Düsseldorf, Germany

Image of the city

Population

city: 642,304

Land area

217 km2

Population density

2954 inhabitants/km2


Düsseldorf is the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the most populous federal state in Germany. After Cologne, it is the second largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh largest in Germany. As part of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region with more than 10 million inhabitants and the Rhineland metropolitan region with around 9 million inhabitants, Düsseldorf lies at the heart of one of Germany's largest economic centres and forms the core of the central European economic area in one of Europe's most populous regions.

Due to its good location on the Rhine, in the centre of regional, national and European conurbations, Düsseldorf has developed into an important transport hub and an important metropolis with a supra-regional function. Düsseldorf is connected to several high-capacity motorways. After Frankfurt and Munich, Düsseldorf International Airport is the third largest airport in Germany and the intercontinental hub of NRW. In rail transport, the city is integrated into the Trans-European Network (TEN-T core network corridor Rhine-Alps) and has 2 ICE long-distance stations with the main railway station and the Düsseldorf Airport railway station.

With the port of Neuss-Düsseldorf, the sixth largest inland port in Germany and the port of Reisholz, Düsseldorf is of supra-regional importance as a transhipment centre for goods. In addition, Düsseldorf has a dense local transport network, which is part of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR). It consists of the SPNV network (Regional Express, Regional Railway and S-Bahn) as well as the municipal network of light rail vehicles, trams and the supplementary city bus, express bus and metro bus lines operated by Rheinbahn AG. The rail lines are largely radial to the city centre. The bus lines are linked to the regional and local rail network, with the metro bus lines running in a ring around the city centre and connecting the outer districts in particular.

As an important service, trade and production location, Düsseldorf is a centre of attraction and a demanded business location for numerous national and international corporations. In addition to financial, insurance and corporate service providers, the trade and telecommunications sectors as well as the manufacturing industry also play a major role in its economic significance. In addition, Düsseldorf is an internationally important trade fair, congress and media city and a global fashion metropolis. With 22 universities, it is the largest university location in North Rhine-Westphalia and, as a renowned city of art and culture, a leader far beyond the state's borders. Düsseldorf's high attractiveness generates more than 300,000 commuters every day. There are also a large number of business travellers and tourists as well as an increasing volume of freight traffic.

Modal Split

29
12
19
40
Year 2013

Source:

Mobilität in Städten - SrV 2013 (TU Dresden)

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
27
11
22
40
Year 2008

Source:

Sonderauswertung zur Verkehrserhebung, Mobilität in Städten – SrV 2008‘ Städtevergleich Dresden, im November 2009 (TU Dresden)

Survey method:

Representative household surveyone due date per household (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday).all HH-members PAPI (paper and pencil interview), CATI (computer aided telephone interview)and CAWI (computer aided web interview).

Year

2008

Population (2008)

629,005

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
19
22
53
Year 2001

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2001

Population (2001)

570,765

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
24
8
21
35
12
Year 1999

Source:

Socialdata

Year

1999

Population (1999)

588,000

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Car passenger
24
8
21
35
12
Year 1999
19
22
53
Year 2001
27
11
22
40
Year 2008
29
12
19
40
Year 2013
PT
Walk
Bike
Car
Car driver
Car passenger

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Markus Schneider

Telephone: +49 211 89 946 04
Email: demarkus.schneiderduesseldorf
City website:https://www.duesseldorf.de
Political representative: Thomas Geisel, Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • RocK (2008 - 2015)   (show/hide more information)
    The aim of RocK (\"Regions of connected knowledge) was to develop improved, efficient, interoperable and customer-friendly connections in and between knowledge regions.
  • Eurocities

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in development.

Export city to PDF