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Dusseldorf Königsallee — Luxurious Boulevard

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Dusseldorf's internationally best known trademark is the Königsallee (short: 'Kö' — Kings Avenue).

Germany's most sophisticated mile is considered as one of the world's grand luxurious boulevards.

The boulevard with its generous stretch of water down the center was commissioned from the court master builder Huschberger in the place of the existing fortifications, when the area was redeveloped in 1802.

The excavation of a moat of 31 m width and 5 m depth required the Düssel river to be diverted to provide the nececessary water. Two wooden bridges crossing the moat were provided with toll huts.

Dusseldorf Königsallee by Night [Photo: Thomas Robbin]
Dusseldorf Königsallee

On the suggestion of the landscape architect Weyhe, trees were planted alongside, and the boulevard was later on named Kastanienallee (Chestnut Avenue).

After the legendary incident when horse manure was thrown at King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. (1848), it was renamed Königsallee as a gesture of goodwill.

 


This glitter world inspires us to explore even more of this modern German city. Schloss Benrath (Benrath Palace) is our next tour stop.

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