World's Most Underrated Cities
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Voted the city with the best quality of life in Germany, this metropolis just north of Cologne on the Rhine River offers a fashionable welcome to visitors. Its congress center hosts some of Europe’s major trade shows, while its chic Königsallee, a tree-lined shopping street fondly called the Kö, is home to every designer boutique imaginable. To sample Düsseldorf’s less stuffy ambience, head to Old Town, where each night crowds of young locals descend to slurp huge steins of pilsner and feast on pork knuckles.
Don’t Miss: Allow time for a visit to Schloss Benrath, a circa-1755 Rococo palace set on expansive, parklike grounds and home to a trio of museums.