Frank Gehry’s Neuer Zollhof
For our second day in Düsseldorf, we went for a cruise along the Rhine River. If you do an image search of Düsseldorf, Germany you can’t help but find photos of Frank Gehry’s Neuer Zollhof, comprised of three buildings that curve and lean made of white plaster, stainless steel, and brick, and the Rheinturm, Düsseldorf’s landmark and the world’s largest digital clock. I didn’t want to leave the city without seeing both! Luckily they’re located along the Rhine River and we were able see them on our cruise. After our hour boat ride, we went to one last brewery, Im Füchschen, for altbier and schnitzel. A perfect, relaxing way to end our weekend trip!
Breakfast at Poccino, one of the many Italian restaurants in Düsseldorf
Dad with his first plate from the breakfast buffet
Scrambled eggs and bacon for us
Walking through the Hofgarten on the way to Burgplatz in Altstadt
Mom and Dad in the Hofgarten
Arrived at the Burgplatz
View of the Rheinturm from the Burgplatz
Welcome on board!
View of the Lambertus-Basilika, the oldest building in Düsseldorf (with a slightly crooked tower), and the Schlossturm from the boat
Ready for the cruise to begin
Enjoying the sunshine while waiting for the cruise to begin
Altstadt, or Old City
Mom and Dad with the Rheinturm
Rheinturm and Neuer Zolhoff
Me in front of Neuer Zollhof
More office buildings along the Rhine River
Heading up North
Arriving back at Burgplatz
Taking the last photos before the boat docks
Interesting monument we passed on the way to get lunch
Walking to the brewery
Lunch at Im Füchschen
Barrels of altbier
“Füchs” is German for “fox”
Can’t go to a microbrewery and without trying the beer!
Deciding what to order
Very serious decision!
“Schnitzel Wiener Art” (pork meat) with cranberries, fried potatoes and salad