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Libraries for all who speak German

If you are a book lover, enjoy reading, you are visiting Dusseldorf and speak German – then you should know that there are few places where you can borrow books for free.

Public libraries

You don’t have to go to the city library and become a member. All you have to do is go on Rhinepromenade or Schillerplatz, whichever is closer to your accommodation, and you’ll find lovely public libraries where book lovers borrow and return books for free.

I was delighted with this discovery. Book community is fair and honest, they take and return books without stealing or making damage.

Simple as that.

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All you have to know is to read German language.

What is also wonderful is that both places have benches, Schillerplatz has adorable park with families and kids who play. And Rhinepromenade – well is Rhinepromenade. Clean air, river, and perfect view. Just pick a spot, take your book and dive into reading .

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People in Dusseldorf generally love books, frequently visit book stores and read. Indeed, great community.

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Graffiti street in Dusseldorf

Famous graffiti or street art has special place in Dusseldorf. Entire street – Kiefernstrasse has more than creative house fronts. Inspiring drawings, personal life attitudes and opinions are placed on whole buildings, from foundation to roof.
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They are inspiring and colorful, definitely not-everyday.
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To walk along this street, whether you like murals and graffiti or not, you have to admire persistence, great patience, wonderful details and spirit of the artists.
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Today, it’s mostly quiet, but once was notorious street. Place for alternative culture.
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Now, you can just spend hours enjoying awesome artwork and follow the stories those drawings tell you. Each building has its own.
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So, when you visit Dusseldorf, be sure to stop by and take a walk down the Kiefernstrasse.
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It’s definitely worth it !!!
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​Mary & der Vulkan – Eine meteorologische Phantasmagorie

We visited KIT – Kunst im Tunnel to see exhibition Mary & der Vulkan.

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KIT has wonderful space, great light and atmosphere and most important very kind and helpful curators. It was wonderful tour, specially interesting because it’s underground – in the tunnel.

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Exhibition was about terror. It all started with a volcano which led to series of events in 1816, exactly 200 years ago. Changed lifestyle caused by bad weather made Mary Shelley to create Frankenstein and John Polidori – The Vampyre. It was a time of horror stories.

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Exhibition took place in the tunnel with horror theme and exhibits. It was an exciting experience.

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When you are visiting Dusseldorf be sure to check out KIT and see some of their current exhibitions.

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Simply, KIT is a place you must see for its originality.

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