Düsseldorf Airport Live Cam

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  • Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
  • Postfach 30 03 63
  • Düsseldorf 40403 - Germany
  • +49 (0) 211 421-0
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The history of the Kö

The internationally most famous trademark of Düsseldorf is the Königsallee (Kö). This most extravagant kilometre in Germany is one of the world's most luxury boulevards.

In 1802, in the course of a re-development of the area, the court's master builder Huschberger was commissioned to build a generous town moat with an avenue instead of the existing fortifications. In 1804, the new avenue was completed. The excavation of a moat of 31 metres width and 5 metres depth required the little river Düssel to be diverted to supply the water.

On the suggestion of garden architect Weyhe, trees were planted along the moat. Two wooden bridges leading over it were provided with sentry boxes to levy customs duties. Because of the trees, the avenue was later on called Chestnut Avenue.

After the legendary incident of horse manure being thrown at King Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1848), it was renamed Königsallee as a gesture of goodwill.