Known throughout Europe as a shopping metropolis, Düsseldorf also offers oases of peace with its parks and a culinary celebration mile with numerous bars and restaurants. There is hardly a more noble shopping mile in Germany than the Königsallee with its nostalgic newspaper kiosks, the cast-iron lanterns and the double-row avenue of trees in the middle. Chanel, Armani and the jewelers Tiffany and Bucherer are just a few of the illustrious names that have settled here permanently. The shopping street with the highest sales in Germany is Schadowstrasse. Both streets are not far from the centrally located IntercityHotel Düsseldorf. The atmosphere is colorful at the world's longest bar, a collection of pubs that stretches from Düsseldorf's old town to the Rhine. The Brauhaus Zum Füchschen brews its own tasty Altbier. In the expansive Hofgarten but also at the Ständehaus, parks entice after shopping and sightseeing. The Rhine Tower takes you high up.