Three Hours in Düsseldorf

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It says much that in these austere times Düsseldorf prides itself on being debt-free, but the city is more than just a prosperous corner of Germany. It's a cultural hub with more than 100 art galleries and 26 museums. Here's a quick walk around this chic city by the Rhine.

Hour 1: Head for the MedienHafen, the former warehouse district. It's now home to buildings designed by leading architects, among them Frank Gehry and William Alsop (you can't miss his dazzling Colorium office building). Take an overview of the city at the...

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