Düsseldorf (city)

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.

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