The city of Düsseldorf sits in the East of Germany, at the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr region, and on the banks of the Rhine. Created in 1288 as a charter town, it is the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia, and has a multi-cultural atmosphere. Rent a car in Düsseldorf and you can explore the city’s combination of both new and old. The Aldstdt district, which is home to some of the city’s many bars and traditional architecture, is juxtaposed with the modern style of the busy port, Medienhafen, where there are three buildings designed by Frank Gehry.