAFT BEER BAR
Oberbilker Allee 29 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt pitcher29.com
O’REILLY’S IRISH PUB
Our favourite pub for watching football games: Good food, nice and international people and karaoke nights on the weekend!
SCHAUKELSTÜHLCHEN Cozy cult pup in the heart of the Altstadt
Kurze Straße 18 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt schaukelstuehlchen.de
Mutter-Ey-Straße 1 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt oreillys.com
Pub with Greek food and Füchsen Altbier – perfect for watching F95 football games
Birkenstraße 46 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern schmalbauch.de
The first craft beer bar in Düsseldorf with more than 100 different beers from Germany and around the world
Liefergasse 11 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/ holycraftbeerbar
KREUZHERRENECKE Legendary pub at Ratinger Straße and former home to many famous artists such as Beuys. Must-try: “Salmiaki”, their famous licorice Schnaps
Altestadt 14 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt kreuzherrenecke.info
A true daydream (“Tagtraum”) – legendary bizarre neighbourhood and artist pub
Kronprinzenstraße 69 40217 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk ZUM GOLDENEN EINHORN
Casual cult pub with a courtyard and a wooden bar serves breakfast, bistro dishes, cocktails and giant cakes!
Ratinger Straße 18 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt einhorn-duesseldorf.de ZUR UEL
The history of this brewery can be traced back to the 18th century
Ratinger Straße 16 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt zuruel.de
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WHERE TO … DANCE
“All night long”. Yes, you can dance the night away in Düsseldorf. The local club scene is small but vibrant. Whether you get the evening going with an Altbier or a drink at a trendy bar, come midnight there a number of great places where you can get your groove on. Party hopping is also fun since most places are within easy reach of each other. Whatever you do, you should definitely swing by the Salon des Amateurs. It recently was voted as one of the best 20 nightclubs worldwide. Let the music play …
Legendary stage venue for live punk rock music
Kiefernstraße 23 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern ak47-dusseldorf.com BOUI BOUI BILK
Urban location in a former screw factory presenting various markets, events and parties
Suitbertusstraße 149 40223 Düsseldorf · Bilk boui-boui-bilk.de
Loud, crazy and dirty parties in the heart of the old town
During the day it is a café with the most beautiful view on the Rhine. In the evening various parties and live music by artists from all over the world take over.
Mertensgasse 8 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt dascube.de GOLZHEIM
Mannesmannufer 1 b 40213 Düsseldorf · Carlstadt kit-cafe.com
Electro, hip hop, dancehall nights in the club under the bridge
SALON DES AMATEURS
Already a legend: The ultimate place for sophisticated music. Arty people and interior next to the Kunsthalle
Sudermannstraße 41468 Neuss · Uedesheim kiesgrube.net
Alternative club in the basement with indie, pop, 50s, 60s, funk and reggae on Fridays; house, trap and techno on Saturdays and sometimes live music
CLUBS & VENUES
Legendary open air club with the biggest international names in electronic and techno music – from April until September
Uerdinger Straße 45 40474 Düsseldorf · Golzheim golzheim.is KASSETTE
Cosy bar with sophisticated live music by various international artists
Flügelstraße 58 40227 Düsseldorf · Oberbilk die-kassette.de
OH BABY ANNA
Tiny club for electronic music with outstanding light installation and sound quality
Andreasstraße 11 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/ohbabyanna
Grabbeplatz 4 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt salondesamateurs.de SCHICKIMICKI
Neustraße 51 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/schickimicki
Pretty new club for house and techno with an international top line-up
Mertensgasse 2 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt silq-club.de SIR WALTER
Currently one of the most popular spots in town: Arty, cosmopolitan interior; during the week a classy bar, on the weekend a more clubby atmosphere – come early!
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 12 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt facebook.com/sirwalterbar STONE IM RATINGER HOF
Indie, rock, punk and alternative music at the legendary halls of famous Ratinger Hof
Ratinger Straße 10 40213 Düsseldorf facebook.com/ stoneimratingerhof THE TUBE
Punk rock, indie, alternative, brit pop, electro, hip hop, ska, rock’n’roll and live music in the heart of the old town
Kurze Straße 9 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt the-tube-club.com
Alternative live music and event location with readings, concerts and parties
Fichtenstraße 40 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern zakk.de
HAUT & KNOCHEN
Exciting open airs and wild nights at ever-changing locations with the focus on deep and tech house and techno
MUSIC & PARTIES BAKA GAIJIN
Electronic club nights in various locations and cities
Electronic parties at different locations in town
Join a little Monday old school hip hop party at different locations
facebook.com/ boomboxblazinmondays BRIXTON INVITES
Irregular electronic parties at unusual places such as Carlsplatz or Fischmarkt
facebook.com/brixtoninv CALLSHOP RADIO
Callshop Radio is an online radio station based in Düsseldorf. It’s broadcasting live shows of all different kinds of music since 2017
Dance parties focusing on electronic diversity
facebook.com/ district4duesseldorf ETEPETETE
Electronic club nights
Eclectic waves and future beats
RITUS UNDERGROUND SHOWS
Psychedelia, kraut, wave, drone, ambient and avant-garde
THEMES FOR GREAT CITIES
Düsseldorf based record label throwing parties from time to time, not only at Salon des Amateurs
OPEN AIR @ VIERLINDEN / GOLDMUCKE
Legendary soul & funk label Unique Records is hosting random parties and live music events
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House and techno events in Düsseldorf and its surroundings
When the “beach pirates” throw their legendary (outdoor) parties, nearly the whole Düsseldorf party crowd is coming facebook.com/
From the 22nd of June until the 8th of September “VierLinden Open-Air” presents concerts (GoldMucke), cinema, dance and lots more. Live on stage and open air, of course
Huge electronic festival by the organizers of Awakenings and Time Warp festival
Acoustic Festival takes place twice a year (January and August) and celebrates non-electronic music. Instead, you’ll find folk, pop and rock
wepresentconnect.com DIE DIGITALE
Festival for digital art and music
It’s all about piano music – curated by Düsseldorf-based Oscar nominee Volker Bertelsmann aka Hauschka.
One of the biggest culture festivals in the area. Concerts, theatre and circus performances await the guests of this event.
Live music, flea market and good vibes under the bridge: The name says it all. It’s a street party. In Golzheim. And it’s free
facebook.com/golzheimfest JAZZ RALLY
25 years already! Jazz musicians and jazz lovers alike make the yearly pilgrimage to Düsseldorf for this institution of a festival
An open-for-all festival for original music. Held in cafés, pubs, shops and living rooms. Everyone can host and participate
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The coolest three-day festival for intelligent pop music in town. Part of the concept is to bring pop music to different locations, like for example a church or a congress center, throughout the city
new-fall-festival.de OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL
The best one-day open air music festival in town, maybe in Germany, hosted at the horse racing track in Grafenberg
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T H E M AG — T H E R EL E A S E PA R T Y NO.1 Wow! What a perfect evening! In June 2017 we celebrated the release of the very first issue of our print magazine THE DORF · THE MAG # 1 at NRW-Forum. Nearly 300 guests celebrated under the bright blue sky on the museum terrace. We would like to thank all guest for coming and for the wonderful evening with refreshing parrot drinks by Cio-Cider, music by Kashiel from Callshop Radio, sound from Tontaxi.de, delicious Smöre bröd from Pong and yummy ice cream from the Ghirloni Eismanufaktur.
A big thank you also to Düsseldorf Tourism and Tourism NRW, who supported the magazine as part of the Urbanana project. And of course to the entire THE DORF team, the most magnificent team in the world! Melanie Zanin has captured the evening in beautiful pictures — we hope you enjoy it! Watch out for Release Party No. 2 in May 2018!
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WHERE TO … SLEEP
Long gone are the times when a hotel room was synonymous with depressing blandness. Nowadays there is a great array of exciting, individual and innovative hotel concepts available. After spending a hectic day in the city, whether for work or leisure, it feels good to return to your home from home to unwind and relax. Maybe even with a nice drink at the bar. Here is the list of our favourite places to stay.
Königsallee 11 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte capellahotels.com BURNS ART & CULTURE
BURNS Art hotel is located in a building from 1890. With its renovated stucco facade it offers a great atmosphere among history, architecture, design and art.
Stephanienstraße 6 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte hotel-burns.de
The romantic, family-run boutique hotel owns a beautiful secret garden with swimming pool. The restaurant serves delicious Wiener Schnitzel and international dishes.
For more than 200 years, the Breidenbacher Hof has been the contact point for luxury and hospitality in Düsseldorf. The brasserie “1806” pampers the guests with European cuisine and all other wishes are taken care of with passion. Drink some crazy cocktails in the Capella Bar!
Karl-Kleppe-Straße 20 40474 Düsseldorf · Golzheim ashleysgarden.de
25HOURS DÜSSELDORF (opening in Summer 2018)
Düsseldorf is the selected location for the new 25Hours hotel “Das Tour”. The stylish hotel combines French flair and the German art of engineering with a spectacular view over the city. Located right next to the river Rhine, it’s the perfect spot for a short trip to Düsseldorf. Visit the French rooftop bar and restaurant!
Louis-Pasteur-Platz 1 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte 25hours-hotels.com
DÜSSELDORF MITTE BY AMANO GROUP
Comfort and design are the focus here: Whether it’s a turquoise elephant walking down the hall, giant peacock feathers on the wall or a koi carp swimming across the ceiling – visitors can discover all of that. No matter if you are here as a tourist or on a business trip.
Graf-Adolf-Straße 60 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte amanogroup.de/de/hotels/ duesseldorf-mitte INTERCONTINENTAL KÖNIGSALLEE
Indulgence and comfort are the focus in the elegant rooms and suites as well as in the fifty nine bar. The adjoining health center also offers massages to relax from the buzzing city right outside the hotel.
Königsallee 59 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt duesseldorf.intercontinental.com
MAX BROWN MIDTOWN
Super cool design interior, record player in each room and a cute little bar. Max Brown Midtown is located in the heart of Düsseldorf ’s Japanese quarter and Düsseldorf ’s shopping streets.
Kreuzstraße 19 a 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte maxbrownhotels.com ME AND ALL HOTEL
Think global, act local: me and all hotel involves local creatives and artists in its concept. That’s why the sky bar located on the 11th floor often offers readings, dj music or live music. The puristic, elegant rooms with a Japanese twist allow a fantastic view over the town and the Immermannstraße.
HENRI HOTEL (opening Fall 2018)
The new boutique hotel houses 79 studios in a 1960s former office building. With the „in-house kitchen“ and the cosy lounge, a feel-good atmosphere is created that feels like as staying with friend at home.
Am Wehrhahn 86 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte henri-duesseldorf.com HOTEL FRIENDS
This boutique hotel doesn’t really look nice from the outside, but inside it offers real treasures: A beautifully designed bar in the look of a 70s school and individual rooms such as the James Bond or Sherlock Holmes room. Art gallery in the basement
Worringer Straße 94-96 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte hotelfriends.de
Dutch design competence: THE FRITZ is a super-cool designed boutique hotel which is rare to find in Düsseldorf. The hotel-own restaurant “FRITZ’s FRAU FRANZI” combines casual elegance with Benjamin Kriegel’s and Robert J. K. Kranenborg’s superior level cuisine.
Adersstraße 8 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt thefritzhotel.de HYATT
Yes, we know, Motel One Hotels look pretty similar in every city. But: The hotel is pretty new and you get good value for money with a cute bar and a central location right next to the main station and Düsseldorf ’s best Japanese restaurants and venues.
Immermannstraße 54 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte motel-one.com
If you want to meet some Hollywood stars or the German national football team, this is the place to be. The 5 star hotel offers a stunning view on the Rhine river and Düsseldorf ’s skyline. The really huge and absolutely fantastic brunch during the weekends is not a bargain, but worth every cent! Plus: Enjoy a drink at Hyatt’s futuristic Pebbles bar.
Speditionstraße 19 40221 Düsseldorf · Hafen dusseldorf.regency.hyatt.com
Immermannstraße 23 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte duesseldorf.meandallhotels.com
Fancy joining an authentic Japanese dinner and go for a karaoke session afterwards? Then this is your place. Located in the heart of Düsseldorfs Japanese quarter, it’s perfect for discovering the city. Plus: The indoor rooftop spa with swimming pool not only offers you a perfect skyline view, but also deepest relaxation.
Immermannstraße 41 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte nikko-hotel.de
RUBY COCO HOTEL (opening Summer 2018)
Everything is in the name of fashion at Ruby Coco Hotel. The name is inspired by the iconic designer Coco Chanel. Located right next to the Königs allee, it’s perfect for a shopping trip. The interior of the public areas of the hotel is designed in ‘Parisian chic’ with elements of the 20s and 30s.
Steinstraße 13 40212 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte ruby-hotels.com
RUBY LENI HOTEL (opening Winter / End of 2018)
The second Ruby Design Hotel in town will be welcoming guest in it’s 166 brand new rooms with luxury and laid-back comfort at the same time. Located in Friedrichstadt it’s a perfect starting point to get to all great places in Düsseldorf.
Jahnstraße 3 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt ruby-hotels.com
STAGE 47 HOTEL
The hotel is located right next door to the Savoy theatre – maybe that’s why the 27 luxury and spacious suites and rooms are named after famous artists.
Graf-Adolf-Straße 47 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte stage47.de
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EVENTS & VENUES
DÜSSELDORFER SPITZENKÖCHE Twice a year, Düsseldorfers and visitors get the chance to try some of the country’s best chefs’ menus at a fraction of the costs.
duesseldorfer-spitzenkoeche.de PUBLIC FESTIVAL
KARNEVAL It’s kinda hard to explain. You’ve got to see it for yourself. Wear a costume, though.
Editor’s choice Small-talk, events & other stuff FOOD
FISCHMARKT A beautiful location, right by the river. On eight Sundays per year (April – November), the Fischmarkt brings not only fish, but also food and wine from all over the world to (sun-)hungry Düsseldorfers.
TNRWDI The NRW Design Issue brings together fashion and art – with events in several galleries.
BÜCHERMEILE Get carried away by an endless stream of books along the Rhine promenade.
duesseldorf-altstadt.de PUBLIC FESTIVAL
JAPAN TAG A celebration of all things Japanese (and a lot of Cosplay) that ends with a grand finale of fireworks over the Rhine.
PROWEIN GOES CITY The B2B-trade fair ProWine spills over into the city. Perfect timing for wine tastings, trying special wine menus, cooking courses or vinophile parties.
START-UP WEEK DÜSSELDORF It’s all about the internet: Meet the most interesting start-up companies in town at more than 100 events. Network, baby!
FRÜHLINGSERWACHEN Late night shopping in Unterbilk: Discover the shops and restaurants on and around Lorettostraße.
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL More than 80 craft beers from Germany, Ireland, the UK and the US.
FLORAPARKFEST A treat for everyone, especially the kids. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the first summery days.
DINER EN BLANC Wherever it will be held this year (the location is always revealed last minute for this civil-disobedience-foodieevent) — don’t you dare come dressed in any other (non-)color than white!
PARKLIFE Have a little picnic in the park, meet some people and enjoy good music and food! Enjoy the summer in parks all over town.
OPEN SOURCE FESTIVAL CONGRESS 2018 “Open Minds. Crossing Ideas. New Reflections.” Conference with international speakers from different creative businesses, part of the Open Source Music festival
FRANKREICHFEST Our neighbours to the west are famous for their “savoir vivre”. We Düsseldorfers steal that once a year and take it to the Rhine.
LANGE TAFEL AM RHEIN The restaurants along the Rhine (and from the rest of the Dorf ) all work together to provide this “long table” with food and drinks. LITERATURE
DÜSSELDORFER LITERATURTAGE & BÜCHERBUMMEL AUF DER KÖ Listen up, bookworms! It’s all about the written word at these two events.
META CONFERENCE — EXPLORING DIGITAL CREATIVITY A conference on digital art, culture and creativity.
RHEINKIRMES Düsseldorf ’s Oktoberfest. Only in July. And better. Don’t miss the legendary “Pink Monday” to have a beer at “Schwarzwald Christel”, the big fireworks on Friday and a ride at the “Wilde Maus”!
EVENTS & VENUES
GOURMET FESTIVAL On three days in the summer, the famous Königsallee turns into a foodie’s paradise.
WEINSOMMER A wine tasting event that tours Germany every year. Düsseldorf ’s turn is in August, the location is the Marktplatz in front of City Hall.
VOGUE’S FASHION NIGHT OUT Shopping isn’t just a leisure activity in Düsseldorf. It’s serious business. Which is why the city has its own Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, one day after Berlin.
KIEFERNSTRASSENFEST Food and flea market at Düsseldorf ’s legendary colourful Kiefernstraße. PUBLIC FESTIVAL
ZAKK-STRASSENFEST Music, culture, people, flea market, food and happiness!
HOHE STRASSE FEST Here, the beautiful Carlstadt celebrates itself, its fashion, its art and its lifestyle.
NIGHT OF CREATIVITY Some of the city’s key creative players discuss the future of the creative economy.
CREATIVEMORNINGSDUS Once a month, creative people talk to other creative people about different topics early in the morning
Gustaf Gründgens Platz 1 40211 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte dhaus.de
Worringer Straße 140 40210 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte dhaus.de
POESIESCHLACHT — DER DÜSSELDORFER POETRY SLAM Regular poetry slams at zakk
EAT & STYLE “Germany’s biggest Food-Festival” tours Düsseldorf in October.
FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF A student-organized film festival that incorporates all genres. Only condition: entries have to be shorter than 30 minutes.
FORTUNA DÜSSELDORF Support your local football team! No matter if it plays in the first, second or third league. Fortuna fans know what we are talking about
DÜSSELDORFER WEIHNACHTSMARKT There are several all over the town, but our favourite is the Christmas market at the Rathaus. Enjoy some traditional (white) mulled wine and sausage.
Luisenstraße 120 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt theaterfabrik.org
Ronsdorfer Straße 74 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern theaterkantine.de
THEATRE & COMEDY
Kay-und-Lore-Lorentz-Platz 40213 Düsseldorf · Altstadt kommoedchen.de
Erkrather Straße 30 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern tanzhaus-nrw.de
Winkelsfelderstraße 21 40477 Düsseldorf · Derendorf theater-der-klaenge.de
DÜSSELDORFER SCHAUSPIELHAUS @ CENTRAL
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FLINGERN ROLLT DEN ROTEN TEPPICH AUS Support your local dealer: Shopping, eating and enjoying a mulled wine until midnight. Also check out spring event “Flingern at Night” in May!
Ehrenhof 1 40479 Düsseldorf · Pempelfort tonhalle.de MUSIC & ARTS
Ronsdorfer Straße 77 a 40233 Düsseldorf · Flingern weltkunstzimmer.de OPERA & BALLET
DEUTSCHE OPER AM RHEIN
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 16 a 40213 Düsseldorf · Stadtmitte operamrhein.de
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FFT FORUM FREIES THEATER
Jahnstraße 3 40215 Düsseldorf Friedrichstadt forum-freies-theater.de VARIETÉ
Apollo-Platz 1 40213 Düsseldorf · Unterbilk apollo-variete.com
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