Düsseldorf is located in in the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. There is a population of about 600,000, which benefits from a very good infrastructure, e.g. public transport. Düsseldorf´s cityscape is characterized by various cultures, as Düsseldorf is home to the largest Japanese community in Germany. Internationality, the function as state capital and the strong economy – that is what makes Düsseldorf unique. Moreover, there is a wide range of sports and cultural activities, especially for our students.


  • Many sports clubs, which offer both popular and competitive sport
  • Swimming pools and waterparks
  • Rowing clubs and canoeing clubs on the river Rhine
  • Many running routes along the Rhine

For those students, who are interested in watching sports events, Düsseldorf offers several opportunities to participate: Düsseldorf´s Ice Hockey team “DEG” plays in the German Ice Hockey League and is looking forward to get supported by their fans; Düsseldorf´s soccer team “Fortuna Düsseldorf” is also happy about many fans, that cheer them during their games in the German soccer league.

Cultural activities

  • Many cultural attractions, sightseeing tours (e.g. Rhine embankment promenade, the city hall, Heinrich Heine birth place)
  • Art museums
  • Theatres
  • Many carnival events and parades
  • Cinemas, Open Air Cinemas during the summer
  • Concerts in the famous “Tonhalle” or one of several concert halls

Other activities

  • Wide range of restaurants, cafés and pubs
  • Old Town
  • Exclusive shopping opportunities on the well-known Königsallee (“Kö”), which is regarded as the major fashion and shopping location in Düsseldorf
  • Various parks and forests

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