boot dusseldorf

Boot Dusseldorf

Boot Dusseldorf 2014

Boot Dusseldorf or the Dusseldorf International Boat Show is Germany’s premier boat show and one of the largest boat shows in the world.  It is held annually at the Messe Dusseldorf in Germany for one week in January.  This year it runs from 18th to 26th January 2014

Boot Dusseldorf will see some 1600 exhibitors and over 240,000 visitors, with 20% of these being foreign visitors. Boot Dusseldorf is marketed as a trade fair showing new developments in the yacht and also water sports industry.  Sailing and motor yachts are the biggest attraction with diving the next most visited section of the exhibition.  Dusseldorf is located inland and all boats and yachts are undercover, unlike the Genoa Boat Show in Italy, which is of comparable size but more of a traditional boat show.

If you are considering a trip to Boot Dusseldorf then the city of Dusseldorf itself is well worth a visit too.  Dusseldorf is located on the Western side of Germany in the Northern Rhineland on the banks of the Rhine river. Essen is to the North and Cologne to the South.  With a population of nearly 600,000 inhabitants, Dusseldorf is a thriving international business and financial centre famous for its fashion and trade fairs.  Indeed Messe Dusseldorf (the venue of Boot Dusseldorf) claims to hold one-fifth of all the worlds premier trade shows.  The Königsallee Avenue or Kö for short is Düsseldorf’s most popular shopping mile and a must for visitors.  Kö is one of the most beautiful and chic shopping streets in Europe. The Old town or Altstadt also deserves some time.  This area is dubbed “the longest bar in the world” and boasts over 260 pubs and traditional brewery taverns.  A visit to the Zum Uerige on the banks of the Rhine should feature on the itinerary.  Here you will be served Düsseldorf’s famous dark beer, Altbier, and a plate of the local Rhineland cuisine, Rheinischer Sauerbraten, a beef roast marinated in vinegar and spices served with gravy and raisins or maybe perhaps some Himmel und Äd (Heaven and Earth)  black pudding with stewed apples mixed with mashed potatoes.

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