Since the rock band Toten Hosen dedicated their song "Altbierlied" (dark beer song) to Düsseldorf's pubs and bars, "the longest bar in the world" has become famous far beyond Düsseldorf. More than 250 pubs, restaurants and bars line the streets of theOldTown. Quaint breweries, trendy restaurants or student pubs with a friendly atmosphere - go for it and explore the variety!
The cultural scene in Dusseldorf has a wide and varied programme to offer. The "Deutsche Oper am Rhein" employs Germany's largest ensemble, the "Tonhalle" (concert hall) is one of the most impressive and modern venues in Germany.
Dusseldorf's theatre (Schauspielhaus) alone offers a choice of four stages, including the "Junge Schauspielhaus" (Young Theatre) and the Central at the main station, a platform for experimental pieces. Venues such as the "Kom(m)ödchen" cabaret in the "Haus der Kunsthalle", the "Komödie" boulevard theatre on Steinstrasse, the "Theater an der Kö" and not least Dusseldorf's "Marionette Theatre" on Bilker Strasse round off the wealth of theatre venues. Roncalli's Apollo Varieté to be found on the Rhine promenade has also been a permanent fixture here for years