Düsseldorf (city). Article #5. Vol. 4, pg 299.
Although I don’t speak German, it just seems like Düsseldorf is the funnest German city to say out loud. (Didn’t Col. Klink talk about being from Düsseldorf)? I also appreciate that I now know how to type a ü character in Windows. (ALT + 0252).
Britannica explains that Düsseldorf is the capital of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. (Which means that I also just learned that Germany has 16 states).
Since I’m a sucker for cool churches and cathedrals, I liked hearing that the town symbol of Düsseldorf is the twisted spire of the 14th-century church of St. Lambertus. The story is that the spire was built with wet wood, which twisted as it dried. Having done a few home improvement projects that took a similar path, I’m a believer in this theory.
Don’t miss this great article on other Twisted Spires throughout Europe.
“Düsseldorf.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2010. Vol. 4 pg 299.